Newsletter – March 6, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESChina’s upstart Tianjin Cargo Airlines to commence operations in Maysource: shippingazette.comTIANJIN Cargo Airlines is set to launch operations in May utilising Boeing 737 freighters and will initially operate routes between Tianjin and Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Shanghai Pudong and Guangzhou. It will be the only all-cargo-operator located at Tianjin. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Themes that will dominate ship finance for the next 12 monthssource: splash247.comThere’s bben some pretty big wake up calls for traditional ship finance players in recent months with a raft of tech firms coming in trying to usurp their places. However, the editor has told me to write on that for my next column and in this first article of 2018 to focus more on the big picture. Read more here.
INTTRA grows container orders to 45 Million, expands carrier networksource: canadianshipper.comParsippany, NJ — INTTRA announced significant growth in its carrier network with the recent addition of four new carriers, including Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the largest container fleets in the world. The continuing growth of INTTRA’s carrier network signals the rapid adoption of digitalization across the industry. More than 60 carriers, including all of the top 10, are INTTRA customers. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATESTrump’s boasts aside, trade wars typically leave no victorssource: canadianshipper.comWashington, DC — Trade wars generate no medals, monuments or military parades. But they do tend to leave a lot of economic wreckage, often hurt the very people they’re meant to help and can fracture diplomatic relations among allies. Read more here.
More customs authorities are going digitalsource: ajot.comMore and more countries around the globe require Advance Electronic Information compliance. In response CHAMP Cargosystems continues to extend the reach of the Traxon Global Customs (TGC) platform. Recently three new countries were added: Jamaica, Russia, and the Maldives. Read more here.