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Pilots Flagged Software Problems on Boeing Jets Besides the Max

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June 27, 2019 Pilots flying Boeing aircraft in recent years have reported flight-control problems they blamed on malfunctioning software — not on the company’s maligned 737 Max jets, but widely used earlier versions of the plane that are still in the air. Commercial pilots flying Boeing’s NG, or “Next Generation,” models have registered concerns on a variety […]

Two Former Höegh Autoliners Execs Charged for Price Fixing

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June 27, 2019 Two former top executives at Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners AS have been charged with participating in a long-running conspiracy related to price fixing, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. According to an investigation into criminal violations in the ocean shipping industry, Ingar Skiaker and Øyvind Ervik were involved in a […]

Three Years: Expanded Panama Canal Exceeding Expectations

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June 27, 2019 Three years after the Expanded Panama Canal welcomed its first vessel on June 26, 2016, the waterway continues to exceed expectations for the maritime industry. From the culmination of the largest enhancement project since the waterway’s opening in 1914, the expanded canal recorded over 6,000 Neopanamax transits. “Our team’s increased experience with […]

FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

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June 26, 2019 The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its […]

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to acquire Bombardier’s CRJ program for $550m

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June 26, 2019 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has signed a deal to acquire Bombardier’s regional CRJ jet program for US$550 million and the assumption by MHI of liabilities of about $200 million. Under the agreement, Bombardier’s net beneficial interest in the Regional Aircraft Securitization Program (RASPRO), valued at approximately $180 million, will be transferred to […]

American Airlines to stop operating the MD-80 on 4 September

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June 26, 2019 American Airlines will retire its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft on 4 September. The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond. American Airlines said it’s a “bittersweet but well-earned retirement” as the airline celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing […]

ACI World: 2019 could be a hard year for airfreight

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June 26, 2019 Following a slightly better month in March, airfreight fell again in April with a decline of 3.6%, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. Around the world, only North America and Africa saw total freight volumes growing year-on-year in April. North America increased by 1.4% in April, with domestic freight increasing by […]

Cargolux extends Asia Pacific network to Jakarta

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June 26, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International has extended its presence in Asia Pacific with weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia touching down on 23 June. An official ceremony welcomed the arrival of LX-ECV to celebrate the introduction of the weekly Luxembourg – Jakarta flight. The flights leave Luxembourg on Sunday and arrive in Jakarta on Monday […]

OOCL Improving Vessel Storage with Navis Tools

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June 26, 2019 Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has chosen Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, to provide stowage planning software StowMan to its entire fleet. The fleet of over 100 containerships, ranging from 2,900 to 21,400 TEU, are planned by stowage planners who are based in strategic planning regions. With the multifunctional […]

NRF: US Congress Gets to Review Future Tariff Hikes

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June 26, 2019 The National Retail Federation has expressed its support for the legislation that would strengthen congressional authority over tariff increases being imposed by the Trump administration. “We agree with the need to deliver fair and balanced trade deals, but taxing Americans isn’t the answer — especially without a single vote from Congress,” David French, […]