Newsletter- April 26, 2018
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESVancouver mega terminal blocked by sandpiper migration concernssource: shippingazette.comA KEY priority of the Port of Vancouver, the building of a C$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) three mega berth Terminal 2, remains blocked by federal concerns over the migratory habits of the Sandpiper.Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), a federal agency, is concerned over the project’s impact on flocks of sandpipers that migrate annually to the South Delta area. Read more here
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATESFacing constraints, Canada is shipping oil one truckload at a timesource: shippingazette.comFULL pipelines and rail car and truck driver shortages are hindering the movement of oil out of Canada and across the US border despite a rise in production.Crude exports from Canada by road nearly tripled from 2015 to 2017, and continued to rise in the first two months of 2018, according to StatsCan data. Read more here.
Frankfurt Airport handlers tackle truck congestionsource: lloydsloadinglist.comTwo of Frankfurt Airport’s major cargo handlers, Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) and LUG aircargo handling, are pioneering the compulsory use of a truck loading bay slot-booking system at their respective terminals from next month, in a bid to create a more-efficient flow of traffic to and from their warehouses. Read more here.
Night deliveries set to take off as 24hr shopping online breeds a ‘vampire economy’source: theloadstar.co.ukWill the so-called ‘vampire economy’ breed a monster or a mouse that roars?According to A Monster Opportunity: Delivering the Vampire Economy, a study by UK-based courier firm ParcelHero, delivery of online purchases during the night is poised for take-off this year, bringing a big change in the e-commerce logistics landscape. Read more here (login required).
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESCanada, U.S. spar over late stage sticking point in NAFTA: sunset clausesource: canadianshipper.comWashington, DC — Canada and the U.S. have had a testy exchange over the idea of including a termination clause in NAFTA and the idea of this so-called sunset clause has emerged as a late-stage sticking point in the negotiations. Read more here.