Newsletter – June 29, 2020

  • Newsletter – June 29, 2020


    Air Canada Cargo Customer Service and Toronto Operations Interruption This Morning
    Due 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 Proliferate
    Cargo 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.


    Carriers Turn Down Waste Cargoes as China Tightens Import Rules
    In 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 port
    Shanghai 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 Asia
    JAPAN’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 capacity
    EVERY 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.


    Canadian Airlines Set To End Social Distancing Measures Next Week
    Air 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.

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