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  • CMA CGM Containership Reroutes Around Cape of Good Hope, Bypassing Suez Canal April 3, 2020
    An ultra-large containership belonging to CMA CGM is bypassing the Suez Canal on its return trip to Asia, adding some 3,000 miles and five days to the journey as impacts of coronavirus and low oil prices ripple across the supply chains. The 16,022 TEU capacity CMA CGM Alexander Von Humbolt last called in Algeciras, Spain […]
    Mike Schuler
  • Venezuelan Navy Ship Sinks After Collision with Expedition Cruise Ship April 3, 2020
    A Venezuelan Navy ship has sunk after colliding with the ice-strengthened hull of an expedition cruise ship earlier this week.  The incident took place March 30, 2020 in international waters off the island of La Tortuga.  Both sides are now blaming each other for the accident.  Columbia Cruise Services says its expedition vessel RCGS Resolute […]
    Mike Schuler
  • U.S. Navy Probe to Decide Future of Fired Commander April 3, 2020
    By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday. Captain Brett Crozier was […]

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  • Forwarders accuse $13/kg freighter airlines of ‘profiteering’ from Covid crisis April 3, 2020
    Airfreight rates for medical supplies have hit more than $13 per kg, causing some forwarders to claim that freighter airlines are “profiteering” from the Covid-19 crisis. But however, many medical supplies are no longer getting through to end-users, following new Chinese regulations. On 31 March, the Chinese government responded to complaints from the EU that […]
    Alex Lennane
  • Carriers cancel low-sulphur surcharges as fuel prices drop – along with demand April 3, 2020
    Container spot rates from Asia to Europe remained stable this week and, having withdrawn around a third of headhaul capacity for April, carriers will hope they have done enough to match the collapse in demand. This week’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) component for North Europe ticked down by 1.8% to $750 per teu, which […]
    Mike Wackett
  • UK hauliers get together to offer storage for uncollected imports to save D&D April 3, 2020
    As the coronavirus pandemic and social lockdowns continue to hobble global supply chains, fears are mounting among forwarders and shippers that they could face escalating terminal storage and demurrage and detention (D&D) fees. Their fears have grown more acute recently as goods ordered from Chinese exporters prior to the outbreak but couldn’t be loaded onto […]
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  • Qatar Airways expands freighter network to Australia April 3, 2020
    As the COVID-19 pandemic cripples global bellyhold capacity, Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its network by adding freight-only passenger aircraft to India and the Middle East, and launching full freighter services to Australia. Effective April 1, Qatar Airways is flying 777-300ERs without passengers to Bengaluru (BLR) three times a week, Chennai (MAA) four times a […]
    Jeff Lee
  • Consultant Insight: Will airfreight demand continue through the end of the year? April 3, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down existing manufacturing and retail businesses and putting many in jeopardy of financial failure. However, others are emphasizing new platforms, technologies and e-commerce as a means to stay in business. The desperate need for medical supplies and equipment to fight the coronavirus has some manufacturers switching from producing automobiles, clothing […]
    Cathy Roberson
  • EASA updates guidance for passenger-as-freighter aircraft ops April 3, 2020
    With more than 130 passenger aircraft currently operating as freighters across at least 40 airlines, according to this week’s analysis from our sister publication Cargo Facts, aviation regulators are working to clarify regulatory concerns around the operations. To that end, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), responsible for civil aviation safety throughout the European Union, […]
    Caryn Livingston

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  • DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans February 17, 2020
    DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans james.pozzi@av… Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:45 A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list. The Defense Department is […]
  • New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020) February 7, 2020
    New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020) bridget.horan@… Fri, 02/07/2020 - 09:00 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and […]
  • Upcoming Events January 25, 2020
    Upcoming Events amy.hardcastle… Sat, 01/25/2020 - 01:36 To list an event, send information in calendar format to Donna Thomas at For a complete list of Aviation Week Network’s upcoming events, and to register, visit (Bold type indicates new calendar listing.) Jan. 27-30—Helicopter Association International Expo (HAI HELI-EXPO) Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, […]