Newsletter – March 29, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Jakarta Airport to build major air cargo village as Indonesia eyes global freight hub status
Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is preparing to build a 148,000sq metre cargo village that could finally turn Indonesia into a major hub for air freight. Read more here.
Boeing 737 MAX Software Update Tested
Boeing said it has tested a software update for the computer system that is designed to prevent stalls of its 737 MAX aircraft, possibly connected to two deadly crashes of the type. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Box freight contract negotiations face headwinds
Weak container freight rates in the first quarter threaten to exert downward pressure on contract negotiations, dampening prospects in an already uncertain market. Read more here.
Fire-damaged cargo discharged from Yantian Express
ALL cargo from the fire-impacted areas of the Yantian Express have been discharged, vessel owner Hapag-Lloyd has announced. Read more here.
ZIM adds Port of Prince Rupert as new destination
Prince Rupert, BC — CN, the Port of Prince Rupert, and DP World Prince Rupert announced a new weekly marine carrier service at the Fairview Container Terminal. Read more here.