Unitrans Global Logistics Newsletter | Edition 80 | December 20, 2017
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In Edition 80:
> Brazil Customs Strike Continues
> Cathay Pacific Expecting Strong Q1
> Delta Cargo Embargo Lifted at ATL
> Happy Holidays

Links of the Week

United Airlines To Fly Mainland-Tahiti

Unprecedented Volumes Force Lufthansa Cargo to add Additional Seasonal Flights

Delta Cargo adds Dusseldorf to European CEIV Network

Unitrans Newsroom

Unitrans will be closed:
Monday, December 25th,
Monday, January 1st

Offices will be open for normal business hours during the remaining weekdays. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Unitrans International account manager.

Brazil Customs Strike Continues

Brazilian customs worker's strike has entered into its eighth week due to wages and governmental changes to retirement age and other benefits. Shipper and carriers are experiencing delays of up to 8 days in Brazil due to the boycotting. The greatest impact is at the ports and for truck drivers at the Argentina and Uruguay borders, according to local media reports. Booked containers are missing their sailings causing accumulation of detention and demurrage fees, and ships are leaving ports without all of their scheduled loads resulting in loss of revenue.

Union leaders that represent Customs office workers say they will continue to strike until the government grants them a higher wage, as well as drops a plan to raise the retirement agent and cut other benefits. If you have any questions, please contact your local Unitrans Service representative

Cathay Pacific Expecting Strong Q1

Cathay Pacific Cargo is expecting a strong start to 2018 due to demands remaining strong for the first quarter. Shippers are already looking to secure space and expect rates to rise. The airline's latest cargo statistics show that demand over the first 11 months of the year has increased by 11% year on year to 1.9bn kgs. Its cargo load factor for the month stood at 71.6% compared with 68.1% last year.

Delta Cargo Embargo Lifted at ATL

Delta Cargo has updated the embargoes for Atlanta as follows:

Affected Area(s): Origin / Destination / Transfer ‐ Atlanta (ATL).
International Embargo: The international embargo has been lifted effective immediately.
Domestic Embargo:            
DASH:  Sunday, December 17 from 6:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, December 19.
 All other Products:  December 17 from 6:00 p.m. through 12Noon ET Tuesday, December 19

While teams work to reroute impacted shipments, Delta Cargo will continue to monitor this event and provide the most up‐to‐date information on deltacargo.com.  

Happy Holidays

Unitrans International wishes you peace, prosperity, health, and great happiness this joyous holiday season!

Please be careful with your freight arrangements. The Pharma Cargo Security Coalition PCSC warns that holiday breaks traditionally have the most cargo thefts and to confirm that shipment dates coincide with your clients' open hours. Please read the PCSC's security alert or ask Unitrans for further advice.

International Holiday Calendar

*Holidays do not necessarily indicate close of business*

 


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