Virgin Atlantic Cargo said its 2017 volumes reached a five-year high and revenues rose 9% to £199.6 million ($279 million), driven by strong growth in shipments of pharmaceuticals and e-commerce goods. Cargo operators are optimistic about volumes for 2018 after a strong performance in 2017, with demand from the e-commerce sector, in particular, driving growth. IATA) expects worldwide air cargo volumes to continue to grow in 2018, albeit at a slower pace of 4.5% than the 9.3% growth ...

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