Heathrow Unveils £180m Plan To Double Cargo Volumes

The UK’s biggest air freight gateway Heathrow Airport Tuesday announced plans to “revolutionize” its cargo facilities and processes in a £180 million investment plan over 15 years that aims to double its cargo volumes. The long-awaited announcement appears to represent the first serious attempt in more than a decade to...

Customs Strike in Brazil Ongoing

Brazil’s National Union for Customs Officers (Sindisfisco) have been striking since August 19, 2015. The strike is on-going and expected to continue until further notice. Currently only essential customs activities are being performed and all ports are being impacted. Shipments are still being cleared at airports, but significant delays are...

Heavy Fog Delayed Flights Across Europe

Heavy fog caused disruptions across Western Europe, with low visibility leading to significant flight delays on Monday. There were delays at airports in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Brussels, where visibility reportedly dropped to just 100m. The situation was worsened at Dusseldorf Airport by the discovery overnight of an...

Lengthy Panama Canal Transit Delays

The Panama Canal is suffering one its periodic congestion periods with more than 128 vessels waiting last week for transit with delays for non-pre-booked vessels of 5-7 days. The Panama Canal Authority blamed several days of fog last week which slowed transit times. Standard pre-booking slots which come with an...