Newsletter – March 27, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESThe perils of perishable airfreight shipmentssource: ajot.comThe 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.
1827Dhaka Airport Experiencing Backlogssource: CIFFAA 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 UPDATESAutonomous vehicle manufacturer Oxbotica has completed its first UK airport trial, with IAG Cargo at Heathrow.source: theloadstar.co.ukThe 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 2017source: canadianshipper.comMontreal, 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.
INTERNATIONALCanadian customs facilities in the U.S.? Americans say it could happen soonsource: canadianshipper.comWashington, 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 brinksource: lloydsloadinglist.comDespite 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