Newsletter – September 11, 2019

  • Newsletter – September 11, 2019


    Solving the jigsaw puzzle of filling aircraft with freight
    According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), it has only been in the last nine years that the airline industry has emerged to produce regular but inconsistent profits.  Read more here.


    Cosco appoints new president
    China Cosco Shipping Group has announced the appointment of Fu Gangfeng as its new president, the second-in-command role at the group.
    Previously, Fu was the president of China Merchants Group since February 2018.  Read more here. 


    The Truck Driver Shortage Is Fake News
    Since 2005 the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has been releasing reports on the driver shortage. The ATA is the largest national trade association for U.S. truck carriers. Most recently the ATA estimated that the trucking industry ended 2018 with a shortage of more than 60,000 truck drivers. Read more here. 


    US retailers continue to scramble to bring goods in to beat new tariffs
    US container import volumes continued to surge over the summer, ahead of more tariff hikes on consumer goods.
    New data released yesterday by Global Port Tracker shows “imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect 1 September, and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December”. Read more here (login required).

    Amazon container order another move toward ‘dominating US logistics’
    Amazon last week took delivery of the first 48 containers of its order for 250 53ft boxes, as it ramps up its domestic US network.
    JOC revealed that the internet retailer had placed the order for intermodal containers as another step towards its goal of becoming a large network transport company.  Read more here (login required).

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