When Pigs Fly – What will the Year of the Pig signal for China airfreight?
As China enters the lunar Year of the Pig, there are many challenges facing the Chinese aviation sector and particularly airfreight.
Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019
What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Get ready for whatever comes next. Here’s what you need to know.
Taiwan’s Cargo Sector Finds ICAO Membership Denial “Unfair and Suffocating”
During a recent visit to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, journalists got glimpses of the island’s international isolation; barred from international organizations, the island is denied important information on security and safety standards for running a country’s air-transportation system.
PMSA’S McLaurin warns about higher California taxes to reduce maritime emissions
The president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) warned maritime operators and customers to expect higher California air emission related taxes and fees in 2019.
Oil & Gas Outlook
As offshore operators continue to work as part of an industry in transition, it is worth taking a moment and stepping back to ascertain the true scope of change that the sector has, and is still continuing to face.
Traffic Club of New York extends far beyond Gotham
As Norfolk Southern Corp. marketing executive Carroll E. Neville looks forward to the 113th anniversary dinner of The Traffic Club of New York, set for Feb. 28, he still finds himself having to explain how come a man whose office is in South Carolina is president of a New York-based professional organization.
Vanterm terminal reopening
An Evergreen ship, the Ever Summit, that struck a gantry crane at the GCT Vanterm container facility in the Port of Vancouver on January 28 has been freed through recovery operations and is expected to depart on Thursday morning, announced GCT spokesperson Louanne Wong.
Delayed progress of recovery operations at Vanterm
Recovery work is continuing at the GCT Vanterm container facility in the Port of Vancouver where all cargo-handling has ceased since the collapse last Monday of a gantry crane struck by an Evergreen ship, the Ever Summit.
Transportation Industry Wraps Up Solid Year, Despite Tariffs
With tariffs, a U.S.-China trade dispute and technology developments, the U.S. transportation industry was anything but lackluster in 2018. Although the industry in general fared well despite major disruptors, uncertainty surrounding tariffs raise concerns for the future.
The CPTPP’s Ratification Clears way for Enforcement, but it is also Causing Nervousness Among U.S. Shippers
Wendy Cutler, the Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and a former acting deputy U.S. Trade Representative, who had also negotiated the then U.S. led 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), could hardly conceal her disappointment when asked by this correspondent at a recent discussion at the Asia Society in New York to share her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP. She called it a “mistake”.

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