Major Shipping Disruptions to/from Europe

Major Shipping Disruptions to/from Europe

Shippers that export containers from both Northern Europe and Mediterranean origins heading westward to North America, have faced difficult conditions over the last several months. However, the factors leading to these issues have continued to worsen, and the situation has degraded rapidly. While the Ukrainian Conflict has not helped matters, it is also not completely…

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ILWU Labor Contract for West Coast Ports

ILWU Labor Contract for West Coast Ports

One potential roadblock to port congestion recovery this year is the expiration of the ILWU longshoreman’s labor contract at West Coast ports on July 1. The last contract renewal period in 2014-15 was peppered with work slowdowns that ultimately resulted in a lock-out by employers—ocean terminals—which stopped cargo flow for 10 days and took weeks…

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Ningbo COVID-19 Cases Affect Trucking Services & Warehouse Operations

Ningbo COVID-19 Cases Affect Trucking Services &  Warehouse Operations

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ningbo’s administrative district of Beilun. Three terminals in Ningbo are located near the epidemic site, where authorities have implemented disinfection and quarantine measures. While the port is currently unaffected, delays are expected as trucker capacity and certain shippers face challenges to get containers to the port as…

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PierPass Fee Update

PierPass Fee Update

The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) has announced that in conjunction with direction from the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach and the Biden-Harris Administration, they will be temporarily increasing the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) better known as PierPass. The move comes to provide financial incentives to move containers during off-peak hours. The change…

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