Newsletter – May 16, 2018
Trade Compliance Software for Airlines
Airlines handling millions of shipments every year have to negotiate a complex web of global security rules, to make sure the goods they transport do not fall foul of trade compliance regulators.
There have been a number of high profile cases involving illegal shipments of dual-use goods -for either civilian or military application – for example between North Korea and Egypt, or military items to Russia. Read more here.
Regional airports look to capitalise on congestion at major hubs
Europe’s regional airports are hoping to capitalise on congestion at their larger rivals by winning cargo traffic from operators looking to avoid delays. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Squamish Terminals acquired by Western Stevedoring
Seattle, WA – Western Stevedoring Company Limited and Grieg Star AS are pleased to announce that Western Stevedoring has purchased 100 per cent of Squamish Terminals Ltd. from Grieg Star effective May 10, 2018. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Tables Have Turned: Shippers Now Courting Truck Drivers
Once at the mercy of shippers, truckers now are turning the tables, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers.
Gone are the days when customers used reliability scorecards to reject some truckers and kept others waiting for hours with no place to take a break but portable canopies and grimy restrooms. Now, companies such as Nestle SA are rushing to make drivers feel welcome. And shippers that hinder rigs from quick turnarounds or treat operators shabbily are paying a premium. Read more here
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Brazilian Customs Strike Effective May 14
Air Canada Cargo has advised that the Brazilian Customs Union will be on strike for the next 30 days.
According to the notice, special shipments, such as perishables, animals, human remains and medicines, will continue to be cleared, but all other shipments may experience customs clearance delays for the duration of the strike.