Newsletter – July 22, 2020

  • Newsletter – July 22, 2020


    An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F Is On Fire In China
    An 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 Fall
    The 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.


    Volatile ocean freight capacity set to continue for some months
    Container 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 services
    MSC 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 operations
    Northwest 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.


    CN eyes intermodal opportunities to boost 2H 2020
    As 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.


    Wow: Air Canada Announces New Chef-Curated Long-Haul Economy Meals
    In 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.


    Wary US perishables shippers eye domestic markets to minimise risk
    International 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.

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