Newsletter – May 7, 2018
Frankfurt Airport handlers tackle truck congestion
Two of Frankfurt Airport’s major cargo handlers, Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) and LUG aircargo handling, are pioneering the compulsory use of a truck loading bay slot-booking system at their respective terminals from next month, in a bid to create a more-efficient flow of traffic to and from their warehouses. Read more here.
Air France-KLM CEO To Resign After Staff Vote No
Air France-KLM chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac will resign next week after failing to persuade Air France staff to accept a four year pay deal. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Feeder Boxship Shortage Predicted
Analysts at SeaIntel in Copenhagen are suggesting something unheard of in shipping since the collapse of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago – there is a shortage of a certain ship type across the world. Read more here.
China Bans Foreging Ships Heading for Scrap
China, which has led the worl in green ship recycling, is shuttting its doors to foreign ships heading to its hores to be broken up. Read more here.
DP World Nhava Sheva to speed up cargo clearance and cut costs
DP World terminals located at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) are looking at new ways to enhance customer service and boost productivity.
DP World Nhava Sheva, in collaboration with local customs authorities, has launched “on-wheel examination and sampling” services for imports booked under the direct port delivery (DPD) programme, a measure designed to reduce dwell times at the port, reported IHS Media. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
EU reiterates threat to retaliate against US tariffs
The European Union reiterated its threat to impose countermeasures if the U.S. doesn’t grant the bloc a permanent exemption from American steel and aluminum tariffs, a decision the Trump administration postponed for 30 days earlier this week. Read more here.