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  • Opinion: Bouchard Ordeal Shows Need for MLC, 2006 Ratification by U.S. February 21, 2020
    By Captain William Doherty – The recent tragic chain of events regarding the financial irresponsibility of the owners of one the largest U.S. coastwise petroleum carriers, Bouchard Transportation Co., and in particular its owner Morton Bouchard III, whereby numerous actions have been forced upon regulatory agencies, especially the United States Coast Guard, to bring to […]
  • Global Shipping’s ‘Perfect Storm’ to Pass, Veteran CEO Says February 21, 2020
    By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — The global shipping industry has run into very rough waters in 2020 as the virus crisis that’s engulfed China and roiled commodity markets added to headwinds from a seasonal slowdown and poor weather. One chief executive who oversees a fleet of 55 vessels says there’ll be a comeback. “This is certainly […]
  • Shipping Industry Faces $370 Million Hit from Panama Canal ‘Freshwater’ Charge February 20, 2020
    By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A new “freshwater” charge that came in this month to help the Panama Canal cope with climate change will cost the shipping industry up to $370 million a year, marking another blow for maritime companies already hit by fallout from the coronavirus. The Panama Canal, one of world’s busiest shipping routes, […]

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  • MW: COVID-19 tally: 76,767 cases, 2,247 deaths, 100 new cases in South Korea February 21, 2020
    MARKETWATCH reports: The World Health Organization said Friday that there are 76,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,247 deaths, marking another day in which the number of new cases worldwide has slowed. In early February, the number of new cases reported each day was rising by at least 3,000. There are 1,019 new cases worldwide, […]
  • Impact from coronavirus could cost airlines $30bn this year February 21, 2020
    Asian airlines are expected to see an 8.2% contraction in demand during 2020, according to an IATA analysis on the impact of coronavirus. In fact, IATA said the impact would be 13% lower than 2019, but that with the growth forecast for 2020 was 4.8% – before the virus hit. That translates into a $27.8bn […]
    Alex Lennane
  • Spot rates hold fairly steady as carriers get ready to surcharge February 21, 2020
    Container spot rates from China fell slightly this week, as carriers decided it was futile to discount cargo that is currently unavailable. Moreover, container lines are receiving numerous booking enquiries for the end of March onwards and are understood to be considering a peak season surcharge (PSS) from 1 April. The North Europe component of […]
    Mike Wackett

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  • U.S. DOT advances Puerto Rico’s transshipment hub bid February 20, 2020
    The United States Department of Transportation on Feb. 19 issued a first notice in favor of granting Puerto Rico a waiver for expanded cargo and passenger flexibility at its international airports to promote their use as international hubs for air cargo. If approved, the waiver would be in effect for two years, allowing foreign air […]
    Chelsea Toczauer
  • Atlas reports strong shipper interest from China into 2Q February 20, 2020
    As manufacturing begins to ramp up again in China after the extended Lunar New Year holiday, shippers and forwarders are looking to airfreight as a stable mode of transportation into March, April and May, Atlas Air Worldwide President and CEO John Dietrich said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call today. With little belly space available […]
    Caryn Livingston
  • Digital bookings on the rise, but are sales stuck in analog? February 20, 2020
    Digitalization of the cargo sales and booking process was a popular discussion topic at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA earlier this month in Frankfurt. While interfacing with online booking platforms like and Freightos’ WebCargo is a practice gaining traction among carriers, human sales agents are still central to the process. “We have a high […]
    Charles Kauffman

RSS Aviation Week Network

  • 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, […]

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  • Pipeline Protests Cripple Canadian Railways February 14, 2020
    Protests against a natural gas pipeline are crippling Canada’s railways — key economic arteries in the sprawling, trade-dependent nation — and prompting cries of “insanity” and “ecoterrorism” from business leaders.
  • Packaging and Co-Packing: Value-Added Services Help Retailers Compete in a World of Amazon February 14, 2020
    Importers and domestic manufacturers who sell goods to retailers face an increasingly complex landscape of consumer demands and brand positioning, as the balance between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar sales continues to shift. In the battle to make their product more attractive to consumers, packaging is a crucial element. Many turn to third-party packaging and co-packing service […]
  • Crowdsourced Delivery Is Here to Stay February 12, 2020
    Analyst Insight: Despite questions surrounding crowdsourced delivery, it continues to grow as customers demand faster service. Whether they choose to offer it as an additional delivery option or the only choice, shippers will need to consider its costs, as well as decide how it fits strategically with the rest of the business.

RSS Supply Chain Visibility

  • Panasonic - Technology Helps Boost Transparency in Food Distribution February 21, 2020
    Foodborne illnesses can spread quickly. A recent example is that of a batch of listeria-contaminated eggs causing one death and seven reported infections across five states. In many ways, the world of food supply chains is encapsulated in this tragedy. The contamination occurred in a single facility in Gainesville, Georgia, but resulted in products from […]
  • The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning February 20, 2020
    If you're stuck in a siloed planning environment, where you (im)patiently wait for the next monthly planning meeting to roll around, your best laid supply chain plans will likely be out of date before they see the light of day. There is a better way to manage your supply chain. A stress-free way to make […]
  • Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning: The Case for Concurrency February 20, 2020
    The nature of managing a business on a global scale is undergoing fundamental change, driven by the expectations of the consumer, and it’s up to the world’s supply chains to keep up. The slow, siloed, sequential planning techniques of the past are no match for today’s fast-paced reality. That’s why it’s time to rethink supply chain […]