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02.04.2020

Chittagong importers urge fee waivers amid COVID-19 shutdown

The Chittagong Port Authority is urging importers to take delivery of containers by any means in order to maintain some flow in the port yard. Photo […]
02.04.2020

US port congestion threat demands united industry response

Keeping the containerized supply chain flowing amid this environment of hyperchange, reflected by stop-and-go and then stop again US import flows, will take industry cooperation. Photo […]
02.04.2020

Truckers tighten belts as shutdowns spread

Trucking companies increasingly worry about cash reserves and liquidity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US trucking companies are bracing for a slowdown even as insatiable demand for essential […]
02.04.2020

Demurrage fears rise as China boxes arrive in locked-down regions

A wave of containers are about to hit terminals in Europe and the US at a time when all retail stores are closed and there is […]
01.04.2020

Alameda Corridor to make 2020 debt payments despite downgrade: interim CEO

Fitch Ratings sees overall cargo volume declines of 20 to 30 percent in the first half of the year for North American ports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
01.04.2020

Savannah extends truck closures to all Saturdays in April

The Garden City Terminal in Savannah will be closed to truck traffic for the next four Saturdays because many retailers and factories are closed to slow […]
01.04.2020

Review clears way for major Vancouver terminal as competing plan persists

When exactly the capacity crunch hits Vancouver depends on cargo volume growth in the coming years and whether medium-sized expansion projects on the Canadian West Coast […]
01.04.2020

Heavy transport sector moves big cargo despite market turmoil

While the oil price crash is freezing the spot market for heavy-lift semi-submersibles, Cosco Shipping Heavy Transport continues to transport infrastructure cargo such as this bridge […]
01.04.2020

Mexican Pacific Coast imports slump 15-25 percent in March

Import cargo volumes through ports on Mexico’s Pacific Coast could remain low for months due to factors including the coronavirus and the temporary closing of auto […]
01.04.2020

Blanked April sailings soar as carriers prep for sharp demand drop

A significant number of sailings on the main east-west trades will be cut by the carriers through the second quarter as demand from locked down economies […]