Carriers defend new street turn charges shippers say are 'insane'
Shipping lines have defended what shippers described as “insane” charges for ‘street turns’, claiming customers will ...
Alaska Air Cargo has become the latest carrier to succumb to the all-in pricing trend kick-started by Emirates. The carrier announced that it is to roll two surcharges into its base rate, charging customers only by weight plus a screening fee. The carrier also said it would be automating several business processes this year, speeding up shipment processing.
Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines, along with American, Delta, United, Southwest, JetBlue and Silver Airways, has applied for approval to offer non-stop services to Havana from various US destinations. Most proposals are for numerous flights. But, as ATW writes rather archly, Alaska’s rather modest request for just two flights a day appears to make it “the only US carrier with a concept of Cuba’s still limited and fragile infrastructure”.