Newsletter – July 8, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
EVA Air Strike Finally Over – Disruption Expected Until Late Julysimplefying.comRecently, on the evening of July 5th, EVA Air management and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) signed an agreement to end their bitter dispute. The damage of the 17-day-long strike will have an impact over the next few weeks, as the airline restores flights to their normal schedule. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Deterring Demurrage: What You Can Do To Mitigate Port Chargeshellenicshippingnews.comImagine you’re shipping a vitally important container of cargo across the ocean—inventory for the busy season, or the first items in a new product launch. The container reaches port, but it’s overcrowded with other ships offloading their containers. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Maple Leaf Motoring: Transport and warehouse employment jumps in Canadafreightwaves.comMaple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: Transportation and warehouse employment rises, Mountie foils C$25,000 lobster caper, and British Columbia begins works on mandatory driver training. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Cross-border best practices during President Trump’s trade policy uncertaintiesfreightwaves.comMore than $400 billion in freight crossed in both directions through the United States-Mexico border by truck in 2018. In Laredo, Texas, alone, more than two million trucks carried goods across the border last year. Read more here.
The rise of drop shipping, as online merchants look to jettison inventorytheloadstar.comDrop shipping is on the rise. After all, why bother holding and managing inventory if you can spend your time more productively, selling more? Read more here (login required).