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Air Cargo Matters

During the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Abu Dhabi, the new Value of Air Cargo: Air Cargo Makes it Happen brochure was shared, highlighting key facts about Cargo and the value it brings. 

Air cargo is a trade facilitator that contributes to global economic development and creates millions of jobs. The global economy depends on the ability to deliver high-quality products at competitive prices to consumers worldwide. Air cargo transports over US $6 trillion worth of goods, accounting for approximately 35% of world trade by value.

2.5 million lives are saved every year by vaccines

Because of supply chain solutions, vaccines can reach their destination in time to be effective. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization programs will prevent more than 4 million annual child deaths by 2018. Air cargo is critical in flying these temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in the best conditions, using cutting-edge technologies and procedures.

 7.4 billion parcels are sent every year

328 billion letters and 7.4 billion postal parcels are sent every year and air mail plays an essential role in their delivery. While the emergence of electronic communications caused a dramatic decrease in the number of letters sent, more and more parcels are delivered daily thanks to e-commerce.

24 hours in Air Cargo

Have you ever wondered how much Cargo is transported by air in 24 hours? Read the Value of air cargo brochure (pdf) to see a snapshot of some of the goods transported by air in 24 hours.


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