Newsletter – November 17, 2021

  • Newsletter – November 17, 2021


    Pilots Are Being Moved From Hong Kong Amid Strict Quarantine Rules
    Pilots are being relocated out of Hong Kong due to the city’s strict COVID-19 measures. Cathay Pacific is considering moving its pilots out of the city for several months, while FedEx has already closed down its crew base in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific recently had to quarantine 130 of its pilots for 21 days. Read more here.

    Say Hello To Lynx Air: Canada’s Newest Ultra Low Cost Airline
    Canada’s Lynx Air has confirmed it will launch next year, initially flying a fleet of three Boeing 737 MAXs from its Calgary base. Lynx will become the latest addition to Canada’s burgeoning low-cost airline scene. Read more here.


    Port of Vancouver rail service cut off by flooding, mud slides
    The Port of Vancouver, on Canada’s west coast, said on Tuesday that rail and road operations servicing the port have been “heavily impacted” by recent flooding in British Columbia.
    In an operations update, the port said, “All rail service coming to and from the Port of Vancouver is halted because of flooding in the B.C. interior.” Both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways are currently conducting damage assessments. Read more here.

    Here’s an update on Operational Interruptions at Vancouver, Canada
    Recent floods, landslides and mudslides in British Columbia have shut down key highway and rail routes into and out of Vancouver.  Inland operations servicing the Port of Vancouver are significantly impacted by these recent weather events. Read more here.

    California ports delay dwell fee as container flows improve
    Southern California’s ports of Long Beeach and Los Angeles are delaying the implementation of financial penalties on shipping lines for containers left on marine terminals as the situation appears to improve. Read more here.

    Vessel charters get longer and more costly as carriers continue to hunt tonnage
    Containership non-operating owners (NOOs) have locked-in ocean carriers for long-period charters at vastly inflated daily hire rates, with the longest contract extending to 2039.
    Shipping lines are taking on millions of dollars in forward charter commitments on vessels well beyond the delivery dates of large swathe of newbuild tonnage that will hit the seas in 2023. Read more here (login required)

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