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Windfall for Asian airlines amid gridlock at US West Coast ports

Carriers airlift goods ranging from yogurt and cheese for US military forces in Japan and Korea to car parts and potatoes for fries

The ship-to-plane shift across the Pacific is adding momentum to a rebound in global air cargo in Asia, which is home to about half of the world's 10 biggest airlines and where cargo is a bigger business than for their US peers'.


THE US military ordered yoghurt and cottage cheese flown to forces in Japan and South Korea last month as a labour dispute began jamming up West Coast ports.

Honda Motor Co and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd resorted to airlifting parts to US plants to bypass the clogged...

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