April 2020

45 Cargo Flights in May: DB Schenker starts China-Shuttle

Three Boeing 767 passenger aircraft from Icelandair converted exclusively for DB Schenker • Further connections planned, including to Chicago • Urgently-needed capacity to tackle bottleneck from Coronavirus Essen/Munich, April 30, 2020 - Capacities against the bottleneck: DB Schenker has set up a new daily air cargo connection between Shanghai and Munich. Three Boeing 767 passenger aircraft from Icelandair, converted exclusively for the leading global logistics service provider, will be used on ... [+]

Delta Cargo gains approval to transport goods in the passenger cabin

As demand continues to grow to move essential goods around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta is set to increase its cargo capacity by utilizing storage areas in the passenger cabin. Delta has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to utilize overhead bin space of widebody aircraft ... [+]

SAL Launches state-of-art facilities at KKIA

Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) has moved some of its services to the newly-launched facilities at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA). This comes in line with SAL new operational plan aiming to enhance ground-handling services and streamline the cargo acceptance procedures through the village, which is a global integrated logistics ... [+]

Wicker Supports New FMC Guidance to Improve Freight Fluidity

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement after the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued new guidance about how it will assess the reasonableness of detention and demurrage regulations and practices of ocean carriers and marine ... [+]

World Container Index – 30 Apr

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia decreased by 3.1% to $1,446.22 per 40ft container this week (updated Thursday, 30 April 2020). [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.2% in March

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.2% in March after increasing 1.8% in February. In March, the index equaled 120.4 (2015=100) compared with 119 in February. “March was the storm before the calm, especially for carriers hauling consumer staples, which experienced strong freight levels,” said ... [+]

DAMCO Investment in Business Resilience Program Keeps Cargo Moving

DAMCO’s ongoing investment in its Business Resilience Program is helping the freight forwarder to keep cargo moving through Covid-19 supply chain disruption. The Program, developed over the last 18 months, prepares all staff for over 47 different scenarios, which could disrupt the supply chain, including a pandemic. DAMCO local and global teams communicate ... [+]

IATA and ICS: Governments must facilitate ship crew changes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, seafarers are having to extend their service onboard ships after many months at sea, unable ... [+]

JAXPORT container expert joins Board of influential freight forwarders

JAXPORT Director of Cargo Sales Frank Camp has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders (FCBF) Association. The Doral, Florida-based trade association is the most influential and active representative body of industry professionals serving the state’s import and export community. In addition ... [+]

Virtual Run for Wishes

Georgia Ports is a proud sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Georgia’s 2020 Run for Wishes. Due to COVID-19, this year's event, which will include GPA participants, will take place virtually on April 29-May 3 rather than at a specific site. The decision by Make-A-Wish Georgia to go virtual rather than postpone the event was made because, ... [+]

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