Newsletter – July 9, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
British Airways Fined GBP183 Million for Data Breachnews.airwise.comThe UK is fining British Airways GBP£183.4 million (USD$229 million) for data protection infringements over the theft of customer booking details last year. Read more here.
Ethiopian Cargo launches new China freighter serviceaircargonews.netEthiopian Cargo has added a new weekly Boeing 777F service to Chongqing in Southwest China.The service will have a full rotation of: Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
US authorities warn they may not return MSC Gayane after $1.3bn drug bustsplash247.comThree weeks on after the biggest cocaine bust in US history the ship at the centre of the scandal shows no sign of leaving American shores, with authorities warning yesterday the 9,962 teu MSC Gayane is “subject to possible forfeiture”. Read more here.
Port Report: Shippers, rail align for Maersk’s automation planfreightwaves.comMaersk’s (Nasdaq OMX: MAER) fight to bring automation to its largest North American marine terminal is getting support from shippers and non-ocean carriers concerned about the impact on the environment and the precedent of government overreach into the future of freight. Read more here.