TAC Index | Global Air Freight Rate Market Data
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TAC Index: Global Freight Rate Index

Air Cargo Pricing Rate Index

Airport-to-airport general cargo rate index, tracking price volatility across the major air cargo trade routes.

Key Features

TAC Freight is an air cargo price reporting agency (PRA) platform, allowing you to access real-time data and air freight rate index charts. Stay ahead of the competition with the latest market insights. Make Data driven decisions using market actionable, highquality, timely, financially compliant data.

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Weekly general cargo prices ($/kg) reflecting previous 7 days aggregated transactions in the market

Relevant Global Air Forwarders Transactional Data Icon


Based on transactional data from global air forwarders, taken directly from the master Airway Bill validated against airline data

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Transparent methodology for industry standard metrics, fully auditable following IOSCO Principles For Financial Benchmarking

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Major global origin destination (OD) airport pairs

Our Services

How the TAC Index works

Main Index Formula

Available to all users

Main Index Formula

Subsector Indices

Available to forwarder data providers only

Subsector Indices (Net Archieved Price MAWB)
Subsector Indices (Net Archieved Price HAWB)

*Additional Key Performance Indications (KPIs) also available to data providers.

TAC Freight Actual Net Price Statistic


TAC Freight Methodology


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Data is supplied by global air freight forwarders

All data is at the transaction (house and master AWB) level

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Clearly defined methodologies are used to calculate industry standard reference prices

All reference prices are calculated as volume weighted average prices

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Data is uploaded every Monday by 0900 UTC for the previous week (Monday-Sunday)

The TAC Index aggregates and publishes market data every Monday by 1400 UTC for the previous week (Monday-Sunday)

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Data is uploaded over secure, encrypted channels via an API or browser

All published data is completely anonymous

No transaction data is stored on the front end servers

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All transaction data is fully verifiable and auditable

Data is cleaned using data validation and statistical filtering at a transaction level to ensure data integrity

No OD pair is published until it passes a number of strict thresholds

Data Delivery Channels

Get real-time air freight index data to track market trends and make informed shipping decisions. Empower your logistics planning with TAC Index Air Freight data.

TAC Dashboard
Dashboard features comparative charting functions. Both company and user administration functionality is also accessible through the dashboard.
TAC API Web Service

TAC API Web Service

TAC API functionality is available upon request at no additional charge. Short IT team setup required. Enables access to data in CSV file format.
TAC Monthly Reports
TAC Monthly Reports specific for both Data Providers and Subscribers are available upon request at no additional charge. Bespoke report requests are available for an additional fee.

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