Newsletter – June 11, 2018

  • Newsletter – June 11, 2018

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES

    Air cargo must adopt truly open modern standards and accelerate adoption
    source: theloadstar.co.uk
    Inspired by The Loadstar’s recent interview with Lufthansa Cargo’s Alexis von Hoensbroech, the founder of Freightos, Zvi Schreiber, looks at which directions the air carrier market needs to evolve towards in order to keep the competitive tech edge.  Read more here. 


    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    ONE levies emergency bunker surcharges with varying rates
    source:transportweekly.com
    Japanese liner company ONE is following in the footsteps of Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM by introducing an emergency bunker cost Recovery surcharge (BRS) ranging from US$20 to $60 per TEU starting from July 1. Read more here. 


    Vietnam says ‘no’ to waste exports to ease port congestion
    source: seanews.com.tr
    VIETNAM has banned the import of paper and plastic scrap mainly due to congestion at its main marine terminals brought about by waste exporters seeking new markets because of the Chinese ban on such goods.  Read more here. VIETNAM has banned the import of paper and plastic scrap mainly due to congestion at its main marine terminals brought about by waste exporters seeking new markets because of the Chinese ban on such goods

    The congestion and ban reflect the continuing struggles of US waste exporters to access new markets, as exports of the banned commodities fell 21.2 per cent in the first quarter to 229,662 TEU, according to PIERS.


    GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES

    B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers
    source: canadianshipper.com
    Whistler, BC —  B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately.  Read more   here. 


    CN to invest $130 million in Manitoba
    source:canadianshipper.com
    Winnipeg, MB — CN said it plans to invest approximately $130 million in Manitoba in 2018 to strengthen the company’s rail network across the province, including expansion of its primary rail yard in Winnipeg. Read more here.

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