Tony Sanchez

Airbus, French exporters slip as U.S. tariffs loom in subsidy row

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September 16, 2019 Shares in Airbus and other key French exporters fell on Monday as Europe and the United States edged closer toward tit-for-tat sanctions in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. The World Trade Organization has approved a U.S. request to impose tariffs on some European goods in the latest chapter of a two-way […]

UAE regulator not optimistic on Boeing 737 MAX return this year

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September 16, 2019 The head of the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority said on Sunday he was not optimistic that the Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX would return to operations this year and that the first quarter of 2020 was more likely. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March while Boeing updates flight […]

Spanish union calls on Iberia airline ground staff to strike for 8 days

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September 16, 2019 A Spanish labour union called on Monday for all ground staff for International Airlines Group’s Iberia unit to go on strike every Monday from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18. Iberia’s parent has seen business at its British Airways unit severely disrupted this month by strikes. Iberia’s ground crew also serve a number […]

Swissport targets global electric vehicle fleet of at least 50% by 2025

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September 16, 2019 Swissport has committed to further invest in environmentally friendly equipment and by 2025 is aiming to increase its electric vehicle fleet to at least 50 per cent. The ground handler revealed the target in its latest sustainability report and the move is part of a strategy to further reduce its carbon footprint […]

Airport chaos causes traffic and aircraft movement decline at HKIA in August

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September 16, 2019 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw declines in both passenger traffic and aircraft movements in August, as disruption from anti-government protests had a negative impact on operations. The airport welcomed six million passengers and 35,655 air traffic movements last month, representing year-on-year declines of 12.4 per cent and 3.5 per cent respectively, according […]

Qatar Airways to start new Doha-Osaka route from April 2020

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September 16, 2019 Qatar Airways will start a new route to Osaka from 6 April 2020, the airline’s third connection into Japan from Doha. The service will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing the route to daily from 23 June 2020. Qatar Airways began […]

Cyprus Unveils Plans to End Ship Registration Fees

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September 16, 2019 Cyprus is looking to put an end to initial ship registration fees in an effort to boost the Cypriot registry’s competitiveness and attract more ships. The country’s Deputy Minister for Shipping, Natasa Pilides, briefed the parliamentary transport committee on the new draft regulations approved by the Council of Ministers providing for the […]

Cargill, Maersk Tankers Team Up in the MR Segment

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September 16, 2019 Geneva’s Cargill International has agreed to enter its Medium Range (MR) fleet into the existing Maersk Tankers MR pool as part of a strategic partnership between the companies. The move is to create a new joint pool that would significantly increase the scope of the parties’ MR spot tanker business, combining Maersk […]

MPC Container Ships, Ahrenkiel Join Trident Alliance

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September 16, 2019 Norwegian shipowner MPC Container Ships (MPCC) and Hamburg-based Ahrenkiel Steamship have joined the Trident Alliance, a network of shipping companies and other stakeholders working together for effective enforcement of sulphur regulations.  As members of the alliance, the two companies have committed to comply with the new IMO 2020 maritime sulphur regulations and […]

Trouble on the streets hits Cathay cargo

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September 11, 2019 “Geopolitical tensions” affected Cathay Pacific’s cargo traffic in August, said the Hong Kong carrier in its latest monthly traffic statement. In what group chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam described as “an incredibly challenging month, both for Cathay Pacific and for Hong Kong”, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried 161,394 tonnes […]