Newsletter – February 11, 2019

  • Newsletter – February 11, 2019

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
    Brussels Airlines Cancels All Wednesday Flights

    news.airwise.com
    Brussels Airlines has cancelled all flights for Wednesday, February 13th due to a nationwide strike in Belgium. Read more here.


    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
    OOCL cancels 14 Trans-Pacific sailings on Chinese New Year lull

    seanews.com.tr
    HONG Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), now a Cosco unit, has announced the cancellation of 14 sailings on the Trans-Pacific trade following the Lunar New Year holiday period. Read more here. 


    Hapag-Lloyd touts new steel floor boxes as the future of containers

    splash247.com
    Hapag-Lloyd has created a new steel floor container, which it claims can carry heavier cargoes than existing wood-floored boxes. Read more here. 


    MSC eyes significant expansion in Italy

    splash247.com
    Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is significantly expanding its business in Italy with a brand new logistics and intermodal company called Medlog Italia. Read more here. 


    GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
    ‘A major challenge:’ Railway in B.C. derailment details harsh weather challenges

    canadianshipper.com
    Calgary, AB — A report by the railway company involved in this week’s deadly derailment in the Rocky Mountains details how challenging it is to run trains in frigid temperatures. Read more here.


    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
    State of Global Logistics: Time for a reality check

    logisticsmgmt.com
    A combination of rising global interest rates and ongoing trade protectionism will continue to create unexpected turbulence for logistics managers over the course of 2019, say analysts. Meanwhile emerging markets will provide opportunities for faster growth—yet each faces its own set of operational challenges. Read more here.


     

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