Shippers Should Expect Delays Due to Panama Canal Water Levels

Extremely low water levels in the Panama Canal have led to the imposition of a draft restriction on the waterway due to safety considerations. Presently, there is no expiration date for the restriction, but it will be eliminated once water

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Seagirt Re-opens Following Brief Labor Dispute

We have been informed that the Seagirt gate at the Port of Baltimore re-opened at 2:15 PM today, January 24th, after a brief closure earlier as a result of an ongoing labor dispute. Seagirt has advised that they will be

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Union Pacific Rail Congestion and Backlogs at Many U.S. Ports

We have been informed that Union Pacific (UP) rail ramps at Chicago (UP – Global 4) and Memphis (UP – Marion) are experiencing severe chassis shortages, leading to massive delays for truckers awaiting loads and unexpected costs for importers. This

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California Publishes First Port Drayage Provider Delinquency List

As a follow up to California Senate Bill 1402, which became enforceable as of January 1, 2019, the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement has published the first list of port drayage providers with outstanding, unsatisfied court judgments, tax

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Typhoon Usagi Hits Southeastern Asia

Typhoon Usagi, which is arriving on the heels of devastating Tropical Storm Toraji, brought record breaking rain and flooding to southern Vietnamese cities this weekend and powerfully struck the port cities of Ho Chi Minh and Vung Tau. Transportation services

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Two Powerful Storms Cause Global Supply Chain Disruptions

Typhoon Mangkhut, which just finished ravaging southern China and continues to move inland, and Hurricane Florence, which continues to be a catalyst for major flooding along the southeastern coast of the U.S., have caused major havoc on ground, sea and

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Indian Truckers Back to Work Following 8 Day Strike

Reports from New Delhi have confirmed that the Indian trucker strike officially ended on Friday, July 27th, though inflated pricing and inland capacity woes are expected to plague the nationwide market into late August. The strike commenced on July 20th

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COSCO Shipping U.S. Offices Battling Cyber Attack

Yesterday, July 24th, COSCO’s U.S. offices fell victim to a cyber attack. According to initial reports COSCO’s U.S. network broke down rendering the majority of their electronic communications inoperable, thus hindering COSCO’s ability to communicate with vessels, customers, vendors and

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India Truckers’ Strike Update

As of 6 AM (IST) this morning, the All-India Motor Transport Congress, led by Chairman Bal Malkit Singh, commenced an indefinite strike as a means of protesting rising diesel costs, heightened taxes with decreased exemptions and the current system for tendering

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Tentative ILA-USMX Labor Peace Agreement Reached for East and Gulf Coast Ports

The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance reached a US East and Gulf Coast ports tentative labor agreement Wednesday, June 6th, after 16 long months of negotiations. The tentative deal reached by dockworkers and port operators is

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