Newsletter – July 25, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Chaos Cancelled: Heathrow Airport Weekend Strike Called Offsimpleflying.comA strike voted for by over 4,000 front-line Heathrow employees has been scrubbed. Workers at Europe’s busiest airport were expected to walk out on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of July. But the advent of a new pay offer has caused UNITE to suspend its members’ industrial action. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
APMT, ILWU strike LA retraining dealamericanshipper.comAPM Terminals reached a deal with the longshore union at the Port of Los Angeles to retrain dockworkers in repairing the automated cargo-handling equipment they argued would take their jobs. Read more here.
Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at the Port of Vancouver to move goods to marketcanada.caThe quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian companies in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and support economic growth. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Half of logistics companies yet to start ‘Brexit planning’lloydsloadinglist.comWith Boris Johnson being announced as the UK’s next prime minister and promising to take the UK out of the EU on 31 October, only half of the UK’s logistics sector have started scenario planning for Brexit, a new joint report by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Statista has found. Read more here.
Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019supplychainbrief.comI watch news channels on mute. The reason? I hate political pundit debates. When the nonsensical banter reaches a crescendo, I shake my head and ask myself the question of “Why?” I wonder why people are listening.Fondly I remember the days of Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather with eye-witness accounts and on-the-ground reporting. Phenomenal photography brought the stories to life. In my lifetime, the 24-hour news cycle eroded the essence of TV news.News is the first write of history. I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. There are many pundits and too few facts. (I shake my head, and watch the twitter and LinkedIn streams. I see much opinion, but seldom find factual information.) Read more here.