Air Cargo Shipments Rise 2.1% in January

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Air cargo shipments rose 2.1% in January from a year earlier, with about an even split in gains in domestic and international shipments, the Air Transport Association said. Total shipments for the month rose to 2.01 billion revenue ton-miles, the group said in its monthly statistics report issued late Tuesday.Domestic shipments rose 2% to 974.6 million RTMs, while international shipments rose 2.1% to 1.04 billion RTMs.A revenue ton-mile is the revenue generated by carrying one ton of freight one mile.Air cargo shipments always have a trucking component, since air carriers use trucks for local and regional ground transportation.