Newsletter – June 11, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
FedEx ditches Amazon contractaircargonews.netFedEx has made the strategic decision to not renew the FedEx Express US domestic contract with Amazon in order to focus on serving the broader e-commerce market. Read more here.
Drone Delivery Canada names new CEOfreightwaves.comDrone Delivery Canada (TSXV:FLT) has appointed a new CEO less than a week after announcing a partnership with Air Canada. Read more here.
Air cargo braces for an innovation tornadoaircargonews.netAn “innovation tornado” promises to sweep away outdated air cargo processes but there are still potential obstacles in the path of digital progress. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Port Report: Maritime firms ask where they fit with robotic shipsfreightwaves.comAutonomous shipping is slowly gaining greater attention in the maritime industry, prompting more industry players to figure out where they will fit in what may be the future of ocean freight. Read more here.
GROUND FREIGHT UPDATES
Most Cities Will Have To Introduce Congestion Charging, Say Expertsforbes.com“There’s an inevitability about [congestion charging],” the Commissioner of Transport for London told me on a metro ride on June 10. Mike Brown added that “it’ll come” even to those cities run by politicians who fear they would be slung out on their ears for even broaching such an idea. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Manitoba trucking industry to get green incentivesfreightwaves.comNearly C$12 million will be available to Manitoba’s trucking industry to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
US-China trade war prompts major shifts in goods flowslloydsloadinglist.comThe US-China trade war is prompting major shifts in goods flows, impacting all modes of transport, according to a number of new studies into the impact of trade tariffs. Read more here.