Kerem Inanç, General Manager at DHL Global Forwarding, has warned that air cargo faces growing competition from China-Europe rail services, which are increasingly popular with shippers.
Attending the Caspian Air Cargo event in Baku, Inanç told delegates that lower costs and lower CO2 emissions are attracting shippers to ever-improving, faster rail services.
Factors cited as traditional advantages of air cargo, which is typically viewed as the better option for high-value and temperature-controlled goods, are no longer exclusive to air, as secure, electronically sealed containers for these goods can now be safely transported by rail.
Inanç warned that the air cargo sector needed to prepare itself for the competition.
(Source: The Loadstar)