LA/Long Beach Port Officials Appeal For Vaccine Distribution In Face Of Severe Labor Shortages

LA/Long Beach Port Officials Appeal For Vaccine Distribution In Face Of Severe Labor Shortages

As COVID-19 rapidly surges throughout the state of California, dockworkers have been heavily infected with reports of approximately 700 workers contracted with the virus and hundreds more taking related leave at the LA/Long Beach Ports. Port executives and union leaders have grave concerns over the potential for the ports to shut down as they face…

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System Overload Continues…

System Overload Continues…

The cargo surge that began in June of 2020 and continued through year-end, has showed no signs of slowing down in 2021 with projected 20 to 30 percent year-over-year increases in cargo demand.  Shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) that moved in addition to typical holiday cargo volume, resulted in a 2020 peak season the…

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USTR Extends Exclusions on COVID-19 Treatment Products, Adds Additional Goods

USTR Extends Exclusions on COVID-19 Treatment Products, Adds Additional Goods

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) plans to extend exclusions on goods that are used to treat COVID-19 from the Section 301 tariffs on goods from China. The product exclusion extensions announced in the notice will extend exclusions through March 31, 2021. In consideration of the ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19, and the rising…

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Winter Storm Travel Restrictions/Closures

Winter Storm Travel Restrictions/Closures

There is a strong snowstorm that is likely to impact the northeastern supply chain, as heavy snowfall and 40mph wind gusts are expected from Wednesday, 12/16 evening, into Thursday, 12/17. This will likely affect supply chain networks on both the ground and in the air, as there will be travel restrictions and closures. New York,…

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