Newsletter – January 29, 2018

  • Newsletter – January 29, 2018

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    Canada facing intermodal challenges
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    Increasing regulation and a shortage of trucks is causing slowdowns in Canada’s intermodal supply chain, according to Hapag-Lloyd.
    In a note to customers, the German carrier warns that Canada’s domestic and international trucking industries are facing challenges that are having a dramatic effect on truck availability. Read more here.


    Fall in intra-Asia volumes a drag on OOCL figures, but deepsea trade grows
    source: theloadstar.co.uk
    Renewed demand on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trades was in further evidence today after Hong Kong-based shipping line OOCL released its 2017 fourth-quarter operational update, showing double-digit growth on the east-west deepsea trades. Read more here (login required).

     

    GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES

    Cross-Channel truck backlogs cleared following Calais blockade
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    Truck backlogs at French and UK Channel ports yesterday were cleared late last night after a blockade of the port of Calais lasting several hours was lifted yesterday afternoon. Read more here.


    HMM launches ‘ultra-freezer’ option targeting seafood shippers
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    Korean shipping line HMM has started its first ‘Ultra-Freezer’ service between the port of Busan in South Korea and Barcelona, Spain, in a moves designed to target a market for certain high-value perishable products normally transported by air. Read more here.

     

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES

    American skies open to C Series after Bombardier win against Boeing
    source: canadianshipper.com
    Montreal, QC —The skies over the world’s largest aerospace market have opened to Bombardier’s C Series aircraft after it won a resounding victory Friday against Boeing Co. Read more here.

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