Newsletter – July 6, 2020

  • Newsletter – July 6, 2020


    Air Canada Suspends 30 Routes And Closes 8 Stations Amid Cost Cutting
    Last week, Air Canada announced it was suspending services on 30 routes and cutting eight stations from its network. The reason for this, per the carrier, was part of the airline’s cost-cutting program to reduce cash burn. Also, these destinations showed week leisure and business demand. Read more here.

    Airforwarders Association: How to handle the all-cargo screening mandate
    In the first article of a new column series from the Airforwarders Association, executive director Brandon Fried outlines how we can approach the latest US all-cargo screening mandate, due to come into effect in June 2021, without risking our safety. Read more here.


    Montreal Gateway Terminals Extends Storage Time due to Strike
    In light of the 40-hour strike initiated by CUPE 375, as a gesture of support to its partners in the supply chain, MGT extended terminal storage from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 to all import containers

    New Mega Crane arrives for Halifax container terminal
    PSA Halifax, which operates the south-end container terminal, has received delivery of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. The new crane will be able to span across 24 containers on a vessel.  Read more here.

    Crew crisis is triggering ship detentions and diversions
    Around 200,000 seafarers still can’t get home due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Expired and extended crew contracts are piling up. Now, some port inspectors are beginning to balk and detain arriving vessels. Read more here.


    CN Investing $1.3 Billion across Canada
    CN announced last week that it plans to invest approximately $1.3 billion across Canada in 2020, in expansion projects and maintenance programs, as follows:
    • Nova Scotia: $10 million
    • Quebec: $235 million
    • Ontario: $310 million
    • Alberta: $305 million
    • British Columbia: $445 million


    Canada’s Nolinor Is Gearing Up To Launch A New Brand

    A mysterious Twitter post from Canadian airline Nolinor has surfaced announcing a “new division, new brand, with a new livery.” The post was published on July 4th, leaving many to wonder what the airline has planned. Based outside of Montreal, Quebec, Nolinor is a charter airline with 200 employees, operating charter and cargo services, mainly in the US and Canada. Read more here.

    What Happens If The DOT Lets Air Canada Deny Refunds?
    Right now, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the middle of a disagreement with Air Canada over passengers’ rights to a refund due to flights canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The DOT has issued an ‘Enforcement Notice,’ which includes frequently asked questions on the topic of refunds. The heart of the matter is whether these policies apply to Air Canada – a foreign airline. Read more here.

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