Newsletter – March 8, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Air Canada Cargo: All Shipments to and from New Delhi and Mumbai Subject to Delay
As the closure of the airspace over Pakistan persists, Air Canada Cargo is implementing solutions to reduce the impact on cargo shipments to and from India.
Shipments to and from Indira Gandhi International (DEL) in New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International (BOM) in Mumbai are subject to delay until further notice.
Bangladesh authorities find 19 areas of corruption in aviation
As airlines such as AirBridgeCargo begin operations to Bangladesh, which already has security concerns, the country will need to clean up aviation. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Discharging of boxes on burnt Yantian Express will take another five weeks
German containerline Hapag-Lloyd has advised clients that it will take until the middle of April to offload all the boxes on the burnt 7,500 teu Yantian Express. Read more here.
Fury at carrier demurrage and detention fees – ‘profiting from port congestion’
Shippers and BCOs at the JOC TPM Conference in Long Beach this week are almost unanimously furious that carriers are “profiting at their expense” from port congestion at the San Pedro Bay ports. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Dye to Begin Last Phase of Detention & Demurrage Investigation
Innovation teams consisting of industry experts who are part of the ocean freight transportation system and global supply chains will soon meet in Washington as Commissioner Rebecca Dye commences the final phase of her investigation of the detention, demurrage, and free time practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Brexit prompts UK logistics exodus
Shippers will increasingly move European distribution hubs from the UK to continental Europe as they develop new post-Brexit logistics strategies, according to a range of leading supply chain executives. Read more here.
US trade policy turns fire on India
After redrawing NAFTA and instigating a trade war with China, the Trump administration is now targeting India, Asia’s other burgeoning economic behemoth. Read more here.