Newsletter – March 27, 2018

  • Newsletter – March 27, 2018


    AIR  FREIGHT UPDATES
    The perils of perishable airfreight shipments
    source: ajot.com
    The slow switch of pharmaceuticals shippers away from air cargo and toward ocean has more to do than just costs. It’s also about the lack of reliability of air carriers in protecting the integrity of temperature-controlled shipments.  Read more here.


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    Dhaka Airport Experiencing Backlogs
    source: CIFFA
    A member reports that Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh is experiencing congestion, and all airlines servicing the airport are requesting shippers to book shipments in advance of cargo delivery.

    GROUND AND RAIL  FREIGHT UPDATES
    Autonomous vehicle manufacturer Oxbotica has completed its first UK airport trial, with IAG Cargo at Heathrow.
    source: theloadstar.co.uk
    The trial involved a CargoPod vehicle on a cargo route around the airside perimeter for three and a half weeks, collecting data over 200km.  Read more here (login required).

    CN Rail’s recently departed chief executive earned $12.3 million in 2017
    source: canadianshipper.com
    Montreal, QC — Canadian National Railway Co.’s former chief executive received $12.3 million in compensation last year, before he left the company as it struggles through operational and customer service challenges, the Montreal-based railway said in a regulatory filing.  Read more here.  

    INTERNATIONAL

    Canadian customs facilities in the U.S.? Americans say it could happen soon
    source: canadianshipper.com
    Washington, DC — Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the United States, says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential sites for pilot projects in ongoing experiments to modernize the border.  Read more here.

    Trade wars: Stepping back from the brink
    source: lloydsloadinglist.com
    Despite the escalating threats, analysts believe China and the US can still step back from starting a full-blown trade war that could devastate transport demand and the global trading order.  Read more here. 27

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