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United Airlines expands route network from the US to Tokyo

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August 19, 2019 United Airlines is to expand its route network to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport from 28 March 2020, by adding services from four more US hubs in addition to a daily Boeing 787-9 service already offered from San Francisco. The airline will operate flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and Washington D.C. to Tokyo Haneda, subject to […]

Lusaka returns to AFKLMP freighter network

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August 19, 2019 Lusaka in Zambia will return to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s freighter network on 3 September with weekly Boeing 747 services. It is returning to the schedule after a three-year break and flights will depart Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Tuesdays, arriving in Lusaka on Wednesdays. The service, flight number MP8320 leave Amsterdam […]

Samsung Heavy Joins Forces with MAN on Smart Ship Tech

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August 19, 2019 South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has teamed up with German engine specialist MAN Energy Solutions in a bid to secure a “competitive edge” in winning orders. More specifically, the two sides will cooperate in developing smart ship technology. According to SHI, the Memorandum of Understanding mainly aims at enhancing operating […]

Pirates Kidnap Eight Seafarers from MPP at Cameroon Anchorage

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August 19, 2019 Armed pirates have abducted eight crew members from a German multipurpose (MPP) ship at the Douala Anchorage, Cameroon. On late August 14, 2019, the 2002-built ship MarMalaita was attacked by pirates, Hamburg-based shipping company MC-Schiffahrt confirmed. After boarding the vessel, pirates kidnapped eight out of the vessel’s twelve crew members. “We have […]

Panama Canal Gets A Rating from Fitch for 4th Year in a Row

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August 19, 2019 Fitch Ratings has once again affirmed the Panama Canal’s ‘A’ investment grade rating with a stable outlook for its long-term issuer default rating and its senior unsecured notes. The credit rating agency noted that the Panama Canal is “an underlying asset that is critical not only for Panama, but for international commerce, as […]

d’Amico, Glencore Joint Venture to Sell MR Tanker

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August 19, 2019 Italian tanker shipping company, d’Amico International Shipping, has revealed that its joint venture company with Glencore Group reached a deal to sell one of its MR product tankers. Namely, GLENDA International Shipping d.a.c. (GIS), in which d’Amico Tankers holds a 50% participation, would sell the 47,147 dwt Glenda Megan, one of its […]

SHI Secures Orders for Ten LNG-Fueled Crude Oil Tankers

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August 19, 2019 South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has received orders to build ten A-max LNG-fueled crude oil tankers for an Oceanian shipowner. According to a stock exchange filing, the deal is valued at KRW 751.3 billion (USD 620.2 million), or KRW 75.1 million per unit. The 113,000 dwt dual-fueled tankers would be delivered in […]

Wide-Body Jet Orders Jump at Airbus and Boeing in July

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August 18, 2019 The safety crisis surrounding the 737 MAX this year has put a damper on order activity for the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse single-aisle jet. More surprisingly, Airbus has also reported fairly weak order activity for its competing A320neo aircraft family during 2019. Those trends continued last month. Nevertheless, July could be considered a successful […]

U.S. Customs System Down Nationwide at Airports, Slowing Entries

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August 16, 2019 A U.S. Customs and Border Protection system for processing airline passengers on international flights failed on Friday, slowing entry for people arriving from outside the country during a busy summer travel day. The systems are down nationwide, several U.S. airports said on Twitter and in interviews. “CBP is experiencing a temporary outage […]

LATAM Airlines Group improves net result in second quarter but still a loss of $62.8m

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August 16, 2019 The LATAM Airlines Group reported as a whole in the second quarter achieved a net result improved by $144.9 million year-over-year to a $62.8 million net loss in second quarter 2019, compared to a $207.8 million loss in the same quarter in 2018. Total revenues rose 0.5 per cent year-on-year (YOY) in […]