Newsletter – June 14, 2019

  • Newsletter – June 14, 2019

    Is e-commerce worth the investment for air cargo?
    Amazon is upping the 
ante in the race to the consumer’s door with the announcement that it is slashing delivery times for its Prime customers from a standard two-day window to next day. Read more here.

    ILWU-Canada Ratification Process: Stop Work Meeting Confirmed for June 19
    The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) issued an update yesterday to confirm that all International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada Locals (500, 502, 505, 508 and 519) have scheduled a stop work meeting for the day shift on Wednesday, June 19, as part of the ratification process for the new tentative collective agreement.
    The June 19 day shift meeting will not interfere with employees carrying out necessary duties, such as those performed by maintenance employees (for emergencies), lines employees or employees servicing regularly scheduled coastwise vessels.

    Port Report: China’s massive growth in ocean box shipping and over-the-road trucking
    The scale and growth of China’s domestic over-the-road trucking and international ocean container shipping trade has been revealed in new data from the country’s Ministry of Transport. Read more here.

    YM Efficiency shipping container salvage operation ‘disgraceful’, AMSA says
    Authorities and commercial fishers say they are fed up with a Taiwanese shipping company’s slow response to salvaging containers lost at sea last year, amid fears the delay could cause further pollution to the ocean. Read more here.

    Canadian government to impose carbon tax on defiant Alberta
    The Canadian government plans to impose a carbon tax on Alberta as of January 1, 2020, in response to the province scrapping its own system for pricing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more here.

    Oil price spike threat after two more tankers are attacked in the Middle East
    After two tankers were reportedly hit by torpedo attacks in the Gulf of Oman early this morning, the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) Royal Navy agency has issued a warning to shipping, urging “extreme caution” in the area. Read more here.

    Incoterms 2020 – What to Expect
    The International Chamber of Commerce is expected to release Incoterms 2020 in the last quarter of 2019 and they will take effect on January 1, 2020.
    Read about anticipated changes in an article from Braumiller Law Group on Lexology.

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