Air cargo load factors and rates continued their expected peak season climb in September, according to CLIVE Data Services. A ‘dynamic loadfactor’ – which measures volume and weight perspectives of cargo flown and capacity rose to 68% in the last week of September, higher than any pre-covid level.

Data for September 2021 shows chargeable weight of +1% vs 2019, on a par with recent months, and +14% compared to September 2020, following +23% and +19% Y/Y growth levels reported in July and August 2021.

Capacity remained constrained at -13% versus pre-covid levels. Compared to August 2021, global air cargo capacity was more-or-less flat on a like-for-like basis M/M.

Lloyd’s Load List