Newsletter: February 7, 2022

  • Newsletter: February 7, 2022


    Central India Set To Receive 16 New Airports
    India’s Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia announced 16 new airports across five central Indian states on January 31st. These airports have been planned keeping in mind the larger infrastructure project to enhance multi-level connectivity in an effort to boost the economy. The five states in the country’s central region getting the new airports include Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Read more here. 


    Ports of Long Beach, LA to wait until Feb. 11 to consider program
    Port of Long BeachThe two San Pedro Bay ports – Long Beach and Los Angeles – announced today that they will wait until Feb. 11 to consider the start of the “Container Dwell Fee.”
    The two ports have seen a combined decline of 68% in aging cargo on the docks since the program was announced on Oct. 25. Read more here. 

    Today on the transpacific: continued congestion and more blanked sailings
    Container lines are making determined efforts to get boxes back into position and to return to some schedule integrity – but it is unclear how likely they are to succeed.
    The spectre of the port of Los Angeles imposing charges for empty containers sitting on its docks is fading as the port authority mulls over alternatives. At the same time, carriers have stepped up their efforts to shift empty boxes to Asia. Read more here (login required).

    Commission Invites Comments on Benefits of New Demurrage & Detention Rule
    An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking approved today by the Federal Maritime Commission asks the public if a new rule governing demurrage and detention billing practices would benefit the trade and should apply to marine terminal operators and non-vessel operating common carriers in addition to vessel-operating common carriers. Read more here.

    World Shipping Council: ‘Further regulating ocean carriers will not solve the deeper challenges in US supply chains’
    Response to news that the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, passed in December by the US House of Representatives, was introduced in the Senate last week, the World Shipping Council (WSC), the Washington DC liner lobbying group, issued a statement. Read more here.  


    No end in sight to Ottawa protests, not enough resources, says police chief
    Ottawa’s chief of police says he does not have enough resources to end the turbulent protests launched in the nation’s capital more than a week ago — nor can he say when they might come to an end.
    “We need an additional surge of resources,” Chief Peter Sloly said Saturday, even though every available Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officer is on active duty and hundreds of other law-enforcement officials have come to help. Read more here. 


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