Newsletter – May 9, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
French ATC Strike Causes Over 500 Flight Cancellations
Flights across French airspace will be disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday as air traffic controllers join a 35-hour national public sector strike. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Yantian Express to offload containers in Halifax
Hapag-Lloyd says its fire-damaged containership Yantian Express will likely soon depart from Freeport, Bahamas to discharge cargo in Halifax. Read more here.
Port of Montreal April Intermodal Scorecard Available
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
US lawmakers urge Trump administration to not end India’s trade privileges
Ending the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which allows preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion from the South Asian nation, would impose “hundreds of millions of dollars annually in new taxes” on American companies, the lawmakers said in a bipartisan letter led by Democratic Representative Jim Himes from Connecticut. Read more here.
US plans to hike tariffs Friday, says China broke promises
Washington, DC — Accusing Beijing of “reneging” on commitments it made in earlier talks, the nation’s top trade negotiator said Monday that the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday, a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CN makes investments to maximize use of rail into Prince Rupert
Montreal, QC — As part of its growth strategy, CN announced it is increasing its operations in Western Canada with two additional major export supply chain projects coming online as well as a record month of April for the movement of Canadian grain. Read more here.
DP World to set entry fee for older trucks collecting boxes at Southampton
DP Word Southampton will impose a charge on older trucks calling at the UK container terminal next year. Read more here.