Air Freight Suffers Due To Iran/Israel Conflict

April 18, 2024

 

Following Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel at the weekend, air cargo services to and from the region, and the whole of Asia, have immediately been affected.

Several flights and services were cancelled in and out of the Middle East and many Far East services are now being rerouted to avoid the danger area, leading to payload issues, increased fuel costs and space issues. We understand that some airlines are not accepting new cargo bookings on some routes until further notice.

With capacity now under pressure, we are seeing freight rates on many services starting to spiral upwards and this could continue for the coming days, or perhaps until the Iran/Israel situation improves.

The flooding of Dubai Airport is not helping the current situation, being a major gateway for Asia/Europe traffic. A storm in the United Arab Emirates brought the equivalent of 18 months of rain Tuesday, which has led to the temporary suspension of incoming flights.

The Freedom Logistics team are monitoring the situation closely. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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