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Byline: Sol Jasven
Inbound air cargo on a high Rand's strength creates imbalancein airfreight movement, writes ANDREW GILLINGHAM DEMAND for air cargo capacity into SA is strong and rising as this country moves into its peak freight season.
Kum Naicker, cargo manager SA at Emirates Sky Cargo, says for the past six months there has been a gross imbalance between inbound and outbound air shipments.
Demand for inbound air cargo space is high as the rand's strength makes imports relatively cheap.
However, the strong rand is affecting exporters negatively and because of this export demand has fallen.
Therefore, while inbound capacity is fully utilised, outbound demand is running at about 60% to 75% of capacity.
This poses a pricing challenge for the airlines, with a number of …