Newsletter – March 19, 2018

  • Newsletter – March 19, 2018


    ‘Giant step forward’ for dangerous goods compliance
    IATA has launched a new digital solution, Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck), that allows the air cargo supply chain to check the compliance of shippers’ Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against the association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).  Read more here 

    Call for data-sharing to speed up e-commerce

    A senior manager at Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary has called for greater data-sharing among airfreight stakeholders, while an official at the World Customs Organisation warned that criminals are exploiting the boom in e-commerce to traffic drugs and other illegal goods.  Read more here.

    Lufthansa Cargo paper air waybill charge will push clients to go online
    Lufthansa Cargo has defended its decision to charge for paper air waybills, while other airlines look set to follow suit.
    In what appears to be a growing wave of impatience over the lack of progress in e-freight, carriers are finally forcing change – and have found support from many of their customers.  Read more here (login required).

    Boeing 737 MAX 7 Completes First Flight
    The Boeing 737 MAX 7, the smallest member of the MAX family completed its first flight on Friday, the start of flight testing, with certification and delivery expected during 2019. Read more here.


    Maersk hit by another cyber attack
    Maersk has been hit by another cyber attack.  Investigators are looking into how hackers managed to get into towage subsidiary Svitzer Australia’s email system for nearly 10 months before the hack was finally discovered ion March 1 this year.  Read more here.

    Maersk changes stowage plans after deadly blaze
    Maersk Line is to stop stowing dangerous cargo close to a ship’s accommodation block and engine casing until it is established what caused a devastating fire on the 15,262 teu Maersk Honam, which cost the lives of five crew members.  Read more here.

    Liner blockchain breakthroughs proliferate

    Hong Kong company 300cubits has announced the completion of the first trial shipment in its smart contract deployed on th eEthereum blockchain, a landmark moment for liner shipping.  Read more here.


    Fuso goes on sale and all-electric light-duty trucks hit the road in the UK
    UK customers including DPP, Hovis, and Wincanton today took delivery of the world’s first all-electric light-duty trucks in series production.
    Fuso’s eCanter will hit roads across the country, joining customers in Germany, Japan and the US. Read more here (login required).

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