Massive 'iPad 3' Air Freight Deal Spikes Shipping Costs

Massive 'iPad 3' Air Freight Deal Spikes Shipping Costs

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Apple's massive air freight deal for the iPad 3 has resulted in spikes of as much as 20% for others trying to ship, reports AppleInsider and MacRumors.

AppleInsider has been told that shipping company DHL is prepared to handle massive shipments from Apple. One person who contacted AppleInsider said that changes to the price of air cargo through DHL have signaled a major planned Apple shipment from China to the U.S.

MacRumors also heard from a shipping representative that his freight broker in China had been scrambling to find space for shipments with rates rising 20% in one week after Apple took up available capacity at 'premium rates'.

Another shipping manager told us a similar story today, with his company being unable to find space with its usual carrier due to Apple's demand and having to scramble to find alternatives for moving products overseas.

It thought that Apple is planning to have the next generation iPhone become available very shortly after its unveiling on March 7th.

Massive 'iPad 3' Air Freight Deal Spikes Shipping Costs

Justabrake - March 5, 2012 at 10:47pm
I say never put all your eggs in one basket , What if the plane goes down
Tyron - March 5, 2012 at 7:55pm
Who the fu*k is so sick and need to know this info when iPad 3 will leave China. Guys you are sick and visit doctor. iClarified, i start to hate You with every day more and more because of this rubbish informations :(
wittybob - March 5, 2012 at 8:16pm
BTW, where did you get this rubbish informations anyway? I also hope you visit doctor !!
paultart - March 5, 2012 at 7:28pm
New Generation iPHONE????? Surely that is a typo? Should be iPad????
MonTage - March 6, 2012 at 11:05am
Yeah, definitely a typo.
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