Newsletter – November 15, 2018

  • Newsletter – November 15, 2018

    INTTRA urges industry-led standards for containers and logistics
    US-based software firm INTTRA is spearheading a non-commercial initiative to develop standards and data sharing protocols to help improve the free flow of information between carriers, ports, freight forwarders and BCOs (beneficial cargo owners).  Read more here. 

    World’s largest liners launch new container shipping association
    A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish a container shipping association, which they say in a release today is to pave the way for digitilisation, standardisation and interoperability in the container shipping industry. Read more here. 

    Panama looks to build logistics business along the canal as transits and transhipments boom
    Panama – Following strong year in terms of growth in vessel transits, the Panama Canal Authority is once more turning its attention to building up port capacity as well as building new zones for increased logistics activity. Read more here. 

    Vietnam ratifies trans-Pacific trade agreement
    HANOI • Vietnam yesterday became the seventh country to ratify a Pacific trade pact set to take effect next month, despite US President Donald Trump’s pullout from a deal he decried as a “job killer”. Read more here. 

    Canada Post issues new offer to employees as eBay calls on Ottawa to end strikes
    OTTAWA — Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.  Read more here.  

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