Air Transport: Cuban cargo decisions

Earlier this year, FedEx outlined the importance of air cargo routes between the United States and Cuba in submitted documents to the U.S. Department of Transportation. As part of America’s expanding relationship with Cuba, DOT recently asked for carriers to propose flights in and out of cities on the island nation. When a final list of approved domestic carriers was released, it became obvious that FedEx’s pleas fell on deaf ears. In early July, DOT proposed that Delta, American and United receive the all-clear to start flights into Havana later this year. Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier and Spirit Airlines also received tentative approval to begin routing to the island nation. In all, 12 airlines submitted applications for 60 daily flights to Havana. DOT has only made 20 spots available each day.

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Can London’s mayor break the airport expansion logjam?

London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, who took office in May, has dropped his predecessor’s objections and approved the expansion of London City Airport. The airport has been granted planning permission for its $451.3 million expansion, allowing it to increase passenger traffic from 4.3 million to 6.5 million by 2025. While this project does not involve cargo, it could have an effect on the years-long, deadlocked debate about whether to expand cargo and passenger capacity at either London Heathrow or Gatwick airports – both much larger airfreight hubs in the U.K. market.

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Panama Canal spat continues

The Panama Canal Authority has disputed widespread reports that three ships have run into difficulties while transiting the expanded waterway within the first month of opening.

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The Post-Brexit Blues

Although world stock markets have recovered, the British Pound has not, and trades at 30-31 year lows. The respected Theresa May is now Prime Minister, however her citing past takeovers of various pharma, and Cadbury (by US’s Kraft), by foreign buyers she would have blocked is worrying. Economically, the medium – long term economic outlooks are pessimistic.

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Safeguarding Africa’s seaports to safeguard its economies

Seaports play a crucial role in all economies reliant on export and import, especially in African states where maritime transport is the primary form of access to the international market. Despite their strategic importance, many African ports are easily accessible to criminals and susceptible to various threats. Africa’s ports are the most likely points for stowaways to embark; and – after ports in Southeast Asia – are the most prone to piracy and armed robbery. Africa’s ports also remain key points in drug trafficking and theft of goods.

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UK airport gains expansion approval, but it’s not Gatwick or Heathrow

A London airport has finally been given government approval for expansion, but the airport in question is London City and not Gatwick or Heathrow that have been battling to expand. The government today announced the go-ahead for a £344m expansion at London City Airport that includes a new terminal, new aircraft taxiway and parking spaces for aircraft. The development will also allow the airport to handle larger aircraft.

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Are millennials increasing risk for your business?

Much is said of trucking's workforce struggles not only in hiring and holding onto good workers but bringing on young ones, with the median ages of truck transportation and bus service workers about five and nine years higher, respectively, than the current median worker's age of 42 across all industries. Even as you're trying to attract Millennials and younger professionals, could these workers be increasing security risks for your business? The Society for Human Resource Management has been raising this point recently in examining worker tendencies. The concept makes rational sense: young professionals have grown up with smartphones and other Internet-connected devices in their hands and apps running more and more things in their lives, from email to “wallet” finances/payment management to shopping and travel.

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Best Short Distance Movers: Short Distance Moving Tips

There are so many things to take into account when moving from one home to another that residential moves often turn out to be overwhelming for the people involved. Impeccable organization will give you a much greater chance of success as it is considered to be the backbone of smooth relocation – simply take care of the tasks inside your personal moving calendar and it should be a good move altogether. Or at least that’s how it is supposed to be unless the move distance ends up being a much more important factor than you initially thought.

The move distance!

This external factor alone will determine not only how you prepare for the upcoming relocation, but also what type of help you will need to pull it off. In theory, the shorter the distance is to your new home, the easier and cheaper it will be to do the short distance move, and vice versa. In practice, however, things are not that black and white and you need to understand better the short distance moving options you have before ..

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Hybrid shunting locomotive launched at Port of Hamburg

Metrans has begun operating its first new hybrid shunting locomotives at the Port of Hamburg. The Prima H3 units produce 50 per cent less C02 compared to older shunting units, says Metrans. The quantity of harmful gases, like nitrogen dioxide, will be reduced by up to 70 per cent.

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