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29Sep 22
Aperture and Focus- Sept 29

Aperture & Focus: September 29, 2022

Global Aperture   The US Federal Reserve announced a 0.75% key interest rate hike on September 21 to offset economic inflation—its fifth increase in 2022. Following the announcement, banks associated with the Gulf Cooperation Council (central banks of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…

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23Sep 22
Aperture and Focus- Sept 23 a

Aperture & Focus September 23, 2022

Global Aperture Cargo airlines and trade analysts drop hints that fall-winter air demand may drop, attributed to recent earning reports from major transport operators and the oft-reported cargo disruptions and volatile fuel markets. But some global airlines remain optimistic, citing year-over-year recovering…

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18Sep 22
Aperture and Focus- Sept 16

Aperture and Focus – September 16, 2022

Global Aperture Labor action across the globe moves supply chains to high alert with rail disputes in the US, work stoppages in UK ports, and air traffic control strikes in France. While some carriers are optimistic that intra-Asia trade will avoid slumping in…

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09Sep 22
Aperture and Focus- Sept 8

Aperture and Focus -September 9, 2022

Global Aperture New shipping data dismays industry analysts around the world in time for the convergence of peak seasons: hurricanes, crop harvests, monsoons, wildfires, and of course—consumer spending. Global air volume data provided by CLIVE show a slowed decline in year-over-year cargo handled through August along…

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02Sep 22
Aperture and Focus- Sept 2

Aperture and Focus -September 2, 2022

Global Aperture With the world’s grain supply still mired in uncertainty due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, demand for Canadian grain is “skyrocketing”, and producers are on track to harvest their third largest crop on record. However, experts are concerned…

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19Aug 22
Aperture & Focus August 19th

Aperture and Focus: August 19, 2022

Global Aperture Record-breaking heatwaves and ongoing droughts throughout the northern hemisphere have reduced more than just water levels—several industry, academic, and government officials have described slowdowns in the flow of goods and manufacturing operations around the world. The unusual summer conditions…

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12Aug 22
Aperture & Focus August 12th

Aperture & Focus: August 12, 2022

Global Aperture The world is long-overdue for some good news. The United Nations expects a big uptick in Ukraine grain exports through the Black Sea after four more vessels were cleared to load 370,000 metric tonnes at the ports of Odessa, Chernomorsk, and…

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08Aug 22
Aperture & Focus August 5th

Aperture & Focus: August 5th, 2022

Global Aperture In the latest move to enforce the recently enacted Ocean Shipping Reform Act, the Federal Maritime Commission launched the new Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance (BEIC) to drastically increase oversight of non-US carriers and ports. US officials of the…

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29Jul 22
Aperture & Focus - July 29, 2022

Aperture & Focus: July 29, 2022

Global Aperture Slack season for the global air cargo market translates to relative cargo stability in the form of nominal declines in cargo throughput, according to recent data reports by WorldACD analysts. A new industry watchdog reports that without efficiency modifications, more…

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23Jul 22

Aperture & Focus: July 21 2022

Global Aperture Sea freight congestion gets stubborn as ongoing labor action at major trade hubs adds to the already-significant bottlenecks, but shipper demand is also plummeting, according to global trade analysts. New marine cargo studies find the glut of container…

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13Jul 22
Aperture & Focus July 8th

Aperture & Focus: July 8th, 2022

Global Aperture Tensions rise and demand slides. Europe finds itself in a whirlwind of transport union strikes, bringing multimodal congestion throughout the Schengen region. Meanwhile, Asia-Pacific receives a windfall of air services, restoring intra-Asia and Asia-Europe connectivity despite softer cargo…

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08Jul 22
Holiday Cargo Rush

Market Update: July 8th, 2022

Latest News CP joins United Nations Global Compact. Canadian Pacific is the first freight rail company in North America to participate in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of socially…

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21Jun 22
CN Train Crossing

Weekly Market Update: June 21, 2022

Latest News Strike at CN as rail labour negotiations remain stalled in the US. About 750 signals and communications workers at Canadian National Rail (CN) went on strike on Saturday, after the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and CN management…

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09Jun 22
Aperture & Focus-June 9

Aperture & Focus: June 9, 2022

Global Aperture EU’s Parliament voted on June 9 to expand existing requirements for airlines to buy GHG credits—the amendment would require such credits be purchased for flights beyond member nations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has decried the move,…

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20May 22
GCL DeltaPort Container

Weekly Market Update: May 19th

Latest News Manufacturers call for help with supply chain disruptions. Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is calling on the federal government to provide temporary financial relief to companies impacted by supply chain disruptions, and work to resolve Buy America and…

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12May 22
Aperture & Focus May 11th

Global and Regional Update- May 11th

Global Aperture New air cargo data suggest global demand in April fell 8% year-over-year, attributed to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, recent Covid-19 lockdowns in China, enduring labor shortages, and a growing deficit in consumer demand. The US joins Canada and…

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27Apr 22
Airport-Air Canada Plane Landing

Weekly Update: April 27, 2022

Latest News Crisis or hiccup? Assessing the logistics impact of China lockdowns. Some experts predict ending quarantine restrictions will open cargo floodgates as airfreight feels immediate crunch. A mixed bag of circumstances and time horizons are creating diverging narratives about…

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