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Singapore revises crew change rules, opens facilitation center

Singapore revises crew change rules, opens facilitation center

Sep. 7 | MPA establishes a crew facilitation center, a self-contained facility with an onsite medical center, testing and holding facilities for sign-on crew. From September 1, Singapore is implementing revised crew change requirements and setting up a crew facilitation...

Airports to see 5.6B passenger decline in 2020: ACI

Airports to see 5.6B passenger decline in 2020: ACI

Sep. 7 | The airport industry is anticipating a 59.6% reduction in passenger volume in 2020 against the pre-COVID-19 forecast for this year and a 58.4% reduction in passengers as compared to 2019. This equates to a reduction in passengers of 5.6 billion for the...

CMA CGM net income jumps to $136M in Q2

CMA CGM net income jumps to $136M in Q2

Sep. 6 | CMA CGM improved its profitability in the second quarter of 2020 despite lower volumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it adapted fleet capacity to demand to increase freight rates. It is forecasting even better financial results in the third quarter. The...

July air cargo demand stable but capacity gap remains—IATA

July air cargo demand stable but capacity gap remains—IATA

Sep. 2 | Global air freight traffic in July remained stable but below 2019 levels as severe lack of capacity weighed on airlines’ ability to meet demand, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data. While there is some month-to-month improvement,...

Maersk to scrap Damco, Safmarine brands in overhaul

Maersk to scrap Damco, Safmarine brands in overhaul

Sep. 2 | A.P. Moller-Maersk has announced strategic changes to its organization as it moves to further integrate its container transport and logistics operations to “further improve customer experience and end-to-end service delivery.” In a statement on September...

Reefer shipping to fare better than dry cargo against COVID 19: Drewry  

Reefer shipping to fare better than dry cargo against COVID 19: Drewry  

Aug. 31 | The reefer trade is set to grow faster than dry cargo in the next few years, but container shortages will remain a challenge, according to Drewry’s latest forecast. Seaborne perishable cargo saw growth slow down in 2019 but is forecast to better weather...

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

Aug. 31 | The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has called on governments to reexamine existing border closures and restrictions, saying these measures have “completely suppressed” international travel demand since April 2020 to the detriment of the...

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Aug. 30 | Airports around the world reported an improvement in air freight performance in June with year-over-year volumes declining -11.4% compared to -17.9% in May, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. In the first six months of 2020, air...

Scoot modifies passenger aircraft to double cargo capacity

Scoot modifies passenger aircraft to double cargo capacity

Aug. 26 | The modified A320ceo aircraft with seats removed to accommodate more cargo Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, has expanded its cargo-carrying capacity amid a decline in bellyhold space for cargo by modifying one of its aircraft to...

Singapore eases restrictions for Brunei, NZ travelers

Singapore eases restrictions for Brunei, NZ travelers

Aug. 24 | Singapore’s Changi Airport The Singapore government announced it is allowing travelers from Brunei and New Zealand to visit starting next month as the city-state takes a “small, cautious step” to restart air travel. The republic closed...