Newsletter – June 29, 2020
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Air Canada Cargo Customer Service and Toronto Operations Interruption This Morningciffa.comDue to construction at Air Canada Cargo’s facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport, a planned power outage will occur this morning from 8:30 to 10:30 ET.There will be no tendering or retrieval of freight during this period in Toronto.Customers contacting the Air Canada Cargo Customer Service Centre may experience a delay in response time during this period. Online Track and Trace and e-booking will not be impacted.
Cargo Clogs U.S. Airports as Freighters Proliferatefreightwaves.comCargo congestion is a big problem behind the scenes at some major U.S. airports. The coronavirus forced big industry changes that have exacerbated existing inefficiencies due to poor coordination and infrastructure. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Carriers Turn Down Waste Cargoes as China Tightens Import Rulesmaritime-executive.comIn late April, the Chinese government amended its law on the control of solid waste, including measures that clamp down even further on the importation of recycled materials from Western nations. Read more here.
Shanghai develops in-town check-in concept for its busy container portsplash247.comShanghai port is launching on July 1 a de-facto in-town check-in service for containers bound for its offshore Yangshan deepwater terminals.Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) has signed with members of THE Alliance to use a new off-port container depot located on the mainland 32.5 km away from Yangshan. Read more here.
ONE to offer more direct sailings from China to Southeast Asiashippingazette.comJAPAN’s Ocean Network Express (ONE) has added two new direct services connecting China and Southeast Asia.Following the previously announced CID connecting China and Indonesia, ONE is to further expand the China-Southeast Asia network by introducing China Thailand Service (CTS) and the revamped Thailand Philippines Service (TP2). Read more here.
HMM’s fleet of box ships increases, other top ocean carriers cut capacityseanews.com.trEVERY deepsea carrier has reduced its operated capacity this year, except South Korea’s HMM, which is taking delivery of a series of the world’s largest vessels.And, in a double-whammy, the carrier has also seen nine ships, amounting to nearly 100,000 TEU, returned from its former 2M partners, according to new research from Alphaliner. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Canadian Airlines Set To End Social Distancing Measures Next Weeksimpleflying.comAir Canada and WestJet – the two largest airlines in Canada, will soon end their onboard social distancing policies as of next week. Beginning July 1st, seats will be no longer be blocked to allow for more space between passengers. Read more here.