Neutral airfreight wholesale and brokerage is the systematic series of actions operated by master co-loaders and consolidators, by which logistics companies can purchase block-space cargo capacity at lower rates than offered by the carrier.
The operation varies and results differ widely in different parts of the world. In the West, this is achieved by the wholesaler consolidating many small shipments into a single booking, taking advantage of the lower ULD or BSA rate per kilogram offered by airlines for larger shipments or contracts, and then sharing the cost saving with customers.
Or it can also be achieved by combining dense cargo and volume cargo on the same airline pallet to maximize the chargeable capacity of the pallet without exceeding its physical weight limit. In the East, this is achieved by the master co-loader conducting large block space agreements with the carriers and consolidating multiple MAWBs /shipments for various destinations into one or several pallets, taking advantage the (EQ) equalization period offered by the carrier to aggregate pallets’ actual weight over a period of days.
Airfreight wholesale will play an important role in the post covid global air cargo market, and airfreight increasingly will be integrated into multimodal supply chains that provide a better balance between cost and time. Demand for economy airfreight consolidation solutions will open to new developing markets by providing fast and reliable services for medium value and eCommerce goods and will continue to grow supporting production activities.
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