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  • Operations at the Port of Ningbo Suspended August 11, 2021
    On Wednesday, August 11th, Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal Corp, has suspended all inbound and lift-off services beginning at 3:30am local time due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Twenty-eight container vessels are queuing outside Ningbo Zhoushan port. Jiand Yipeng, deputy general manager of Ningbo Zhuoshan Port said, “Meidong firm immediately stopped all operations and shut down the port area after the COVID-19 test of the staff showed positive.” Ningbo ...
  • Canada Border Officers Vote to Strike Beginning August 6 July 31, 2021
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and its Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) stated that more than 8,500 unionized staff with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have given their union an overwhelming strike mandate, questioning the federal government’s plans for a smooth reopening of the Canada-U.S. border this summer. CBSA employees could potentially begin strike action as soon as August 6, 2021. The employees ...
  • North America Shipping Update July 31, 2021
    Shipping Overview Tight rail capacity in the Los Angeles-Inland Empire area coinciding with a massive wave of U.S. imports is driving up spot truckload rates. We do not expect to see any relief for truckload rates until we see a reduction in congestion on the rail roads. Port volumes are expected to be strong through the rest of 2021. The global supply chain bottle necks have been ...