Newsletter – August 27, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Cathay Pacific Warns Employees Against HQ Protestssimpleflying.comAs the protests in Hong Kong edge towards their fifth month, Cathay Pacific has warned employee unions against protesting at their main headquarters. The move comes after an injunction against protests at the airport, following days of manifestations at the aerodrome. Read more here.
Air cargo capacity serving Vietnam is on the risetheloadstar.comLast week, Ethiopian Airlines started a weekly B777F service to Bangkok and Hanoi, and in line with the carrier’s triangular strategy, the flight is routed from its home base via Europe to Asia. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Norway warns shipping is being targeted by hackerssplash247.comThe Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) has warned of an increase in the number of cyber campaigns targeting several different sectors since June this year and states that both the maritime sector and the oil and gas sector have been victims of such targeted attacks. Read more here.
Cosco boxship damaged in collision in Vietnamsplash247.comChina Cosco Shipping’s 2011-built 14,000 teu containership CSCL Jupiter has delayed its sailing schedule as it needs repairs following a collision incident in Vietnam. Read more here.
Malaysian ports to benefit from US-China trade warseanews.com.trTHE US-China trade war has benefitted ports in Malaysia, where greater cargo volumes have been recorded, particularly in Port Klang which is forecast to clock up double-digit growth in cargo handling this year. Read more here.