AUSTRALIA: Schenker warns of possible Australia cargo backlogs

Schenker Australia is warning its clients to expect cargo congestion during July as Australia hosts the upcoming World Youth Day event that will be attended by the Pope along with increased passenger traffic from aroundthe world. According to Qantas’ passenger division all flights from the US into Australia will experience heavy passenger loads, which will […]


Schenker Australia is warning its clients to expect cargo congestion during July as Australia hosts the upcoming World Youth Day event that will be attended by the Pope along with increased passenger traffic from aroundthe world.

According to Qantas’ passenger division all flights from the US into Australia will experience heavy passenger loads, which will ease up at the end of July with loads returning to normal in August.

Heavy passenger loads mean minimum cargo uplift leading Qantas anticipating cargo backlogs throughout the month of July. Qantas has one freighter per week ex-LAX but the aircraft has only a small amount of free space available for non allocation holders, according to Schenker.

“DB Schenker currently has no backlog in Los Angeles and more importantly DB Schenker does not wish to be caught short and will therefore investigate whether we may obtain still more capacity from other carriers,” the company said in an emailed statement to clients, adding it will provide updates when available.