Newsletter – January 16, 2020
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Air Canada Shows Off Its Brand New Airbus A220simpleflying.comAir Canada revealed its brand new Airbus A220-300 in Montreal yesterday, Wednesday 15 January 2020. The gleaming new aircraft, the first of 45 the airline has on order, is due to start flying today. Lucky passengers on AC317 between Montreal and Calgary this morning will be the first to ride the new plane. Read more here.
Air Cargo 2020 brings together diverse freight interestsfreightwaves.comMembers of the logistics, aviation and motor carrier professions will descend on Music City USA — aka Nashville, Tennessee — in 10 days to hear from key voices in the airfreight industry.Air Cargo 2020 is more than a conference for airline representatives. It’s a collaboration among the Airforwarders Association, the Airport Council International – North America and the Air Expedited Motor Carriers Association — groups that all support, and partner with, airlines. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Deltaport and Vanterm Experienced Heavy Snowfall, Delays Yesterdayciffa.comGCT Deltaport operations were closed yesterday due to heavy snow accumulation. The terminal was expected to reopen this morning at 8:00 am.GCT notified customers that, at both Deltaport and Vanterm, terminal gate efficiency fees (TGEF) for cancelled (unfilled) reservations and flex-appointment service (FAS) fees would be waived for yesterday’s day shift.
How many gallons of fuel does a container ship carry?freightwaves.comThe amount of fuel carried on a container ship varies based on the engine capacity and size of the ship, which themselves are a function of the particular trading route the ship operates in and the optimal speed of the ship’s engine. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CN Implements Extreme Cold Weather Restrictionsciffa.comCN has announced that, effective immediately, between Edmonton/Saskatoon and Prince Rupert/Kamloops, Tier 3 is in effect for all originating trains at any station. This means CN will run shorter trains, which will impact pipeline velocity and potentially cause bunching of traffic.CN encourages customers to factor in additional transit times on their current traffic and expect delays on any pickups/deliveries from western terminals.If you require assistance or further information, contact your CN account manager or customer service representative.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Real Estate Roundup: Apparel merchants search for best logistics formulafreightwaves.comClothing stores have been among the hardest-hit sectors of the retail industry over the past couple of years – Forever 21, Gymboree and Payless ShoeSource are a few of the chains that have closed hundreds of stores.Electronic commerce is the culprit and some apparel retailers are tweaking and strengthening industrial real estate holdings to capitalize on potential efficiency gains from logistics and distribution. Read more here.