Atlas Joins the Conversation on Trans-Pacific Air Cargo Trade at Air Cargo China 2024 

Last week, members of the Atlas team attended Air Cargo China, the largest industry event for air logistics in China, to meet with clients, have meaningful sales conversations and build upon Atlas’ global footprint, specifically in the Asia Pacific region.

The event took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center for the 20th year, where over 700 exhibitors displayed their offerings across an expansive 50,000 square meters of exhibition space. The show served as a vibrant marketplace of innovation and collaboration for global logistics and the airfreight industry.

During the conference, Alvin Tay, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, spoke on the “Trans-Pacific Air Cargo Trade – Is the Best Yet to Come?” panel. Alvin and fellow industry thought leaders discussed the trends shaping the uptick in demand and the challenges in the transpacific air cargo market.

Alvin Tay (second from right) on the panel “Trans-Pacific Air Cargo Trade – Is the Best Yet to Come?”

“We are not having the so-called traditional air freight demand cycle right now, as demand is mainly driven by e-commerce traffic,” said Alvin. On geopolitical risks, he mentioned “We believe in globalization. Air freight is very nimble and resilient. There is a lot of demand for e-commerce, and every day people continue to buy online. In addition to this, we continue to move other items like perishables and pharmaceuticals. Overall, air freight continues to play an important role in the global economy.”

Alvin concluded, “I think the best is yet to come and the second half of this year is going to be very interesting for airfreight.”

Also attending the event were Brian Munson, Vice President, Global Charter Sales, Tracy Khan, Director ACMI Sales and Business Development, Isabella Hui, Assistant Manager, Revenue Analysis & Partnership Programs, Carrie Lau, Senior Director Sales, Wil Leung, Manager, Charter Sales, APAC and June Tse, Supervisor Marketing & ACMI Services.

“It was fantastic to see the turnout at the event, with most of our customers and several prospective clients in attendance,” said Brian. I have been attending this show for more than a decade, and this was the largest I have ever seen.”

The discussions at the show, spanning the entire spectrum of logistics services, were highly insightful, focusing on the expectations for Q4 and the overall market outlook.

“We’re poised for significant growth and success in Q4 and beyond,” said Brian. “The event was a testament to the continued importance of our presence in the Asia-Pacific region. We are excited about the future and the potential it continues to hold for Atlas.”