Miami International Airport's (MIA) total cargo volume increased 8% year-over-year to 687,675 tons in the first quarter of 2022.
Of this 552,371 tonnes came from international transport. So far this year, MIA international shipments are up 5.4 percent, while domestic shipments are up 20.5 percent.
MIA's strong first quarter follows the airport's best year in several trade categories. In 2021, Miami International Airport set new annual records of 2.7 million tons of gross cargo and 2 million tons of international cargo, further cementing the global gateway's position as the busiest airport in the United States and the ninth largest international cargo airport in the world.
The total value of imports and exports at airports also reached $67.5 billion last year, up 28 percent from 2020 to a record $14.8 billion. MIA air trade in 2021 accounted for 95 percent of Florida's air trade and 41 percent of the state's air and sea trade.
The main import of airport weight last year remained flowers, 327,881 tonnes worth nearly $1.6 billion, a 39 per cent increase in weight and 34 per cent increase in value. Currently, MIA flower imports are flourishing, with the Florida Flower Importers Association predicting a 10 percent year-over-year increase in imports leading up to Mother's Day on May 8. MIA handles 89 percent of U.S. flower imports by air.
MIA's largest import category was gold, jewelry and gemstones, at $4.4 billion in 2021, up 9% year on year. MIA's largest export is auto parts and tires, which doubled from 18,703 tons in 2012 to 37,607 tons last year, while the largest export is aerospace/spacecraft parts, which reached us $6.5 billion, up 2% over the previous year.
The Florida hub handled 2.7 million tons of freight in 2021, "breaking" the previous record of 2.3 million tons set in 2020.
Factors affecting freight forwarder consignor Freight transportation
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Factors affecting the shipping price of consignor
In the process of international transportation, there are many factors affecting the price of transportation, in addition to some fuel and labor costs, there are many important factors. For example, the nature of the consignor, its own value and packaging form, as well as stowage factor and transporter's requirements for transportation, etc. There will be some fixed costs during the use of the ship, such as the ship's maintenance insurance and fuel consumption. There is also the change of supply and demand in the consignor market. In the transport off-season, transport prices are relatively low, in the transport of the peak season, transport prices will be relatively high.
The transportation prices are different for different consignors
In the general international trade process, the price of transport according to different modes of transport, price is also different. International freight rates are divided into sea freight, air freight and rail freight.
The specific consignor freight rate can also be subdivided. For example, rail freight can be divided into passenger freight and freight. Shipping rates are also divided into tramp rates and liner rates. Tramp rates are also affected by market supply and demand relations at that time, while liner transport costs are relatively fixed. Airfreight can be divided into general goods, designated goods and special goods, and the specific transportation price is also determined according to the weight of transportation, at the same time, even if the volume is small, the weight is also counted by weight, but if the opposite is large, small weight, also according to the specific volume to calculate.
The choice of international logistics, the quality of logistics will affect the seller's store score, but also affect customer satisfaction rate.
Logistics advantages of the consignor in the destination country and region
In Eastern Europe, DHL has advantages in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Hungary and other places while EMS has advantages in Greece, Russia, Turkey and other places. Western Europe, Northern Europe, southern Europe can use DHL international express, TNT international express, these two kinds of customs clearance capacity. TNT has a clear advantage in the Netherlands and Belgium.
For Canada, the United States and other American countries, FedEx, UPS and DHL are all suitable for their strong customs clearance capacity and fast time.
Applicable to Asia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries DHL, FedEx. DHL and FedEx are time-saving, but THE price of DHL is higher. Indonesia also suggests USING DHL because it has a stronger customs clearance capacity.
In Oceania, DHL and UPS aging fast, with high prices; TNT and FedEx have lower prices but relatively few outlets. Particular attention should be paid to the "Made in China" label on the packaging of Australian products.
Middle East express ARAMEX, EMS for Middle East region. Commercial express in Africa is very expensive. In remote areas, IT is suggested to send EMS international express. EMS countries have the strongest customs clearance capacity. The air express consignor can reach many countries and regions that commercial express and postal express cannot reach, so the wide range of consignor transportation is its advantage.
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