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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Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao Causing Closures

The 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is taking place in Qingdao on June 9th-10th . To ensure a successful summit, safety procedures are being put into place well in advance, causing closures and inconveniences to customers and

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No Deal Between Brazilian Government and Truckers, Day 5 of Strike Continues

The Brazilian Government and truckers in Brazil still have not reached an agreement to end the strike, continuing into day 5 of no truck drivers. The Brazilian Association of Trucking, which represents about 700,00 drivers, organized the strike and rejected

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Congestion at Asian Ports Causing Shipping Delays

Congestion at several critical Asian ports is disrupting shipping service, with berthing delays of at least a week as ships are forced to wait at anchor. The ports of Bangkok, Chittagong, Kolkata, and Shanghai are reported to be most affected,

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Strike Notice Given by Two Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Unions

Two unions at the Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP), representing over 3,300 workers, have given 72-hour notice for a strike that would commence on April 21, 2018 at 12:01am EDT. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC)

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