Newsletter – September 5, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Brussels Airlines Swaps Toronto For Montrealsimpleflying.comBrussels Airlines has announced it will be dropping its Brussels-Toronto serviceearly next year. It will replace theh old route with new Brussels-Montreal flights which are set to operate five times weekly from 29 March. Read more here.
Air cargo responds to Hurricane Dorianaircargonews.netBroker Air Charter Service and airline charity Airlink have taken part in several flights in response to Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated the Bahamas and is now set to hit Florida. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Port Report: China’s Golden Week means cuts in ocean servicefreightwaves.comThe two largest container shipping alliances outlined service cuts for the first week of October due to the closure of China’s factories during the nation’s Golden Week celebration. Read more here.
Dorian poised to hit eastern Canada and the Port of Halifaxfreightwaves.comHurricane Dorian will likely reach Atlantic Canada this week, placing the Port of Halifax directly in its path.Dorian likely will be a Category 1 hurricane as it reaches southwestern Nova Scotia on Saturday, September 6, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre’s latest forecast. Read more here.
Sri Lanka to invest heavily in boosting capacity of Colombo box port
seanews.com.trTHE Sri Lankan government has launched a huge development project to further modernise its ports across the country, in order to become a maritime hub in Southeast Asia. Read more here.
GROUND FREIGHT UPDATES
Detention time rising as drivers wait longer to load and unloadfreightwaves.comLonger waits to load and unload freight continue to vex truckers, especially women drivers less likely to complain about being kept waiting, according to new survey data from the American Transportation Research Institute. Read more here.