Newsletter – June 20, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATESMost Air France unions cancel planned June strikessource: atwonline.comMost Air France unions have called off strikes planned for June 23-26 in the latest twist in a months-long conflict with staff over pay that has so far led to 15 strike days, the resignation of the former Air France-KLM group CEO and a financial cost of around €400 million ($462 million).Read more here.
Next Phase of Prince Rupert Fairview Terminal Expansion Unveiledsource: rupertport.comPRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World have agreed on terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATESShould HMM stay with the 2M or go it alone?source: splash247.comOn March 16 2017, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) inked a three-year strategic cooperation agreement with Maersk and MSC’s 2M alliance. Under the agreement, HMM increased its Basic Slot Allocation (BSA), primarily on the US West Coast services and gained some financial stability due to alliance-related volumes. Read more here.
Maersk rings the changes, operating capacity dips for the first time thsi decadesource: splash247.comHeeding the words of its group CEO, Maersk Line, the world’s largest containerline, is making sweeping changes to ist service netwrok in a bid to drive porfitability at a difficult time for the Danish carrier. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATESTAPA publishes truck security standards for industry reviewsource: aircargonews.netThe Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) has published all three levels of its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) certification programme for industry review.The organisation, which aims to reduce the number of crimes related to trucks, said it is on course to launch the higher levels one and two of its Parking Security Requirements (PSRs) later this year, following the latest stage of consultation with its manufacturer and logistics service provider members, who have been asked to review the standards to confirm they are fit for purpose. Read more here.