Newsletter – September 12, 2019

  • Newsletter – September 12, 2019


    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES

    San Francisco’s 20 Day Runway Closure Begins
    simpleflying.com
    Airlines and passengers at San Francisco International Airport are experiencing widespread disruption as runway 28L undergoes 20 days of construction work. The runway was closed on 7 September so that a new base layer could be constructed and total airport capacity has been significantly affected as a result.  Read more here.

    Amazon’s new Dallas air hub set to open in November
    aircargonews.net
    Amazon’s new regional air hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport will open in October as the e-commerce firm gears up increased demand in the area. Read more here.

    Solving the jigsaw puzzle of filling aircraft with freight
    freightwaves.com
    According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), it has only been in the last nine years that the airline industry has emerged to produce regular but inconsistent profits. Read more here. 

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

    Hapag-Lloyd debuts online marine insurance offering
    splash247.com
    German container line Hapag-Lloyd is now giving customers an online marine insurance offering direct from its own website.
    Quick Cargo Insurance provides customers with tailor-made insurance offers around the clock. The insurance cover takes effect immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Read more here.

    GROUND FREIGHT UPDATES

    ATA considers raising diesel tax for truck-only lanes
    freightwaves.com
    Using a portion of a diesel fuel tax increase to pay for dedicated truck-only lanes could be a viable way to alleviate congestion on the existing U.S. interstate highway system, an American Trucking Associations (ATA) representative told lawmakers. Read more here. 

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES

    Trump announces two-week delay to planned China tariff increase
    freightwaves.com
    President Donald Trump on Sept. 11 announced that the U.S. will delay the next round of scheduled tariff increases on goods from China by two weeks. Read more here. 

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