Newsletter – July 22, 2020
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F Is On Fire In Chinasimpleflying.comAn Ethiopian Boeing 777F has caught first at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The aircraft had flown in from Brussels overnight, touching down in China this morning. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but nobody is thought to be hurt. Read more here.
Canada’s New Airline OWG Set To Fly To Cuba From The Fallsimpleflying.comThe new Canadian carrier, OWG, recently announced that from 1 November, it will fly directly to Cuba. The Nolinor subsidiary also signed a partnership agreement with Hola Sun Holidays. What does this mean for this new low-cost carrier? Let’s investigate further. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Volatile ocean freight capacity set to continue for some monthslloydsloadinglist.comContainer shipping and supply chain consultancy Drewry believes ocean freight carriers will continue their practice of tactical sailing cancellations for the foreseeable future, due to the “still uncertain and risky outlook for trade and for the global shipping network”, recommending that shippers and forwarders carefully monitor the market and extend lead times to take account of potential operational delays. Read more here.
Booming intra-Asia trade pushes carriers to launch more servicestheloadstar.comMSC has become the latest shipping line to revamp its intra-Asia service offering amid strengthening China-Asean trade.From this week, MSC has updated four existing intra-Asia services and is launching a new South-east Asia loop named Seahorse, which links Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Jakarta, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Manila, Vung Tau and Laem Chabang. Read more here.
Bridge ‘critical’ to Northwest Seaport terminal operationsfreightwaves.comNorthwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) officials said Friday it is imperative to terminal operations that the lower West Seattle Bridge (WSB) remain open.Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Thursday declared the cracked upper level of the WSB, closed since March 23, a civil emergency. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CN eyes intermodal opportunities to boost 2H 2020freightwaves.comAs CN (NYSE: CNI) looks ahead to the second half of 2020 and into 2021, the Canadian railway is banking on “stay-at-home consumption” and consumers’ desires to spend disposable income on do-it-yourself projects to boost CN’s intermodal activity and revenue. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Wow: Air Canada Announces New Chef-Curated Long-Haul Economy Mealssimpleflying.comIn a rare bit of good news for airline passengers, Air Canada is not only restoring its in-flight meal service, but it is also upgrading that service. In a big win, long-haul economy and premium economy passengers will be able to enjoy meals designed by Montreal-based Chef Jérôme Ferrer. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Wary US perishables shippers eye domestic markets to minimise risktheloadstar.comInternational perishables flows are recovering. The recent drop in airfreight rates (looking set to reverse) as a result of increased flights has opened doors for perishables shippers locked out of international markets while capacity was scarce and rates too high to absorb. Read more here.