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Dynamic airfreight pricing, what it means for shippers and forwarders | Air Cargo News

Posted airfreight rates with promotions change about once a month, on average. When airlines make the shift to dynamic pricing, rates change constantly, driven by excess capacity and diminishing time before departure, writes Manel Galindo* of Freightos.

Once the majority of airlines make this shift to dynamic pricing, our industry will witness the same kind of monumental transformation that reshaped passenger air travel in the 1980s or concert tickets in the 2000s.

Air cargo pricing is about to get dynamic

Ever search for an airplane ticket, find the perfect flight, come back two hours later and see that the same flight price spiked? Welcome to the wonderful world of dynamic pricing.

Air cargo isn’t there… yet.

Although airfreight rates currently change about once a month, even that pace of change is still called static pricing. Given what I’ve seen since starting the business nine years ago, dynamic pricing won’t be hitting the industry in a few months…or even in a few years.

It already has. And, as it rolls out more and more, it will significantly change the way freight is bought and sold.

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