Industry News

  • Newsletter - December 3, 2020

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Forwarders see their cargo bumped as vaccine shipments take off It’s started: forwarders are beginning to feel the pain as vaccine distribution begins – they are getting bumped from booked flights. “Singapore Airlines has been loading vaccines in Amsterdam for the past few days,” claimed...

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  • Newsletter - December 2, 2020

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES ‘Heathrow Grinch CEO is stealing workers’ wages’ says airport staff striking over salary cuts Heathrow Airport workers are striking today in a dispute over wage cuts. Workers who are members of Unite voted for industrial action, with 84 per cent in favour of the strike, according to the union. However,...

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  • Newsletter - December 1, 2020

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES Box freight rates to rise further on equipment shortages Bottlenecks in the containerised freight supply chain could mean that surges in spot freight rates on some trade lanes have further to run “Vessels, equipment, berthing space, yard space, chassis, and trucks are becoming...

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  • Newsletter - November 30, 2020

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Some services to Covid-hit LA cancelled, but air cargo rates hold steady Air China has cancelled all flights to Los Angeles until 10 December, as has China Southern, according to a Chinese forwarder. She anticipated similar moves from China Eastern, although it is expected that Xiamen Airlines...

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  • Newsletter - November 26, 2020

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Covid cluster delays air cargo at Shanghai and prompts inspections at ports Chinese forwarders are reporting delays of up to three days for cargo moving through Shanghai Pudong Airport, following the discovery of a cluster of Covid-19 cases. “Import and export customs inspections are suspended until...

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