Newsletter – June 25, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
FedEx sues US government over Chinese export rulesaircargonews.netFedEx is suing the US government to obtain an exclusion to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) if it mistakenly ships goods that violate rules imposed on Chinese products by the Trump administration. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Maersk targets frustrated shippers, offering ‘no rolled cargo’ servicetheloadstar.comSupply chain disruption due to the increasing habit of carriers ‘rolling’ booked containers to a later vessel, is arguably the biggest challenge facing ocean freight logistics coordinators. Read more here.
Blockchain consortium sets out to tackle misdeclared cargo issuesplash247.comBlockchain technology is being trialled to try and counter the alarming string of boxship fires started by misdeclared goods. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
U.S. combat ship hits freighter in Canadafreigthwaves.comAs it got underway, an advanced U.S. Navy combat ship struck a berthed freighter in Montreal, leaving both ships damaged, but their crews uninjured. Read more here.
Canada proceeds with British Columbia tanker banfreightwaves.comBill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, was signed into law on June 21 after a contentious approval process in the Canadian Senate. It prohibits tankers transporting more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils to or from ports and other facilities north of Vancouver Island to the Alaskan border. Read more here.
Canada and U.S. agree to expand preclearance options for travellers, goodscanadianshipper.comOttawa, ON — A new agreement between Canada and the United States will soon allow travellers and cargo to pre-clear customs before they leave, allowing an easier movement of people and goods crossing the border. Read more here.