Newsletter – April 9, 2018
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESLonger Gate Hours Mulled for Port of Montrealsource: maritimemag.comIn response to persistent congestion issues since early this year, a study into the cost of extending gate hours at the Port of Montreal will be presented to stakeholders on April 23. Read more here.
APL Extends Eagle GO. Guaranteed to Trans-Atlantic and Oceania Networksource: apl.comAPL today announced the extension of Eagle GO. Guaranteed to its Trans-Atlantic and Oceania services networks. Shippers who opt for the premium offering will be guaranteed equipment and vessel space on board six US-bound services from 17 European ports, and seven services destined for Australia and New Zealand from 15 Asian ports. Read more here.
Middle East ports’ appetite for capacity expansion won’t be satisfied by volumessource: theloadstar.co.ukThe Middle East Gulf region could be faced with substantial overcapacity of container terminal and air cargo infrastructure if all planned projects proceed, a new report from Transport Intelligence (Ti) warns. Read more here (login required)
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATESCP Rail Conductors and Locomotive Engineers Authorize Strike: Unionsource: reuters.comCanadian Pacific Railway conductors and locomotive engineers on Friday voted to authorize a strike action that could have the 3,000 workers walk off the job as early as April 21, Teamsters Canada said in a statement. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESA niche opens up as integrators choose not to bulk up for e-commerce deliveriessource: theloadstar.co.ukAirlines and forwarders have struggled to establish themselves as a competitive alternative to express carriers and mail operators in the quest for e-commerce business, but there is one market segment in which they have the upper hand – and it is big, in more than one sense. Read more here (login required).