Newsletter – October 8, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
American Airlines Flight From San Francisco Prompts Hepatitis Scaresimpleflying.comPassengers on a recent American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte, North Carolina, have possibly been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. Read more here.
FIATA World Congress: “Digitisation is key to reducing bottlenecks at hubs”aircargonews.netDr Oliver Peltzer, partner and head practice group transport, aviation, logistics at law firm Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, has called for the digitisation of customs procedures to help reduce cargo bottlenecks at borders. Read more here.
KLM flight offloaded due to a leak from pharma packagingaircargonews.netA KLM flight between Glasgow Airport and Amsterdam was evacuated earlier today when a pharma package in the cargo hold was found to be leaking.In a statement, the airline said that a shipment packed in dry ice and containing vaccines in glass tubes began to leak coolant. Read more here.
Vancouver Airport needs to invest more in cargo to hit its potentialtheloadstar.comVancouver International Airport (YVR) is punching below its weight and could be a major transpacific gateway if it beefed up its cargo infrastructure, according to Stan Wraight, president of Strategic Aviation Services International. Read more here (login required).
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
MPA September Intermodal Scorecard Now Availableport-montreal.comThe Montreal Port Authority has posted its September intermodal scorecard on its website.
2M and Zim blank more Asia-USEC sailings – ‘slow volume pickup’ blamedtheloadastar.comThe 2M Alliance and shipping line Zim have announced five more blanked voyages from Asia to the US east coast this month, due to weakening demand forecasts for after the Chinese Golden Week holiday. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Seven cybersecurity threats that can sneak up on youwired.comThere’s a certain kind of security threat that catches the headlines—the massive data breach, or the malware that hijacks your computer for a ransom—but it’s also important to keep your guard up against some of the lesser-known attacks out there too. Read more here.