Newsletter – February 1, 2018

  • Newsletter – February 1, 2018

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES

    Balancing capacity and demand?— TIACA ?looks ahead to 2018
    source: aircargonews.net
    TIACA chairman Sebastiaan Scholte has presented his New Year outlook for 2018 which sees continued revenue growth as e-commerce drives volumes.
    He also observes that, while perishables and pharma products have lagged behind other airfreight sectors, they both retain a stable growth profile because future demand for them is based mainly on demographics rather than economics. Read more here.

    Airbus A321LR Completes Maiden Flight
    source:news.airwise.com
    Airbus on Wednesday completed the first flight of the A321LR, a longer range version of the single-aisle A321neo jet.
    The maiden flight took off from Airbus Hamburg at 11:06 local time and lasted 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    Read more here.

     

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    ONE begins taking bookings
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    Japanese joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) today began accepting bookings for its container shipping service, on a phased basis.
    The joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) is set to start its business operations on 1 April. Read more here.

    Container shipping’s first dedicated crypto currency
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    The first-stage rollout of a new blockchain application designed to streamline the container shipping booking system is scheduled to start today.
    300cubits, a start-up established last July, pledged to distribute its own dedicated crypto-currency in the form of free TEU tokens to industry participants including leading forwarders from 1 February. Read more here.

    Jawaharlal Nehru’s Fourth Container Terminal Almost Open
    source: porttechnology.org
    The first vessel, CMA CGM ‘Centaurus’, will arrive at India’s largest container gateway, an owned subsidiary of PSA International (PSA), on February 2, 2018, with a formal inauguration ceremony due later that month.
    On January 29, BMCT received its first container arriving by road during a gate opening ceremony. Read more here.

     

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES

    Why cutting spending on your supply chain will cost you more money
    source: theloadstar.co.uk
    Last month, UK budget retail firm Poundstretcher was fined £1m because of the “chaotic” working conditions in its warehouses.
    Items were stored badly across the warehouse, something likely generated from years of neglect and a short-term savings approach to warehouse work. Read more here (login required).

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