Tony Sanchez

One Dead in LPG Tanker Explosion in Turkey

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July 3, 2019 One crew member was reported deceased while fifteen more were injured in an LNG tanker explosion at the port of Aliaga, Turkey. At the time of the incident, the Italy-flagged tanker Syn Zania was anchored at the Petkim petrochemical plant operated by the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR, media outlets cited Aliaga province’s sub-Governor […]

Etihad upgrades aircraft on three key Asian routes to meet soaring demand

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July 1, 2019 Etihad Airways has upgraded services on three key Asian routes this week introducing larger aircraft to meet growing demand. Flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and major two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of Seoul has been boosted from […]

Menzies Aviation renews contracts with Thai Cargo

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July 1, 2019 Menzies Aviation has renewed its cargo handling contracts with Thai Cargo in Oceania at five airports across Australia and New Zealand. The five-year contract will see Menzies provide cargo handling services at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports in Australia, and in Auckland, New Zealand. The Menzies teams will handle 40,000 tonnes […]

K Line, Partners to Form New JV Shipping Company

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July 1, 2019 Japanese shipping major K Line has partnered up with Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (U-Ming) and Kuang Ming Shipping Corporation to set up a new joint venture company. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between the parties on July 1 in Taipei, Taiwan, the shipping joint venture will […]

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 […]