Bright outlook for Africa-Asia cargo, amid concern over Sudan conflict

28 Jun, 2023

The Africa to Asia trade route has experienced a significant boost in cargo demand recently, but concerns have arisen over potential logistical problems caused by conflict in Sudan.

In April, IATA data showed Africa as the only positive performer as global air cargo demand declined and, notably, cargo on the Africa to Asia tradelane was up 20% year on year.

“Our monthly statistics show there is sufficient capacity to support the increasing air cargo demand in recent months,” said Bojan Wang, an IATA economist in the industry analysis unit.

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