Newsletter – September 10, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESIstanbul New Airport goes live on October 31aircargonews.netIstanbul New Airport has confirmed that the new Turkish gateway will open for passenger flights on 31 October, with the existing main city gateway, Atatürk closing on the same day.Istanbul New Airport said that an official opening ceremony would take place on October 29, the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, attended by parliamentary speaker Binali Yıldırım and other state officials. Read more here.
New tanks to fuel Edmonton’s cargo growthaircargonews.netEdmonton International Airport (EIA) and Shell Aviation broke ground on September 5 on two new 2m litre refuelling tanks to cope with an upsurge in freight business.The new tanks at the airport’s cargo village will be purpose-built for handling full freighters and will improve turn-around times for flights. Read more here.
Forwarders eyeing major US airports with dread as peak season loomstheloadstar.co.ukAs the peak season approaches, apprehension is on the rise.Securing enough lift may be the biggest concern for forwarders, but many fear this is only part of the battle; they are looking nervously at big airports which buckled under the volume of cargo a year ago. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESU.S. regulator wants ‘transparency’ in fees charged by ocean carriers, terminals for containersfreightwaves.comA long-awaited report from U.S. regulators on fees charged by ocean carriers lays out what many shippers and cargo owners have long complained about: fees related to container use and storage are rising and there’s little clarity as to why. Read more here.
CMA CGM price cut shocks rival box carriers trying to push up ratestheloadstar.co.ukCMA CGM has shocked the market by reducing Asia-North Europe FAK rates at a time when most carriers are trying to drive them up.The French carrier published new FAK rates today of $1,000 for a 20ft container and $1,800 for a 40ft. Read more here (login required).