Newsletter – January 31, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
US, Qatar Reach Agreement On Aviation Concerns
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States and Qatar have reached an understanding on civil aviation which addresses concerns of US aviation industry stakeholders. Read more here.
China Eastern, XiamenAir Cancel Some Taiwan Flights
China Eastern Airlines and XiamenAir have cancelled 176 Taiwan flights scheduled for the Lunar New Year Spring Festival holiday period.
The airlines added the flights to allow mainland-based Taiwanese to travel home for the festival, but the Taipei government has not authorised the extra flights, citing safety concerns. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
New CMA CGM flagship so efficient it can save $20,000 every sailing day
The CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery, delivered on Friday, will burn 25% less fuel due to its technologically advanced engine and optimised water distribution propeller system, it is claimed. Read more here (login required).
CANADIAN BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
DP World chairman meets with Trudeau at World Economic Forum
Davos, Switzerland — The importance of Canada to DP World’s global operations and the global trade enabler’s commitment to the country were a focus of discussions between DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week. Read more here.