Newsletter – February 7, 2020
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Foreign Pilots Placed On Unpaid Leave In Chinasimpleflying.comNews has emerged that China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, as well as a number of other mainland Chinese carriers have been placing foreign pilots on indefinite unpaid leave. This is according to multiple sources and a memo obtained by the South China Morning Post. The action is in response to the suspension of hundreds of flights out of China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
Air cargo carriers implement coronavirus protectionsfreightwaves.comThe ability to move goods in and out of China by air could hinge on the willingness of freighter aircraft pilots to fly into key industrial cities where the coronavirus is prevalent. All-cargo carriers are filling some of the lost capacity associated with the pull down of most international passenger flights to China, and are taking protective measures to alleviate concerns of jittery crews. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
French port group hit by protests offers rebates for ships to return to Le Havretheloadstar.comHaropa, the union of the French ports of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre, has announced commercial rebates and tariff discounts for container lines calling at Le Havre in the face of continued social unrest. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Fiery Canadian Pacific derailment prompts evacuation, highway closurefreightwaves.comA Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP) trail derailed early Thursday morning in Saskatchewan in a fiery wreck that forced the evacuation of a nearby village and the closure of a portion of Highway 16, a key trucking route in Western Canada.The accident occurred about 6:15 a.m. CST east of Guernsey, CP said in a statement. The railway is making initial assessments as emergency responders tend to the wreck. Read more here.
Transport Canada orders trains carrying hazardous goods to slow downfreightwaves.comTransport Canada has issued a temporary order requiring freight trains carrying “dangerous goods” to slow down.The order is in response to the derailment of a Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP) crude oil train early Thursday morning in Saskatchewan. The derailment, which occurred at 6:15 a.m. CST, resulted in a fiery wreck, forcing the evacuation of citizens in Guernsey and closing nearby roads, FreightWaves reported. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Want to be a Shipper of Choice? Avoid scheduling pickups and deliveries at these timesfreightwaves.comThe ideal delivery for a truck driver is soft beverages on Sunday mornings in New Mexico, according to findings from the second Facilities Insight Report from Uber Freight. Drivers also hate waiting and rank facilities with longer detention times lower. Read more here.
Hyundai, Airbus stop production as coronavirus leaves manufacturers scramblingsupplychaindive.comHyundai said it is stopping production at South Korean plants because the coronavirus has disrupted its supply chain, a company spokesperson confirmed to Supply Chain Dive. Read more here.