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Air France facing strike action today

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March 22, 2018 Airfreight shipments due to fly long haul services on Air France today (March 22) should not be affected by the nation-wide French labour strike. The airline has issued a statement that: “in the context of a national call for a strike in France, on Thursday 22 March 2018, French Civil Aviation Authorities […]

Cargo terminal opens at new Muscat International airport

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March 22, 2018 A new air cargo terminal has opened at the new Muscat International Airport this week. Oman Air has commissioned ALS Logistic Solutions to operate the fully automated cargo facility at Muscat International Airport, Oman. The cargo terminals in Muscat and Salalah further reinforces Oman Air’s base in these two airports as a […]

United Cargo suspends PetSafe following mishaps

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March 22, 2018 United Cargo has suspended its PetSafe program while it carries out reviews following a number of mishaps. The program is designed to transport animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin. With immediate effect, United says it will not accept any new reservations for PetSafe but will honour existing […]

ZIM Points to Lingering Market Volatility as It Recovers from Loss

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March 22, 2018 Market conditions in the container shipping industry remain volatile despite the recent pick up in rates, according to Israeli shipping company ZIM. Mergers and alliance reshuffling in the sector did contribute to a recovery, however, overcapacity still exists in the market and rates partially decreased towards the end of 2017, the company […]

Euronav Says Merger with Gener8 Maritime on Track

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March 22, 2018 Belgium’s tanker shipping company Euronav expects to complete its merger with Gener8 Maritime in the second quarter of 2018 as activities on making the deal possible are going as planned. The merger plans were revealed in December last year and will see the creation of an independent large crude tanker operator with 75-strong crude tanker […]

Star Bulk to Explore Renewable Energy for Its Bulkers

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March 22, 2018 Greek dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk and Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of installing renewable energy technologies onto existing and new ships. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the parties would launch a joint study covering engineering issues related to how various equipment, including solar panels, batteries and other […]

Airbus Weighs New A330 Cargo Model, Spurred by Amazon

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March 21, 2018 Airbus SE is considering building a freighter version of its slow-selling A330neo wide-body, spurred by requests from potential customers Inc and United Parcel Service Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The interest from Amazon and UPS could rekindle a competition between Airbus and Boeing Co. as the global air-cargo […]

Ryanair to Revive Plans for Ukraine Flights, Prime Minister Says

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March 21, 2018 Ryanair Holdings Plc has revived plans to extend its network further east than ever before with flights from Ukraine, according to the European country’s premier. A deal formalizing the expansion should be signed later this week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said Wednesday in a statement on the government’s official website. Europe’s […]

FedEx video helps catch Texas bomber

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March 21, 2018 US broadcaster CBS is reporting that surveillance video from a FedEx Office store in South Austin, Texas assisted FBI and local Texas law enforcement officers “zero in on the person of interest who is now reportedly dead” in the hunt for a bomber who had caused the deaths of a young girl […]

Damco focuses on returns as it streamlines cross border e-commerce

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March 21, 2018 Damco has unveiled ambitious plans to streamline cross-border e-commerce for its clients, focusing particularly on the lack of services to return items in China. The freight forwarding and supply chain management company says that domestic e-commerce sales rates are expected to flatten in the coming years, while the cross border segment is […]