Newsletter – September 10, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
SF Airlines adds new Bangladesh routeaircargonews.netChinese express operator SF Airlines has added a new freighter service between Changsha, China, and the capital of Bangladesh, Dacca, to cater for general cargo and perishable demand. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHTS UPDATES
Liners accused of blanking customers over reduced Golden Week sailingssplash247.comThe blank sailing tactics of the world’s leading liners have been attacked for their opaque, late announcements to clients.The latest weekly report from Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence points out that alliances 2M and Ocean Alliance have just made public their blanked sailings for Golden Week, the Chinese national holidays in October, with just four weeks for clients to react. Read more here.
Freeport Harbor in Bahamas open for limited operationsfreightwaves.comFreeport Harbor in the Bahamas is open, but sources say operations are limited by a lack of electricity and personnel.Anthony Tam, a spokesman for Hutchison Ports, which operates the container terminal in Freeport in partnership with Terminal Investment Ltd., a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), said an “emergency team at the container port and relevant government authorities have been working round the clock with rescue efforts and trying to resume port operations as sustainable power supply has yet to be restored. Read more here.
CANADA BUSINESS – GOVERNMENTS UPDATES
Montreal terminal to convert to hybrid vehiclescanadianshipper.comMontreal, QC — The Quebec government is providing financial assistance of up to $ 1.4 million to Termont Montréal for the conversion of 57 terminal tractors into hybrid diesel-electric vehicles using stop-start technology automatic. Read more here.
CANADA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Operators demand special economic status for UK ports and airportsfreightwaves.comA new coalition of ports and airports has called on the U.K. government to grant many transport hubs special economic status in a bid to stimulate international investment and reshore manufacturing in a post-Brexit Britain. Read more here.
‘Outstanding news’: Last four crew members rescued from car carrier Golden Rayfreightwaves.comFour crew members who were trapped inside the capsized car carrier Golden Ray at the Port of Brunswick in Georgia were extracted from the ship during the afternoon on Monday, Sept. 9. Read more here.