Newsletter – January 8, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Delhi on a monthly high for airport cargo volumes in October
Cargo throughput at airports in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions grew by +2.6% and +1.8% respectively in October 2018, amid the ongoing trade disputes between China and the US. Read more here.
United Becomes First ‘Complete’ 787 Operator
United Airlines flew its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its first scheduled service on Monday on a trans-continental domestic flight. Read more here.
KLM Cancels Many Tuesday Flights Due To Weather
KLM has cancelled 159 round-trip flights for Tuesday at its Amsterdam Schiphol hub as bad weather is forecast to cause runway closures. Read more here.
China Reveals Airlines Moving To New Beijing Airport
Chinese aviation regulator CAAC has published its plans for airport allocations once the new Beijing Daxing airport opens later this year. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
PANYNJ completes investment in intermodal facilities
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has announced the opening of a major new expansion of the rail network serving the agency’s key east coast US ports and advancing its five-year strategic goal to expand rail capacity for cargo destined for key inland markets outside the region. Read more here.
Enhancement of Intra-Asia Shortsea Network with the Launch of China South East Asia Express (CSX) Service
At APL, we constantly look at ways to provide our customers competitive and reliable transport solutions.
As such, we have enhanced our Intra-Asia Shortsea network with the launch of China Southeast Asia Express (CSX), which is a direct service linking Taiwan, South China with Subic Bay, Batangas, General Santos & Davao. Read more here.
Liners enjoy strong start to 2019 with spot rates jumping 10%
Liners have had a successful start to the year, managing to push through general rate increases and fuel-related surcharges across many tradelanes. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CP Rail says freight train derailed near Field, B.C., no injuries
Field, BC — Clean-up work is under way at the scene of a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment just east of Field, B.C., near the Alberta boundary. Read more here.
Trucking market expected to cool in 2019
“We are past the peak” in the trucking industry, Noel Perry, principal at Transport Futures, declared at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Edge 2018 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more here.