Newsletter – April 20, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESAir Canada Cargo seeks to get closer to key clients, using the personal touchsource: theloadstar.co.ukAir Canada Cargo is looking to transform its relationship with some key customers by seconding staff to them.The objective is to form a long-term collaborative relationship that transcends selling its own service to a broader consultative role. Read more here (login required)
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESCustomers complain of ONE launch chaossource: lloydsloadinglist.comForwarders and NVOCCs claim the newly merged Japanese container line business Ocean Network Express (ONE) is still failing to provide customers with even a basic level of service several weeks after its launch. Read more here.
Container spot rates hold steady, but carrier hopes price rises will stick are fadingsource: theloadstar.co.ukContainer freight rates on the major headhaul trades from Asia stabilised this week, however, they remain significantly below the levels of a year ago.Container spot rates as recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) were flat this week for both Europe and the US. Read more here (login required)
Shippers face fines for using Chittagong waterfront as warehousesource: shippingazette.comCHITTAGONG port in Bangladesh is urging shippers take delivery of their full container load (FCL) containers immediately to ease chronic congestion and to avoid being hit with additional storage charges. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATESCanadian Pacific starting operations shutdown ahead of possible strikesource: canadianshipper.comCalgary, AB — Canadian Pacific Railway says it has begun shutting down train operations ahead of a possible strike set to start Saturday by two unionized workforces. Read more here.
LA-LB terminals agree to shift to lower trucker pick-up feessource: shippingazette.comMARINE terminal operators at Los Angeles-Long Beach (LA-LB) have agreed to revamp the 13-year old c extended-gate programme by reducing the traffic mitigation fee by 55 per cent to US$31.52 per TEU but include mandatory appointments to spread truck flow over day and night shifts. Read more here.