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28.03.2020

Rally of US agricultural exports to China on shaky ground

The combination of a strengthening dollar and the possible collapse of economies overseas due to COVID-19 could reduce demand for US exports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com US […]
27.03.2020

Pile up of non-essential cargo at US ports raises alarms

The scarcity of space at terminals is leading to concern about diversions in the event that certain ports are temporarily closed. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Even as […]
27.03.2020

Dynamic container pricing gives carriers repositioning edge

There is a disconnect today between price, supply, and demand in the container spot market, says Mizzen Group. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Many discussions on the topic […]
27.03.2020

Project forwarders grapple with COVID-19, oil price crash

Sliding oil prices and the spread of COVID-19 could add up to a double whammy for service providers that specialize in energy-project related cargo. Photo credit: […]
27.03.2020

Border bottlenecks freed up after EC intervenes

Lengthy traffic jams for trucks at internal European Union borders last week have eased with a more coordinated approach being taken to the processing of cargo […]
27.03.2020

Europe faces $11 billion hit from US-China ‘phase one’ deal: study

US tariffs on European Union auto makers are still pending, and while the coronavirus may have put the brakes on the trans-Atlantic trade dispute, the issues […]
26.03.2020

Automaker closures to cut Charleston’s April ro-ro volumes

The Columbus Street terminal in Charleston will have fewer BMW automobiles in April with the automaker suspending production in its Spartanburg plant for two weeks due […]
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 […]