Newsletter – September 20, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Hong Kong Airlines Has Cut Capacity Due To Falling Passenger Numberssimpleflying.comHong Kong Airlines is cutting capacity throughout the remainder of 2019 due to falling passenger numbers. The South China Morning Post is reporting that Hong Kong Airlines will cut flights by 7% and the number of tickets for sale by 9%. It comes as protests continue in Hong Kong and the number of passengers flying into the city plunges. Read more here.
Hong Kong pushes back roll out of new air cargo security requirementsaircargonews.comThe Hong Kong government has pushed backed the roll out of stricter cargo screening requirements in light of the current market downturn.The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said it would no longer require the screening of 25% of all non-known consignee shipments from October 1. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
China’s port of Nansha gains 2M alliance’s US east coast servicesseanews.com.tr2M Alliance members Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have added a port call in Nansha – in southern China’s Guangdong province – to its US east coast service via the Suez Canal to New York, Charleston, Savannah, Miami and Freeport, Bahamas. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHTS UPDATES
GM strike brings layoffs to truckers in Canadafreightwaves.comU.S.-based Martin Transportation Systems temporarily lays off drivers at Windsor, Ontario,
branch as strike hits cross-border routes between GM plants. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
CBP builds momentum for electronic export manifestfreightwaves.comJames Swanson, director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Cargo Security and Control Division, hasn’t taken his eye off the agency’s goal to make the nation’s export manifest filing and review processes fully automated. Read more here.
Typhoon Tapah to menace southern Japan and Koreafreightwaves.comAfter several days of dithering in the Philippine Sea, tropical storm Tapah (also called Nimfa) has transformed into a typhoon. It has also started accelerating towards southern Japan and Korea.A typhoon is exactly the same weather event as a hurricane; the name only differs depending upon its location on the globe. Read more here.