Newsletter – February 12, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
European airports say declining freight volumes are “hard to ignore”
European airports saw freight traffic slow as 2018 drew to a close, with demand decreases registered in the last two months of the year.
Data from Airports Council International (ACI) Europe show that freight traffic at airports in Europe declined by 2.2% year on year in December, following on from a 1.4% decrease in November. Read more here.
Miami airport and Brazilian Post Office launch expedited shipping for e-commerce
Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brazilian post office Correios have launched an expedited shipping service for e-commerce packages. Read more here.
Air Canada Cargo links with GTA dnata in Toronto for pharma shipments
Air Canada Cargo is collaborating with GTA dnata which will handle all the airline’s export and import pharmaceutical shipments at Toronto Pearson International Airport from February 26. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
US box imports still strong as tariff hike approaches
Imports through the major US retail container ports have dipped since the peaks seen last autumn but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Ottawa expects trade interest in China to slow amid tensions with Beijing
Ottawa, ON — Canada’s trade minister says the government expects Canadian business interest in China to slow given current tensions, but he is confident the two countries will work through their differences and allow economic ties to again flourish. Read more here.