Newsletter – December 1, 2017
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Forwarders check out alternative air cargo gateways as Frankfurt congestion continues
Forwarders are scrambling for capacity as industrial action continues to hobble uplift out of Frankfurt Airport.
And some expect the aftershocks to linger well into December. Read more here (login required).
American Airlines glitch leaves 15,000 Christmas flights without a captain
Capacity issues abound: demand outstripping supply; striking handling agents; slot scarcity at key European gateways; and now American Airlines has added some incompetency to proceedings. A scheduling glitch at the US carrier approved holiday for ALL its pilots during Christmas week. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Maersk Line Closes Acquisition of Hamburg Sud
Maersk Line has completed its acquisition of Hamburg Süd after final regulatory approval was granted this week, almost exactly a year after the proposed deal was announced. Read more here.
Hapag-Lloyd completes integration with UASC
German container line Hapag-Lloyd announced this week that it had successfully completed the integration of UASC into the group and expected to achieve significant cost reductions next year as a result of merger synergies. Read more here.
Carriers slow rate slide, but some are ‘grabbing anything at any price’
Just ahead of the all-important annual contract rate negotiations there is evidence today that Asia-Europe carriers may have halted the recent slide in spot rates. Read more here (login required).
CMA CGM Merges Multimodal Subsidiaries
CMA CGM is merging subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR effective January 1, with the merged entity’s headquarters to be loacted in Hamburg. Read more here.
CANADIAN BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
CBSA System Maintenance – Saturday
The CBSA has scheduled maintenance of the production database for Saturday, December 2, from 2:50 to 6:20 am EST.
The CFIA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) application will be unavailable during this time. This includes all incoming data and outbound messages, such as acknowledgements, reject messages and notices.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this message, call the CBSA EDI Hotline, at 1-888-957-7224.
If you require assistance with a CFIA release during this time, contact the National Import Service Centre, at 1-800-835-4486.