- Cargo handled by international airfreight forwarders declined 2.2% in 2020 from 2019, according to revised data from the Civil Aeronautics Board
- Nippon Express Philippines reclaimed the top international air freight forwarder spot under revised stats
- Consolidations rose 13.7% while breakbulking and direct shipments dropped 12.3% and 14%, respectively
Cargo handled by international airfreight forwarders reached 346.463 million kilograms (kg) in 2020, a 2.2% decline from 354.373 million kg posted in 2019, according to revised data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
The updated data as of March 26 includes report revisions from Nippon Express Philippines Corp. and Jupiter Logistics Philippines, Inc, according to CAB.
With the update, Nippon Express came out as the top international air freight forwarder in terms of volume for the 12th straight year in 2020. In the February 7 preliminary data, Jupiter Logistics was the top freight forwarder.
Consolidations, which accounted for 46.78% of the total forwarding volume, rose 13.7% to 162.074 million kg from 142.528 million kg in 2019.
Breakbulking, with a 34.57% share of the total, decreased 12.3% to 119.778 million kg from 136.635 million kg in 2019.
Direct shipments likewise dropped 14% to 64.611 million kg from 75.209 million kg recorded in 2019.
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines earlier said international air cargo demand fell by 15.5% in 2020 while offered freight capacity plunged by 24.4%. It noted, however, that global economic activity rebounded in the second half of 2020, buoyed by the increase in export orders and the rising demand for the speedy delivery of merchandise by air.
Nippon Express handled 55.761 million kg in 2020, 16.09% of the total, placing it first on CAB’s list of the top 30 international air freight forwarders for 2020.
Top 10 newcomer NRU Cargo Forwarder followed in second place with 32.943 million kg or 9.51%.
U-Freight Philippines, Inc. jumped from 16th place to third with 18.843 million kg or 5.44%, while Yusen Logistics Philippines, Inc. remained in fourth place with 15.968 million kg or 4.61%.
Schenker Philippines, Inc. dropped two places to fifth with 13.698 million kg or 3.95% while UPS Delbros Transport, Inc. went two ranks up to sixth with 11.969 million kg or 3.08%.
Still in seventh place was Kintetsu World Express Phil., Inc. with 11.365 million kg or 3.28%, followed by DHL Express (Philippines) Corp., which jumped four spots to eighth place with 10.623 million kg or 3.07%.
Trans-global Consolidators, Inc., previously in second place, fell to ninth with 10.387 million kg or 3%, while DHL Global Forwarding (Philippines), Inc., formerly ranked sixth, completes the top 10 with 9.435 million kg or 2.72%.
In 11th to 20th places were Federal Express Pacific Ltd. (9.369 million kg); Expeditors Philippines, Inc. (9.116 million kg); Kuenhe + Nagel, Inc. (7.941 million kg); DSV Air & Sear, Inc. (7.783 million kg); ATR International Freight, Inc. (7.617 million kg); Morrison Express Philippines, Inc. (7.240 million kg); TYCS Logistics International, Inc. (5.651 million kg); CEVA Logistics Philippines, Inc. (5.447 million kg); Polaris Express Logistics Corp. (5.147 million kg); and NNR Global Logistics (Phils), Inc. (4.630 million kg).
Completing the top 30 list were Jupiter Logistics (3.805 million kg); Agility International Logistics, Inc. (3.450 million kg); Dimerco Express Philippines, Inc. (3.406 million kg); World Alliance Freight, Inc. (3.299 million kg); UPS SCS (Philippines), Inc. (2.778 million kg); AAI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (2.546 million kg); Bollore Logistics Philippines, Inc. (2.247 million kg); Hankyu Hanshin Express Philippines, Inc. (2.021 million kg); CNT Air Express, Inc. (1.972 million kg); and Panalpina World Transport (Phils), Inc. (1.893 million kg). – Roumina Pablo