Mexicana Plans Return to Service February 14

Mexicana de Aviacion’s revival plan now expects to return the carrier to revenue service Feb. 14 with a fleet of six operational Airbus A320s and one spare. The much-delayed return of Mexicana took its first solid step forward last week when the airline operated two maintenance certification flights. The revival continued this week with the completion Jan. 25 of a third maintenance flight and the recertification of Mexico City International Airport as the carrier’s hub airport, and will include the certification of Guadalajara Jan. 26 and the first recertification flight Jan. 28.
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:37pm - by Jose

Port Metro Vancouver Delivers Record Breaking 2010

Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2010 year-end results. In a busy year for Canada's Pacific Gateway, Port Metro Vancouver achieved record-breaking volumes in key sectors and a total tonnage increase of 16 per cent, delivering 118.4 million tonnes overall on the year. The 2010 year-end report shows that container traffic set an all time record in total containers handled. Overall export volumes were further strengthened by record setting coal and grain volumes.
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:32pm - by Jose

Hamburg Sud Dropping Philadelphia Chassis Service

Hamburg Sud North America, joining the push by ocean carrier to narrow equipment services, said earlier this week it will stop providing chassis to shippers moving containers with merchant's haulage through Philadelphia-area terminals as of Feb. 1 reports the Journal of Commerce. The carrier said after that date shippers, their agents or consignees will need to procure equipment directly from the Metro Chassis Pool or other chassis providers of their own choosing. The move is part of an industry wide trend by ocean carriers to stop providing chassis at smaller U.S.
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:03pm - by Jose

Rhine River Accident Traps 300 Ships

More than 300 barges are still trapped on the River Rhine in Germany more than two weeks after a ship carrying 2,400 tons of sulfuric acid capsized in a narrow sharp bend in Europe's busiest inland waterway. The river has been closed to shipping from Mainz to Koblenz, disrupting container and bulk cargo traffic between Europe's largest ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp, and the German and Swiss hinterland.
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:02pm - by Jose

CP Mainline Outage and Update on Rail Operationsv

The conditions in CP’s west Corridor between Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC have improved as normal seasonal weather returns and roads are open. CP is returning to normal winter operations with delays on some shipments expected through to the end of the weekend. CP continues to make progress in clearing staged traffic in the U.S. Midwest with the improved weather. Shipment delays will persist over the next few days in the Portal, ND to St. Paul, MN corridor.
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:01pm - by Jose