Recorded at CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 14-15 Sep 2023

Australasian air cargo outlook for 2023

Air cargo went through a boom during the pandemic, triggered by enforced savings and ecommerce spending, but saw activity slowing through 2022. The outlook for the sector in 2023 is mixed: China is returning to normal and supply chains continue to stabilise, but at some time capacity continues to expand ahead of demand, yields are down and the macroeconomic outlook for much of the world remains dark.

  • With trade volumes still buoyant through the South Pacific, how are regional airlines taking advantage of the current situation in the cargo market?

  • How will the resumption of international flying by Chinese airlines into Australia and New Zealand affect the regional cargo market?

  • What will be the impact on air freight of falling ocean shipping prices and improved timeliness?

  • What role will autonomous aircraft, drones and other innovations have in the near future?

Moderator:  The University of Sydney Business School, Chair in Transport and Supply Chain Management, Deputy Director, Professor Rico Merkert


  • Macrolytics, CEO & Founder, Peter Negline
  • Cathay Pacific, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery & Regional General Manager, South West Pacific (designate), Frosti Lau
  • AMSL Aero, Commercial Officer, David Orszaczky
  • Team Global Express, Executive General Manager - Priority, Joshua Peacock

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