Forwarders and shippers caught in the updraught of an air cargo 'perfect storm'
Dec 04 2017

By Alex Lennane Forwarders and shippers are “feeling the pain” of a serious lack of air freight capacity in the market as rates soar on some lanes as high as $8.00 per kg. There is “nowhere to turn”, said one Asia-Europe air freight forwarder, who reported a seven-to-ten-day backlog out of Asia. “Rates are going sky high – and going up every weekend. It&rsq...
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Economy suffering under freight handling disaster at Frankfurt airport
Nov 30 2017

Berlin, 24. November 2017 Air cargo customers have to continue to face massive delays at Frankfurt airport. The German Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV) and it is regional association, the Hes- se/Rhineland-Palatinate Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics (SLV), are calling attention to this fact. A lack of personnel and poor traffic control are responsible f...
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CN Network Update: British Columbia Landslide
Nov 23 2017

Due to 8 landslides reported in the Ashcroft, Yale and Squamish subdivisions in the recent days all rail service is suspended from Edmonton to Vancouver. With rain in the forecast, concerns about the stability of the area as well as the safety of crews and goods remain. We have geotechnologists in the area monitoring the situation along with crews and equipment diverting water as needed. At this ti...
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New kid on the block
Nov 06 2017

Rodair International is embracing innovation and looking for creative ways to evolve in a fast-moving industry, as Ian Putzger discovers Young recruits to forwarding companies usually do not expect to be given unfettered leeway to look at potential new business developments, but this scenario is playing out at Rodair International, a mid-sized Canadian logistics firm based in Toronto. “I w...
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China Moves Belt and Road Initiative to Arctic
Oct 13 2017

China’s state news agency Xinhua reported last month that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the Arctic Northwest Passage. The Xue Long (or Snow Dragon) traveled for 2,300 nautical miles through waters claimed by Canada for eight days. Xinhua proclaimed the voyage and would provide “a wealth of navigation experience” for future Chinese ships. ...
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