Newsletter – May 8, 2017
Airfreight KPIs set to feature in business contracts
Air cargo’s emerging key performance indicators (KPIs) look set to become a feature of future contracts between airfreight stakeholders.
Ground handlers, general sales agents (GSA) and freight forwarders are likely to see KPIs – currently in test phase – being built into their contracts with airlines and shippers. Read more here.
Air France Staff Continue Strike, CEO to Leave
Air France expects to operate 80 percent of its Tuesday flights as the second day of a union stoppage this week ramps up pressure and the airline’s strike-related costs, causing the resignation of its chief executive. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Middle East transhipment business set to change after Abu Dhabi signs MSC deal
The future shape of transhipment hub patterns in the Middle East Gulf looks set to undergo significant change after Abu Dhabi Ports Company today signed a 30-year concession agreement with MSC to establish a new container terminal in the UAE located at Khalifa Port, in a move that will pose an unprecedented long-term challenge to Dubai’s status as the established transhipment hub in the region. Read more here.
Another Hapag-Lloyd Prang Caught on Video
Hapag-Lloyd is investigating another embarassing boxship prang caught on social media. The one-year old, 10,500 TEU Santos Express collided with three ferries while proceeding to DP World’s Santos Terminal in Brazil on Sunday night. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
B.C. container truck drivers see boost in enforcement and rates
Victoria, BC — The B.C. government has committed to beef up enforcement and increase trip rates and hourly wages for container truck drivers. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
DP World partners with Virgin to launch freight hyperloop start-up
Dubai-based terminal operator DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One have formed a joint venture to make ultra-fast hyperloop cargo systems a reality. Read more here.