Newsletter – September 6, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
British Airways Pilot Strike To Go Aheadnews.airwise.comA two day strike by British Airways pilots looks set to go ahead next week, with airline and union positions as far apart as ever. Read more here.
Beijing’s Daxing Airport Will Open Later This Monthsimpleflying.comChina Southern Airlines is set to conduct its debut flight out of Beijing Daxing International airport on Friday 20th September, several days before the airport was scheduled to open. Daxing will be the second international airport located in Beijing, and had been expected to commence operations on 30th September. Read more here.
Korean Air eyes new routes as a second trade war starts in Asiatheloadstar.comKorean Air has reduced flights to Japan and expanded cargo services to South-east Asia and South America in the wake of a second trade war front opening up over the summer. Read more here (login required).
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Another shipping giant brings its IMO 2020 fuel risk in-house
The looming tectonic shift in fuel rules poses an enormous financial risk to the very largest ocean shipping companies – but these players are also in the best financial position to counter that threat. Read more here.
Container ships wait on Southeast port reopenings after Dorian
About 60 container ships are waiting to call at ports in the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean as they ride out Hurricane Dorian. Some are expected to call over the weekend as the storm passes through the region, while others are being diverted to other ports. Read more here.
Port Report: China’s Golden Week means cuts in ocean service
The two largest container shipping alliances outlined service cuts for the first week of October due to the closure of China’s factories during the nation’s Golden Week celebration. Read more here.