Desperate logistics service providers in Chicago are resorting to a number of new tactics, including bribery and undercover extraction missions, to avoid worsening congestion that is trapping shipments for more than a week at O’Hare International Airport’s cargo terminals, according to industry
Operations at the Chinese container terminal closed two weeks ago after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 are slowly starting to resume. The first ships have been permitted to depart and arrive at the Meishan container terminal in the Ningbo-Zhoushan port complex.
Unprecedented volatility keeps impacting all major trades across all transport modes while local COVID-19 outbreaks continue to affect cargo handling which is putting an extra strain on air, ocean, and rail transportation, according to Scan Global Logistics’ (SGL) latest Market Outlook Advisory.
Multiple logistics companies are reporting that authorities have suspended operations in a major warehouse at Shanghai Pudong International Airport because of a COVID outbreak, putting a halt to most freighter activity at China’s largest cargo airport.
Big apparel and footwear merchants are increasingly trying to switch from ocean to air transport to make up for huge production slowdowns in Vietnam due to COVID and ensure seasonal imports arrive on time for holiday shoppers.
According to several emails alleged to be from ocean carriers, US West Coast congestion surcharges appear to be imminent. From Aug. 19th, 2021 ingate, the charge is expected to be $800/20′, $1000/40′, $1125/40HQ & $1266/45′ container. A further increase is anticipated for Sept. 15th, 2021 ingate, of $2400/20′, $3000/40′, $3375/40HQ & $3798/45′ container. It should […]
As skyrocketing rates squeeze importers and exporters scramble for containers, the push for government intervention is accelerating. What if the U.S.
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Reports have come in from several industry sources indicating that the CBSA officers union has authorized a strike from Aug. 6th. Indications are that 90% of the force is considered essential, suggesting that any impact on cross-border and port operations is likely to be minimal at this point.
The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago.