March 2020

American Airlines Cargo Remains Key Partner for Global Trade

American Airlines is continuing to operate international widebody service to key locations around the globe, serving as a vital partner for freight forwarders and supporting global trade in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The world’s largest airline will fly long-haul widebody passenger flights carrying cargo this week to locations including Auckland Airport (AKL), São Paulo International Airport (GRU) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). These flights are in ... [+]

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package; Calls on Administration to end Tariffs

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed Senate approval of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief. “For the past few weeks, our members have ... [+]

Port Throughput Indices

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100. Drewry’s latest assessment - March 2020 • ... [+]

Port NOLA Launches Digital Learning Toolbox for Educators and Students

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) launched its digital Learning Toolbox today aimed at educating Louisiana students about the role that the local maritime industry and the Port play in everyday lives. Students, parents and educators are invited to explore the Port’s four lines of business, immerse ... [+]

Trucking Industry Applauds Senate for Passing “Phase Three” COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Bill contains important relief for employers and small business Arlington, Virginia – The largest trade group representing America’s trucking industry is praising the Senate today for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—bipartisan legislation that will deliver critical relief to Americans and small businesses reeling from the ... [+]

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Ad Hoc Slot Allocation Temporarily Changed to Provide Sufficient Slots to Freighters

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) slot procedure has changed after Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL) temporarily lifted the Local Rule 2 (LR2) due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of LR2 at AMS is to provide sufficient ad hoc capacity for full freighter airlines, but ACNL said in the current “exceptional circumstance” ... [+]

From Packages to Pallets, Delta Cargo Launches Charter Operation

Delta Cargo is launching charter operations to provide global transportation of customers’ goods. “Serving our customers and communities where we live, work and serve, is part of Delta's DNA.” said Shawn Cole, Vice President, Delta Cargo. “Offering new supply chain solutions through Delta Cargo to our customers is one opportunity for us ... [+]

Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport will remain open

The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will remain operational despite an Alameda County shelter-in-place order. Both facilities are essential services exempt from the order, the Port said. The Port’s announcement followed shelter-in-place orders issued by six Bay Area counties. The orders are intended to slow the spread ... [+]

Port of Virginia Provides Berth Space to Idle Cruise Ship

Port Providing Berth Space at Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Idle Cruise Ship Bliss With No Passengers Aboard, Vessel Scheduled to be at PMT for 30 Days NORFOLK, VA – The Port of Virginia® will provide a berth at Portsmouth Marine Terminal to the cruise ship Bliss beginning Thursday morning where ... [+]

CEVA Logistics mega airlift keeps supply chains moving

As part of a strategic initiative to keep customer production lines moving around the world during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, CEVA Logistics has contracted a range of 86 freighter aircraft to deliver parts and supplies to its customers. More than 58 flights already completed Operating on behalf of customers in the automotive, ... [+]

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