Newsletter – July 11, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Milan To Close An Airport For 3 Monthssimpleflying.comMilan Linate is due to close at the end of this month for refurbishment works. The closure, scheduled to run from July 27th to October 27th, will see approximately 2.5m passengers and 30,000 flights diverted elsewhere. Read more here.
WOW Air Could Have A Replacement By Fallsimpleflying.comJust when you thought you’d seen the last of WOW Air, Iceland is back. Former directors along with an Irish investment firm are determined to re-launch a low cost airline, and are targeting a commencement of operations by the autumn. And the name of this airline? WAB, standing for We Are Back. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
US Coast Guard warns of more cyber attackssplash247.comThe US Coast Guard is urging vessels to update their cyber security systems after a recent malware attack on a merchant ship en route to the US. Read more here.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveils master planamericanshipper.comThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a 70-page master plan that seeks “to maximize and diversify land use, unlock freight network capacity and identify innovative revenue opportunities across its marine facilities” for the next 30 years. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Lack of qualified truck drivers being felt across U.S.-Mexico border regionfreightwaves.com
Drivers of 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, freight trucks and tanker trucks hauled more than $671 billion in goods across the United States-Mexico border in 2018. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Rising threat of freight thefts involving ‘insiders’lloydsloadinglist.comA new global cargo crime study has highlighted a growing threat of cargo thefts involving ‘insiders’, alongside various other trends and recommendations. Read more here.