Newsletter – November 18, 2019

  • Newsletter – November 18, 2019


    Chinese Carriers Announce Huge Hong Kong Service Reduction
    It’s been over six months since pro-democracy protests began in Hong Kong. From an aviation perspective, these protests have caused massive disruptions at Hong Kong’s International Airport. One particularly tense point in the protests took place in September, when a group of masked protesters entered Terminal 1 after breaking a locked glass door on the ground floor. Read more here.

    Air Canada To Undergo Huge System Migration
    Travelers looking to amend or purchase flights with Air Canada on 18-19 November have been warned of service unavailability. This is whilst Air Canada undergoes a migration of its reservation system. Read more here.


    MSC vs Maersk: One line to rule them all
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk might be partners in the 2M Alliance, a vessel-sharing agreement on the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades, but the world’s two largest container ship operators are also fierce competitors. Read more here.

    Tariffs threaten import/export trade at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beachf
    US tariffs introduced over the past two years – and the retaliatory tariffs that ensued – threaten US$186 billion in the nation’s economic activity and could result in $31 billion to $35 billion in extra costs to manufacturers and consumers, a study by the port of Los Angeles has found. Read more here.


    Strike on Tuesday looms for Canadian National after Teamsters sends notice to company
    Talks are ongoing but there is now a strike notice overhanging Canadian National and its 3,200 Teamsters members.
    Both the company and the union announced late Saturday that the Teamsters had served a strike notice to CN. The  strike would occur just after the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, November 19.  Read more here.


    Commentary: Cargo screening vs. inspection
    In transportation analysis, it may be said that passengers are cargo that complain. For the most part, regulations can push passengers only so far before they reach a breaking point. Post-9/11 passenger regulations, as administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), have meant that our laptops and other large electronic devices are pulled out of their carry-on bags and X-rayed separately.  Read more here.

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