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Preighters unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand

According to a report on the Air Cargo News website, Bruce Chan, vice president of global logistics at investment bank Stifel, says that the use of passenger aircraft in an all-cargo configuration is unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand for the peak season.

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The Air Cargo News article quotes from an item in the Baltic Exchange monthly market summary, which adds that the inflow of passenger-to-freight conversions — so-called preighters — to provide incremental capacity, are insufficient to meet the demand, and, ultimately, these conversions are temporary, and will removed when rates decline.

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