Newsletter – April 30, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESTIACA pilots quality tool to assess airport cargo handlerssource: lloydsloadinglist.comThe International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has launched a pilot of its new online Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool, allowing forwarders to rate and review the service quality they receive at participating airports and their air cargo handlers. Read more here
Vietnam Airlines Considers Creating Cargo Unit to Boost Revenuesource: ajot.comVietnam Airlines Corp., which has been transforming its fleet with new widebody planes and expanding services, is looking to further boost growth by starting a dedicated cargo unit. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESONE taking steps to overcome merger launch challengessource: lloydloadinglist.comNewly merged Japanese container line business Ocean Network Express (ONE) is confident forwarders and shippers will soon experience much-improved service levels, acknowledging some of the challenges expressed by customers since its launch on 1 April. Read more here.
Hapag-Lloyd makes first call at Prince Rupert on PS8 servicesource: shippigazette.comHAPAG-LLOYD has added a call at the British Columbia Port of Prince Rupert to the PS8 service of THE Alliance that plies the trade from Asia to North America.“Prince Rupert is the closest major North American port to Asia with direct access to CN’s class 1 continental rail network. In this way, we can offer our customers additional options for their transports. We expect that the port call will develop well and offer our customers a genuine alternative,” said Hapag-Lloyd America president Uffe Ostergaard.There has been a strong interest from the market for the first eastbound sailing including many containers with furniture, machine parts and computers. In Prince Rupert, it will mainly be loaded with forest products and agricultural goods for different Asian markets, New York’s Marine Link reported. [Excerpted from shippingazette.com]
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATESNew trucking hours from May 14 to June 29source: mtrtml.comMGTP has taken the decision jointly with other POM terminals to extend trucking hours. This will allow us to retrieve the data needed to perform a good analysis of the truckers’ work habits and to make the right decisions for the future.So, from Monday, May 14, 2018 to Friday, June 29, 2018 inclusively.The opening hours will be as follows;06 :00-07 :00-07 :00-15 :00-15 :00-19 :00
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESCBSA Introduces New Stamping Procedure for Montreal Manifestssource: CIFFACBSA has advised that, as an attempt to optimize the stamping process currently in use at its manifests section at the Montreal Long Room, a new and simplified procedure will be implemented effective today. This change will be reflected in the stamps used and their dispositions on the documents.The change in stamps affects manifest deconsolidations and remanifests only. For these items, a rectangular stamp will be used.Manifest corrections will continue to have a circular stamp.