Newsletter – January 9, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Disruption from Brexit and trade wars could mean uplift for air freight
The global air freight market is likely to benefit from a no-deal Brexit and from potential crises around the world this year. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Yantian Express firefighting operations continue for the fifth day
The firefighting operations for Hapag-Lloyd’s 7,500 teu containership Yantian Express continued for a fifth day, after the vessel caught fire off Canada’s east coast on January 4. Read more here.
2M announces blank Asia-Europe and transpacific sailings for Chinese New Year
2M partners Maersk Line and MSC have advised their Asia-Europe and transpacific customers of a number of blanked headhaul sailings next month, during the traditional Chinese New Year soft demand period. Read more here.
Maersk Physical Container Inspection Pilot
Maersk and other carriers in the industry are working to improve safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain, by verifying that cargo descriptions match actual contents of the container, and that the contents of the container are correctly stuffed, lashed and secured. Read more here.
Questions on stowage as enquiries begin into how MSC Zoe spilled 281 boxes
Local authorities and residents in The Netherlands remain to be put at ease by Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) promise to pay for the clean-up on Dutch island and mainland coasts affected after 281 containers fell off the MSC Zoe. Read more here.
NY-NJ port lengthens gate hours to handle backlog of holiday containers
THREE out of the four main container terminals at the US port complex of New York and New Jersey have extended their gate hours in a bid to clear the backlog of containers that piled up over the holiday period when the terminals were closed. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Central trade unions’ nationwide strike enters Day 2
NEW DELHI: The two-day nationwide strike by central trade unions to protest against alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms entered its second day Wednesday, impacting normal life in some parts of the country. Read more here.