Newsletter – July 29, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Air Canada Cargo expands domestic Canada sales teamcanadianshipper.comToronto, ON —To further develop its domestic market and offer specialized services to its customers with domestic air cargo business, Air Canada Cargo announced it is partnering with Exp-Air, a Canadian-based company specializing in airline cargo sales and management. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Port Report: Trucking queues down at biggest U.S. seaportfreightwaves.comAs peak shipping season gets underway and more containers arrive at ports, the ability of North America marine terminals to handle the extra truck traffic is coming into sharper focus. Read more here.
$46.2M for Port of Nanaimo expansioncanadianshipper.comNanaimo, BC — The federal government announced $46.2 million in funding that will enable the Port of Nanaimo to make significant infrastructure improvements and expansions at its Duke Point facilities. Read more here.
Severe congestion at Cambodia’s top port hitting feeder servicessplash247.comCongestion at Cambodia’s top port is creating supply chain disruptions. In a note to clients, German containerline Hapag-Lloyd noted that terminal productivity at Sihanoukville port has deteriorated due to port and yard congestion. Read more here.
GROUND FREIGHT UPDATES
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: new scanning equipment is a ‘game changer’freightwaves.comU.S. Customs and Border Protection is replacing and expanding its fleet of non-intrusive X-ray scanning machines used to look inside truck trailers and containers entering the country’s ports of entry. Read more here.
Trump targets China in memo on WTO ‘developing nation’ crackdownbnnbloomberg.caPresident Donald Trump opened another chapter in his trade war with China, ordering his top trade negotiator to pressure the World Trade Organization to crack down on countries the U.S. doesn’t think should be considered developing nations. Read more here.