Newsletter – October 21, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
US Airports Implement New Technology For Boarding China Bound Passengerssimpleflying.comThere are now new measures in place for any U.S. citizens wishing to travel to China. The Chinese government has imposed even stricter checks to see whether passengers are eligible to travel to the East Asian country. Read more here.
Flights Delayed Following Riots In Santiagosimpleflying.comThere has been a second night of rioting in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Many flights operating to and from Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL) were suspended due to the unrest. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
LA-LB ports fight to retain market share by enhancing efficiencyseanews.com.trFACED with mounting pressure from declining US exports to China, coupled with slowing import growth and congestion-relation performance issues, the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach are doubling down on efficiency enhancements to stem the loss of discretionary cargo to other regions of North America. Read more here.
Insurers call for SOLAS to be revised to prevent more fires on containershipstheloadstar.comMaritime insurers have once again called for a drastic improvement in fire protection on containerships, and urge countries to press for change in international regulations at the IMO. Read more here (login required).
Carriers may have halted container rate erosion, just as contract talks loomtheloadstar.comAsia-North Europe ocean carriers are preparing big increases in FAK rates next month, after squeezing capacity on the route with blanked sailings and a suspended loop. Read more here (login required).
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
New gates at APM’s New Jersey terminal will cut truck turn times by 40pcseanews.com.trAPM Terminals plans to open new truck gates at its New Jersey facility at the end of the first quarter of 2020 in a bid to ease the congestion and lift overall cargo volumes. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Peak retail season looks awfully ‘flat’freightwaves.comThe U.S. trade war with China has disrupted supply chains across the world by creating layers of uncertainty around how companies will need to source their goods—none more so than the retailers of the United States. Read more here.