Newsletter – September 12, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
San Francisco’s 20 Day Runway Closure Beginssimpleflying.comAirlines and passengers at San Francisco International Airport are experiencing widespread disruption as runway 28L undergoes 20 days of construction work. The runway was closed on 7 September so that a new base layer could be constructed and total airport capacity has been significantly affected as a result. Read more here.
Amazon’s new Dallas air hub set to open in Novemberaircargonews.netAmazon’s new regional air hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport will open in October as the e-commerce firm gears up increased demand in the area. Read more here.
Solving the jigsaw puzzle of filling aircraft with freightfreightwaves.comAccording 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.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Hapag-Lloyd debuts online marine insurance offeringsplash247.comGerman container line Hapag-Lloyd is now giving customers an online marine insurance offering direct from its own website.Quick Cargo Insurance provides customers with tailor-made insurance offers around the clock. The insurance cover takes effect immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Read more here.
GROUND FREIGHT UPDATES
ATA considers raising diesel tax for truck-only lanesfreightwaves.comUsing a portion of a diesel fuel tax increase to pay for dedicated truck-only lanes could be a viable way to alleviate congestion on the existing U.S. interstate highway system, an American Trucking Associations (ATA) representative told lawmakers. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Trump announces two-week delay to planned China tariff increasefreightwaves.comPresident Donald Trump on Sept. 11 announced that the U.S. will delay the next round of scheduled tariff increases on goods from China by two weeks. Read more here.