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26.03.2020

US longshore union hiring halls adjust to COVID-19 reality

Unions are adapting to social distancing rules so that ports remain in operation while longshore workers take precautions to protect them from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). […]
26.03.2020

CBP reverses course on granting import duty extensions

An importer either must pay duties owed to CBP within 10 days of cargo being released or duties, taxes, and fees can be collectively paid via […]
26.03.2020

Canada freight operators seek clarity on ‘essential’ services

A patchwork of definitions of what Canadian import receiving operations are considered providers of «essential service» is causing confusion. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Canadian freight transportation providers […]
26.03.2020

Ro-ro operators tighten belts as new demand melts away

Siem Car Carriers has taken delivery of the 7,500-CEU deep-sea car carrier Siem Confucius even as uncertainty grows over cargo volumes. Photo credit: Siem Car Carriers. […]
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 […]