Newsletter – September 9, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Fuel Pumps Turned Back On For Air India At 6 Airportssimpleflying.comFor those a little out of the loop, here is a quick summary.
As we previously reported, Air India had been a little neglectful in paying their fuel bill for nearly a year, and as such the fueling company had to cut them off. Read more here.
British Airways’ Pilot Strike Gets Under Waysimpleflying.comThe first day of strikes by British Airways pilots has got off to a pretty miserable start. The airline has had to cancel almost all of its flights. This morning just 24 British Airways operated flights were in the skies, most having departed before the strike started. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Recovery under way after Dorian hits Canada’s Maritimesfreightwaves.comCanadian Armed Forces members deployed to the Maritimes to clear roads and help restore power while the Port of Halifax prepared to resume container operations after Dorian pummeled the region with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain. Read more here.
FMC approves container availability recommendationsfreightwaves.comThe U.S. Federal Maritime Commission on Sept. 6 unanimously approved a set of recommendations to bring about fairness in the way demurrage and detention fees are administered by ocean carriers and marine terminal operators against American shippers. Read more here.
CMA CGM opts for ‘market share over profit’ in second quartertheloadstar.comCMA CGM posted a net loss of $109m in the second quarter, taking the French transport and logistics group to a first-half loss of $152m. Read more here (login required).
Charcoal faces IMO grilling as number of boxship fires ignitessplash247.com
Major containership fires are on the up this year, averaging one a month in 2019, bucking this century’s already alarming average of one every 60 days, according to data from insurer TT Club. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Borderlands: US-Mexico migration deal expires, Officials intercept rare bug in corn shipment from Mexicofreightwaves.comThe 90-day migration policy deal between the United States and Mexico in which Mexican officials agreed to reduce the number of migrants crossing the southern border to avoid U.S. tariffs on its goods expired Sept. 6. Read more here.