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Cathay reports passenger growth, cargo decline for March; HKIA books increases in both

Cathay reports passenger growth, cargo decline for March; HKIA books increases in both

Apr. 22 | Hong Kong sister airlines Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon registered a combined increase in the number of passengers carried and a drop in cargo and mail uplifted in March 2019 year-on-year. On the other hand, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw...

Vietjet eyes 20 new int’l routes this year

Vietjet eyes 20 new int’l routes this year

Apr. 20 | Vietnam-based low-cost airline Vietjet Aviation JS Company announced it will open an additional 20 new international routes in 2019 as part of its three-year plan to expand its international network. The carrier also targets to transport nearly 28 million...

IMO makes available single window system for ship info exchange

IMO makes available single window system for ship info exchange

Apr. 19 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said a generic maritime “single window” software that will perform many different tasks relating to ship reporting and information exchange is now finished and will be made publicly available. The...

Shippers dissatisfied with clarity of surcharges, transit times—survey

Shippers dissatisfied with clarity of surcharges, transit times—survey

Apr. 19 | Clarity of prices and surcharges is what shippers and freight forwarders appear most concerned about, especially in view of IMO 2020, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC). Customer...

Drewry: Uncertainty for container shipping highest in decade

Drewry: Uncertainty for container shipping highest in decade

Apr. 16 | The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty, ranging from the extra cost associated with IMO 2020 and how much carriers will recover from shippers, to the possibility of a trade recession and unknown future engagement...

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

Apr. 15 | World passenger traffic in January 2019 recorded its highest growth since July 2018 but world freight traffic reported negative growth in January this year, its slowest pace in 12 months, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Moreover,...

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

Apr. 15 | Ha Long Bay FastGo, Vietnam’s ride-hailing company, has announced its plan to launch the country’s first helicopter ride-hailing service in Hanoi by the end of this month. FastGo has co-operated with a helicopter firm in Vietnam, which declined...

Electronic information exchange now required for ports, says IMO

Electronic information exchange now required for ports, says IMO

Apr. 12 | The International Maritime Authority (IMO) announced that a mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports is now in effect. The requirement, which came into effect on April 8, 2019,...

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

Apr. 8 | Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to cooperate and put on hold their bickering over the use of airspace, even as they have also implemented the suspension of their overlapping port limits. In a joint statement by their respective transport ministers,...

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Apr. 8 | Global air passenger traffic for February rose 5.3% compared to February 2018, the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association...
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