Tony Sanchez

Cargolux adds third weekly flight to Xiamen ,

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 July 8, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International added a third weekly flight to Xiamen, China on 1 July to meet growing customer demand. The new service CV9721 operates on Mondays, leaving Luxembourg at 08.10h and arriving in Xiamen on Tuesday at 04.40h. The return flight, CV9731 leaves Xiamen at 06.15h and heads to Los Angeles, […]

SAMSA Investigating Bunker Spill off Ngqura Port

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July 8, 2019 South African authorities have launched an investigation to establish the cause of an oil spill that occurred during bunkering off the port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth. The incident occurred during a fuel transfer operation to the Liberia-flagged MV Chrysanthi S. The Department of Environmental, Forestry and Fisheries released a statement saying […]

Eva Airways says strike to end on July 9

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July 7, 2019 Taiwan’s Eva Airways Corp said on Sunday its cabin crew’s strike will end on Tuesday after it reached an agreement with the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU). The company estimated in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange the strike – the longest ever for Taiwan’s aviation industry – had cost T$3.02 […]

Libya’s Mitiga airport resumes air traffic following a missile strike

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July 7, 2019 Air space re-opened at the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, Mitiga, on Sunday after it was halted following a fall of missiles, according to a post on the Mitiga airport authority’s Facebook page. The airport authority added that the carrier companies will begin receiving passengers to complete the rest of their re-scheduled […]

Saudi airline flyadeal picks Airbus jets over grounded Boeing MAX

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July 7, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal will not proceed with a provisional order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, the U.S. planemaker said on Sunday after the airline announced it would operate an all Airbus A320 fleet. Flyadeal began reconsidering a commitment to order the Boeing jets after two MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia in […]

Drewry Lowers 2019 Container Growth Forecast to 3 Pct

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July 4, 2019 Shipping consultancy Drewry has downgraded its forecast for global port throughput growth in 2019 to 3%, from the previous prediction of 3.9%, amid numerous headwinds. The change comes on the back of concerns of a slowing global economy stoked by the ongoing US-China trade war (albeit paused for the moment), escalating geo-political tension […]

US Removes Sanctions on PB Tankers

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July 4, 2019 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has removed Italy-based PB Tankers from its list of sanctioned companies. OFAC designated PB Tankers on April 12, 2019, for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. As a part of this designation, six vessels were identified as blocked property in […]

Boeing Offers $100 Million in ‘Outreach’ for Max Crash Victims

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Air Accident / 0 Comments

July 3, 2019 Boeing Co. is offering $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by two crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits. The money will go toward “education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs and economic development […]

IATA: Weak trade keeps dragging down air cargo

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July 3, 2019 May proved to be another difficult month for airfreight, with global demand falling 3.4% as weak global trade continues to be an issue, IATA reports. The fall in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) in May was a slight improvement in April, when demand contracted by 5.6%. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says […]

Virginia 1st US Port to Become Part of SEA\LNG

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July 3, 2019 The Port of Virginia has become the first port in the United States to join SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. “The addition of the Port of Virginia to the coalition marks the climbing interest in LNG as a commercially viable, […]