Newsletter – December 23, 2019

  • Newsletter – December 23, 2019


    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES

    Air cargo 2020: a combination of luck and strategy to sort the best from the rest
    theloadstar.com
    2019 is not going to go down in history as a year anyone in air freight will particularly want to remember.
    It started with some optimism – IATA forecasting 3.7% growth; although after a flat November 2018, it did acknowledge that “downside risks are mounting”. Read more here (login required).

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    FMC order denies container carrier service contract filing exemption
    freightwaves.com
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission in a Dec. 20 order said it will proceed with a proposed rule to exempt ocean container carriers from an essential terms publication requirement in the Shipping Act. Read more here.

    GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES

    2019 closing on a strong note for trucking, but will it last?
    freightwaves.com
    The 2019 freight market was a shadow of 2018 in terms of capacity. Spot rates hit all-time highs as carriers rejected over 25% of their contracted freight requests in June of last year. Read more here.

    New freight truck transportation restrictions to take effect in Mexico on January 1
    freightwaves.com

    The Mexican city of Guadalajara was the first to pass a measure in November prohibiting cargo transportation from entering the metropolitan area from Monday through Sunday, between 6 a.m.-9 a.m., starting Jan. 1. Read more here.


    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES

    Spike in holiday returns highlights waste, inefficiency in reverse logistics
    freightwaves.com
    Americans will return up to $41.6 billion in online holiday merchandise this year, according to a forecast from real estate services giant CBRE Services Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) and technology firm Optoro. Read more here.

    Comments are closed.

LinkedIn