Newsletter – April 11, 2018AIR FREIGHT UPDATESAir France flights disrupted by second day of strikessource: aircargonews.netAir France is expecting further delays today due to ongoing strike action by several unions. The airline said that pilot, cabin and ground crew were going ahead with a second day of strike action following yesterday’s stoppages. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESDelivery of Cosco mega containership delayed after collisionsource: splash247.comThe delivery of China’s Cosco Shipping 20,000 TEU newbuilding Cosco Shiping Leo has been delayed after the vessel collided wiht a general cargo vessel on March 29. Read more here.Cosco’s takeover of OOCL faces American hurdlesource: splash247.comInvestors in Hong Kong’s Orient OVerseas (International) Limited (OOIL), the parent of containerline OOCL, are beginning to get jittery that US regulators could pull the plug on its takeover by China’s Cosco Shipping. Read more here.Maersk pays US$260m for 6 used box ships, some previously owned by Hanjinsource: shippingazette.comDENMARK’s Maersk Line has invested US$280 million to acquire six second-hand containerships from German Commerzbank, according to Intermodal Research and Valuations. The vessels were already being chartered by the Danish shipping giant.ONE takes delivery of its first newbuild and appoints 5 senior executivessource: shippingazette.comOCEAN Network Express (ONE), which began operations of April 1, has taken delivery of its first newbuilding at the Imabari Shipbuilding’s Hiroshima yard. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESChina wants no ‘progressive’ elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoysource: canadianshipper.comOttawa, ON — China’s ambassador has firmly rejected a key pillar of the Trudeau government’s trade agenda, branding its attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact as a non-starter for his country.