Newsletter – September 15, 2023

  • Newsletter – September 15, 2023


    Cargolux flights grounded as strike action continues
    Cargolux has told customers there will be limited flights from Luxembourg today as industrial action at the airline continues.
    In an update to customers, the airline outlined how its flights are being affected, with many departures yet to be confirmed while other aircraft are confirmed as being grounded. Read more here

    Logistics chiefs injured as aircraft crashes at Mumbai Airport
    A private jet crash at Mumbai Airport yesterday evening, sent shockwaves through the Indian shipping and logistics industry as more details emerged.
    On board the ill-fated nine-seater Learjet 45 VT-DBL aircraft, flying in from Visakhapatnam (southern India), were Dhruv Kotak, MD of Mumbai-based JM Baxi Group, Lars Sorensen, MD of Hapag-Lloyd India, and KK Krishnadas, a veteran of the local marine terminal arena and COO of JM Baxi, along with five others, including crew members. All survived, but with injuries. Read more here (login required).


    Container line blank sailings surge for Golden Week period
    Despite concerns that shipping lines were failing to act ahead of the seasonal lull around the week-long Chinese Golden Week holidays the number of cancelled voyages has now risen steeply.
    At the end of August Sea-Intelligence had warned that carriers had cut just 3% of capacity during the four-week period that comprises Golden Week itself and the three weeks that follow. This compared to a 12.9% in capacity reduction in the last pre-pandemic year of 2019. Read more here

    Montreal dockworkers union says changes made to hiring list criticized as nepotistic
    The union representing dockworkers at the Port of Montreal says it has ended a long-standing hiring practice that has been criticized for fostering nepotism — to the point where workers’ preschool offspring were placed on a list of potential employees.
    For decades, the association of shipping companies that use the port has hired longshore workers from a list supplied by the union — a list created by asking each union member to provide a single name. Read more here


    CPKC Customer Advisory: Severe Weather in Atlantic Canada
    CPKC is closely monitoring the weather associated with Hurricane Lee in Atlantic Canada, specifically in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Forecasters are expecting heavy rain and strong winds across these regions from this weather event, commencing on Saturday, September 16.
    In addition, there is a fire in Saint John at a facility near the port. The fire is currently impacting port operations. CPKC is in active and direct communications with its partners DP World at Port Saint John and the New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR). CPKC is prepared to work with and support NBSR should a severe weather event affect train service.

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