Newsletter – May 24, 2022

  • Newsletter – May 24, 2022


    Delhi Airport Delays And Diverts Dozens Of Flights Due to Bad Weather
    Monday was a rocky day for Delhi Airport, with flights disrupted in the early hours of the morning and again in the night. The city has been hit with storms and winds as fast as 75km/hr during the pre-monsoon rains in recent days. All of this saw over 35 flights diverted to nearby airports and 100s more delayed as Delhi waited for safer conditions. Read more here.

    KLM Cancels A Dozen More Flights Amid Staff Shortages
    Once again, KLM Airlines is canceling flights at Schiphol airport due to staff shortages. Since January, the airline has been canceling flights because of lack of staff, COVID-related sickness or absenteeism. Both the airline and the airport face challenges in matching staff capacity to flights, as demand for inter-European travel soars. Read more here.


    Covid slows China port volume growth, as Tianjin enters new lockdown
    Container volumes at China’s ports increased slightly during January-April, despite the impact from widespread Covid restrictions, including another lockdown in Tianjin.
    According to China’s ministry of transport, port volumes increased 1.7% year on year during the period, to 91m teu, with 23.6m handled in April alone. Read more here (login required).

    Liner shipping’s ‘mind-bending’ profits flow in
    By the end of 2022, the container shipping industry will have earned Iin unprecedented half a trillion dollars of operating profit from two years of supply chain pain and record freight rates, according to estimates from research firm Drewry. Read more here.

    FIATA issues multimodal electronic bill of lading for all members
    FIATA has released a paperless bill of lading (B/L), which can be accessed with existing technology, for the use of its members.The electronic B/L, approved by the International Chamber of Commerce, uses blockchain to authenticate documents and provide an audit trail. Read more here (login required).


    U.S. FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye presents Final Report of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”
    The Federal Maritime Commission met in open session Wednesday May 18 to receive updates on: Fact Finding 29, International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement;Commissioner Rebecca Dye presented her Final Report.

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