USA: Due to high demand for freight capacity and fewer passengers, American Airlines has resumed all-cargo flights.
Canada: Air Canada announced a $16 million investment in its Toronto Pearson International Airport cargo hub. Funded renovations will focus on cold freight for pharmaceuticals, fresh food, and perishable products.
USA: An estimated 144,000 gallons of oil spilt off the California coast near Huntington Beach. The spill does not appear to be affecting cargo operations at Port of Los Angeles.
Dry bulk shipment rates reached their highest recorded levels since 2009.
Oman: As of October 3, all flights to and from Muscat International Airport (MCT) have been rescheduled due to Cyclone Shaheen.
Kuwait Airways appointed ATC Aviation Services as its cargo general sales and services agent in several regions of Europe, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, and Slovenia. The airline hopes that the relationship will bring enhanced and expanded cargo services to its European business.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Saudi Arabia have partnered on agreements aimed at reducing ocean shipping emissions. The three signed proposals secure funding for “eco-friendly” sailing and shipping processes, environmental awareness campaigns, and litter prevention initiatives.
Japan's Covid-19 state of emergency was fully lifted on October 1. The country also reduced quarantine periods for vaccinated tourists from 2 weeks to 10 days.
On October 1, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that an 18-month ban on Australians travelling abroad will be lifted next month, easing one of the toughest Covid-19 restrictions imposed globally.
In Singapore, the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) for anyone who has recently traveled to Category III and IV countries/regions, including the UK and US, has been reduced to ten days (down from 14 days).
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