Newsletter – October 2, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Labor protest to block some airfreight traffic at LAX Wednesdayfreightwaves.comTruck drivers trying to make deliveries to and from cargo warehouses at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday could experience delays from labor protests scheduled to occupy portions of surrounding roadways. Read more here.
UPS Gets FAA Approval for Drone Airlinenews.airwise.comUS shipper United Parcel Service has received FAA approval to operate a drone airline for commercial package delivery.UPS unit Flight Forward said it has received the first full Part 135 Standard from the Federal Aviation Administration, and will now expand its drone delivery service to support hospital campuses around the US. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Crippling demurrage fees mount as US Customs box throughput slowsseanews.com.trCONTAINER retrieval delays resulting from government inspections are expected to be a continuing source of complaint of unfair demurrage and detention fees at the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), reports American Shipper. Read more here.
Liner customers “bewildered” by new low-sulfur fuel chargesfreightwaves.comShippers and forwarders want more detailed explanations of the charges being levied by container lines as they phase in new low-sulfur bunker fuels ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020, International Maritime Organization deadline. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
Canadian National unveils plan for winter operationsfreightwaves.comWhile extremely cold temperatures are usually a factor that Canadian National (NYSE: CNI) considers when drafting its operational plan for winters, in the 2019-2020 winter season the railway also had to grapple with forecasting volumes amid various trade uncertainties. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Government delays labour regulations that would have caused chaos for transport companies and shipperscanadiansailings.caA furious mid-summer protest by transport companies and shippers has won them a one-year exemption from several Canada Labour Code hours of work changes that could have created chaos in the federally-regulated air, marine, rail, and interprovincial trucking industries. Read more here.