Myths in the air cargo industry

In the world of air freight logistics, we constantly come across tempting offers aimed at impressing customers with seemingly unbeatable prices. But caution is advised - not all that glitters is gold. In this article, we look at common claims and show why they are often misleading.

Not all that glitters is gold

Myths in the air cargo industry
Myths in the air cargo industry

Assertion: "Surplus cargo space at dumping prices"

A common argument is that a major customer has jumped ship and surplus cargo space is now being offered at extremely low prices. In reality, however, the air freight business works differently. Freight forwarders only pay airlines for the cargo space they actually use.

There is therefore no reason to sell surplus space at dumping prices, as it does not even exist.

Assertion: "Unbeatable prices through consol shipments"

Another argument is that the massive purchase of freight space for Consol shipments means that cheaper prices can always be offered than the competition. However, this ignores the fact that many freight forwarders use Consol shipments and that prices are therefore in line with the market.


A single freight forwarder rarely has a significant price advantage over the market as a whole.

Assertion: "Lower prices through chartered cargo aircraft"

The assertion that by chartering entire cargo aircraft, lower prices can be offered than the market does not stand up to closer scrutiny. An air freight forwarder will not sell a shipment for less than the price it could achieve on the market itself.


The chartering of complete aircraft is also associated with high costs and risks, which are reflected in the price.

Conclusion: Rely on facts and transparency

It is important to remain critical and not be deceived by untrue promises. In air freight logistics, facts, transparency and a fair price-performance ratio are what count. As your trusted partner in logistics, we offer you honest and competitive prices as well as a reliable service tailored to your needs.


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