Newsletter – April 12, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESSeminars launched to explain new UK Customs declaration systemsource: aircargonews.netAugust’s phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), replacing the existing system for Customs declarations in the UK, has seen a series of seminars announced. Read more here.
Airbus to put sleeping berths in cargo holdssource: theguardian.comThe European aircraft giant Airbus has announced plans for sleeping facilities for passengers in the cargo hold of planes that could be operating in A330 wide-body jets from 2020.The sleeper compartments “would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartment”, said Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace, which is a subsidiary of the French aerospace company Safran.Read more here.
IATA implements CEIV programme to protect animals during transportsource: shippingazette.comIATA has launched its CEIV programme for the transport of live animals that is based on the Live Animals Regulations (LAR) and input from industry experts, including veterinarians, animal welfare experts, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESPrince Rupert restores industry-leading velocity at Fairview Container Terminalsource: ajot.comPRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal has restored fluidity to its target 2.5-day dwell times. Read more here.
N American marine terminal operators expand services inlandsource: shippingazette.comTHE truck capacity shortage and escalating transportation costs have driven North American marine terminal operators to expand their logistics services inland, saving beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and their truckers time and money and securing more cargo for themselves. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESA focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and ‘digital forwarders’ to strugglesource:theloadstar.co.ukAt some point San Francisco-based Shyp claimed a valuation of $250m; at the end of March the portal that had started out offering a simple worldwide shipping solution to small merchants ended its four-year run and shut down its operations. Read more here (login required).