Newsletter – March 16, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESIATA: four priorities for successsource: aircargonews.netIATA has highlighted four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry at this week’s World Cargo Symposium: accelerating the digitisation of the supply chain, enforcing regulations for lithium batteries, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of air cargo leaders. Read more here.
Call for harmonisation of air cargo screening device requirementssource: aircargonews.netThe air cargo industry would like to see greater harmonisation of rules and regulations around air cargo scanning devices to reduce the need to have different set ups in each country.Speaking at the World Cargo Symposium, independent aviation security consultant Jennifer Haigh said that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had arranged a meeting of various stakeholders in Bonn to try and find some harmonisation in scanning requirements. Read more here.
‘We need more data-sharing and visibility in e-commerce air freight supply chains’source: theloadstar.co.ukCainiao, Alibaba’s logistics arm, has called on the air cargo industry to support data-sharing and visibility across its e-commerce supply chain network.Roger Su, head of global network planning and operations for the company, told delegates at the World Cargo Symposium in Dallas yesterday it needed better visibility across its ecosystem of handlers, carriers, truckers and forwarders. Read more here (login required)
Plane loses its $368 million cargo of gold, platinum and diamonds on takeoffsource: siberiantimes.comThe plane with ten tons of gold, platinum and diamonds lost part of its cargo after taking off from Yakutsk airport today.More rained down as the aircraft gained height.The Nimbus Airlines AN-12 cargo plane hit problems during takeoff; the treasures fell out of the hold all over the runway. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESInsurers brace for multi-million-dollar claims as Maersk Honam is towed to portsource: theloadstar.co.ukThe insurance industry is bracing itself for hundreds of millions of dollars of claims from the biggest container vessel casualty to date – but some shippers will not have been insured.A Maersk spokesman told The Loadstar today no decision had yet been reached on the port of destination for the fire-damaged 15,262 teu Maersk Honam. Read more here (login required).