Newsletter – November 27, 2018
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Forwarders and airlines eye tougher capacity negotiations for 2019
Forwarders and airlines are looking to start negotiations for services next year, and are figuring out how much capacity to book.
After record high demand – and prices – in 2017, forwarders were keen to lock-in capacity in advance this year, while airlines were equally keen to hold some space unblocked to capitalise on late-booked cargo when spot prices were high. Read more here.
British Airways Says Goodbye To Boeing 767
British Airways will retire the last of its Boeing 767 fleet after it operated its final revenue flight for the airline.
The last flight was from Larnaca in Cyprus to London Heathrow on Sunday. The aircraft will now go to St Athan in Wales for storage. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
CETA – Canada’s trade with Europe one year later
It’s a great tool for Canadian businesses to expand their export markets as well as their supplier base.
Signed in October 2016, CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union has now been in effect a year, as it was provisionally implemented on September 21st, 2017. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Freight associations advise caution due to France protests
UK freight associations including the FTA and RHA have been advising road freight companies and their staff to be extra aware of potential risks due to continuing protests in France against rising fuel prices, particularly in the Calais area. Read more here.