Newsletter – October 1, 2019

  • Newsletter – October 1, 2019


    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES

    Air Canada Cargo Prohibits Used and Refurbished Electronics in Overpacks
    ciffa.com
    Air Canada Cargo has amended its policy regarding multiple used and refurbished electronics containing lithium batteries.
    As of October 1, 2019, Air Canada Cargo will no longer accept individual packages of used or refurbished electronic devices containing lithium ion/metal batteries of section II of PI966, PI967, PI969, PI970 packaged within an overpack.
    If you have any questions regarding this new policy, contact your local Air Canada Cargo representative.

    Pilot Strike Cost British Airways $150 Million
    news.airwise.com
    British Airways parent IAG says the recent pilot strike cost it an estimated EUR€137 million (USD$149.6 million) after it had to cancel over 2,000 flights. Read more here.

    Beijing’s $63 Bn Daxing Airport Opens
    news.airwise.com
    The Zaha Hadid-designed starfish-shaped terminal and four runways will initially handle 45 million passengers per year, and over 70 million by 2025. Its eventual design capacity is 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo. Read more here.

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    Blockchain pioneer suspends operations
    lloydsloadinglist.com
    Container freight blockchain pioneer 300Cubits has pulled the plug on its token-based service following weak uptake. Read more here.


    Hapag-Lloyd signs up with Portchain in a bid to improve schedule reliability
    theloadstar.com
    Portchain has signed up Hapag-Lloyd for its AI-powered advanced fleet planning solutions, a further sign carriers are getting serious about improving schedule reliability. Read more here (login required).

    Nippon Yusen tests self-sailing cargo ship
    asia.nikkei.com
    TOKYO — Japanese marine shipper Nippon Yusen has run what it bills as the world’s first trials of a self-navigating vessel, technology expected to ease crew workloads and improve safety.  Read more here.

    GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES

    U.S. China trade war hurting Canada’s largest railway, says CN executive
    canadianshipper.com
    Montreal, QC — A slumping global economy and the U.S.-China trade war are hurting freight volumes and revenue, says Canadian National Railway Co.’s chief financial officer. Read more here.

    Keeping your connected vehicle safe from software hackers
    freightwaves.com
    Autonomous driving took center stage at the Auto.AI Europe conference in Berlin, as experts within the automation landscape spoke on the technology’s potential as a game-changer in the future of mobility. Read more here.

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