Newsletter – June 11, 2019

  • Newsletter – June 11, 2019


    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
    FedEx ditches Amazon contract
    aircargonews.net
    FedEx 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 CEO
    freightwaves.com
    Drone 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 tornado
    aircargonews.net
    An “innovation tornado” promises to sweep away outdated air cargo processes but there are still potential obstacles in the path of digital progress.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 ships
    freightwaves.com
    Autonomous 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 Experts 
    forbes.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 incentives
    freightwaves.com
    Nearly 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 flows
    lloydsloadinglist.com
    The 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.

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