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  • Polar Vortex Brings Record Cold to Midwest January 30, 2019 Temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast are forecast to be the coldest in a generation, if not on record. The life-threatening wind chills and frigid temperatures will be affecting transportation throughout much of the region.  Inland intermodal terminals have been experiencing extreme congestion due to the front-loading of imports before the increase in Section 301 tariffs. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach felt the ...
  • Congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach January 21, 2019 Importers shipping through the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port Complex should expect congestion for at least another month. The ports are experiencing equipment shortages, congested marine terminals, long truck turn times, and warehouses that are currently beyond capacity.   The reasons for the extreme congestion at the ports include front-loading of spring shipments ahead of the 25 percent tariff increase on Chinese products, an increase ...
  • Containers Overboard Are You Prepared? January 4, 2019 img{ margin-bottom:25px; } Buyers and sellers experience cargo losses year-round. Because these events have small public impact, they are often found only in trade publications. For example, just this week, the MSC Zoe, one of the largest and most modern container vessels in service, lost approximate 270 containers overboard or damaged during a trans-Atlantic passage. The MSC Zoe was not alone. A fire broke out aboard ...




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