Newsletter – January 25, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
China Southern boosts online tracking system
China Southern Cargo Airlines has put online the airside operations section of its tracking system, which is based primarily on bar-code technology.
The 38 sections of the system now cover all the air transport processes in cargo and mail, with the cargo information “instantaneously trackable” said a spokesperson for the carrier. The system has been updated more than 40 times since going live in May 2015. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Container line forum TSA to close
The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, a legacy of container shipping’s old ‘conference’ system that set prices and coordinated the behavior of shipping lines, is to close next month after concluding that its original mission was no longer viable. Read more here.
OOCL blanks 16 sailings on Asia- America run on Chinese New Year lull
HONG KONG’s OOCL has withdrawn two more sailings on the Asia-North America trade in addition to the 14 other blanked sailings that the carrier announced earlier this month. Read more here.
CMA CGM digital push sees Rajesh Krishnamurthy on board as VP of IT
CMA CGM has named Rajesh Krishnamurthy as group senior vice president of IT and transformations, as part of its ambition to become an industry leader in new digital solutions. Read more here (login required).
CANADIAN BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Canada, TPP members agree to revised deal without the United States
Ottawa — Canada and the remaining members of the old Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed Tuesday to a revised trade agreement that will forge ahead without the United States, opening distant new markets at a time of uncertainty closer to home. Read more here.