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26.03.2020

Coronavirus mitigation sparks truck rate spikes in ‘high-risk’ areas

One-third of the shipments Odyssey Logistics tracks through its new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dashboard are originating in “high-risk” zones. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Trucking rates are […]
26.03.2020

US trucking market splits as demand for essentials grows

Truckers are shifting capacity to essential freight as traditional business begins to dry up. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Reaction to the spreading coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic […]
26.03.2020

Containers pile up at Indian docks amid COVID-19 lockdown

JNPT is also facing pressure from dockworker unions to temporarily close terminal operations over concerns about potential virus transmission to the labor community. Photo credit: PSA […]
26.03.2020

CEVA Logistics declares force majeure, citing COVID-19 impact

Forwarders are struggling to fulfill their cargo obligations with such widespread capacity cuts and supply chain disruptions, and several have invoked force majeure. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
26.03.2020

COVID-19 to accelerate digitalization, automation of container shipping

Some shipping and logistics companies are even “pushing” accelerated usage of their online tools in an effort to prioritize their scarce resources. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The […]
26.03.2020

Shippers, docker unions slam EU carrier exemption from competition law

Customers of carriers and those providing services to shipping lines have strongly criticized the renewal of the block exemption regulation. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The European Commission […]
25.03.2020

NY-NJ prepares for potential cargo backlog

The Port of New York and New Jersey wants to ensure that marine terminals don’t get clogged with containers if area warehouses become full. Photo credit: […]
25.03.2020

US truck shippers capitalizing on HOS relief

Shippers need to prepare for drivers traveling longer and farther to deliver goods. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As truck drivers rush to deliver essential goods during the […]
25.03.2020

Coronavirus capacity cuts spur expedited, priority ocean offerings

ECU Worldwide has launched an expedited LCL service on Matson’s weekly China-Long Beach Express run from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Container lines and […]
25.03.2020

Annual China port volume to fall for second time since 1970: Alphaliner

Declining container volume in China reflects the impact of shutting down their economy for much of February, but the full-year volume is also likely to decline […]