© Maren Winter |trade war
© Maren Winter

Normally publicity-shy Seabury has published an update to a previous article on the impact of the trade war on air cargo. And it is stuffed full of interesting facts. Roughly half the volume of one of the biggest air freight routes is affected by tariffs – on US-China, 86% of the volumes are tariff-hit, or, in total, some 940,000 tonnes of air freight, up from 200,000 before the latest tariffs hit.

As it points out, however, most finished products such as mobile phones are unaffected, and it also notes that any structural effects will take a few months to become clear. But the initial round of tariffs did cause unexpected spikes, the consultant confirmed. Worth a read.

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