Newsletter – September 19, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESEfficient cargo handling now key for forwarders when choosing airlinestheloadstar.co.ukForwarders will stop using airlines with poor cargo handling contracts and have blamed carriers for failing to invest sufficiently, adding to congestion problems and delayed import cargo. Read more here.
London Heathrow Is Most Connected Airportnews.airwise.comLondon’s Heathrow Airport has maintained its position as the world’s most connected airport, according to air travel data company OAG.OAG’s Annual Megahubs International Index for 2018 measures the ratio of scheduled international connections to the number of destinations served by the airport in a six-hour window. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESForwarders lash out over container line sulphur surchargesseatrade-maritime.comThe British International Freight Association (BIFA) voiced its concerns about the charges following the annoucement earlier this week by Maersk Line that it would be introducing a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) from 1 January 2019 to take into account the additonal cost of low sulphur fuels. For the Asia – Europe trade examples given by Maersk showed a surcharge of $480 to $840 per feu. Read more here.
Containership chaos at port of Antwerp after pilots stage a walkouttheloadstar.co.ukSome 30 containerships are without a berth in the Antwerp region, following a 24-hour walkout by the Flemish Pilotage Service union. Read more here.
China needs 200 new freighters by 2037 due to e-commerce growth: Boeingeanews.com.trUS aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, predicts China will demand 200 new air cargo freighters and 470 converted freighters over the coming two decades, according to a senior Boeing official based in Beijing.The US aircraft manufacturer also forecasts China’s fleet of air cargo freighters will expand from 180 in 2017 to 740 by 2037. Read more here