Newsletter – September 24, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Town hall to focus on mounting airfreight bottlenecks in L.A.freightwaves.comShuttle trucks making cargo runs to Los Angeles International Airport frequently wait four hours, or more, to exchange a shipment. Read more here.
“Waive Airport Fees” – Airlines Ask Hong Kong Airportsimpleflying.comSeveral airlines have urged the Hong Kong government to waive airport landing and parking fees, in an effort to make Hong Kong more competitive in the international market. The aviation industry in Hong Kong has been hit by a downturn in recent months, with a protest crisis in the city also having a particularly damaging impact. Read more here.
Jet fuel price spikes not as bad as fearedaircargonews.netSpikes in the price of jet fuel following attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities earlier this month were not as bad as feared as crude oil was trading only fractionally higher by the end of last week. Read more here.
Innovative modular system gives Lufthansa more agile bellies for cargotheloadstar.comLufthansa wants to take a more flexible approach to bellyhold cargo with its narrowbody Airbus fleet. Read more here (login required).
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Pricing Demurrage and Detentionfreightwaves.comWhat are we to make of the decision on Sept. 6 by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to try to promote “just and reasonable” (i.e., fair) demurrage and detention charges? These are charges assessed by ocean carriers and ports against consignors and consignees of ocean freight. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
UK Brexit freight and ports contracts start to emergelloydsloadinglist.comBrittany Ferries, DFDS, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Seatruck and Stena have all made it on to a UK government shortlist to provide international freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Read more here.
What To Do If You Have A Booking With Thomas Cook?simpleflying.comIn the early hours of this morning, Thomas Cook declared Bankruptcy. As a result, a vast number of flights and holidays were cancelled. If you’re yet to take action you may be wondering what you can do. That all depends on what you have booked, as well as how you’ve booked it. Read more here.