LA-LB port set for another month of congestion

LA port congestion continues “US importers shipping through Los Angeles-Long Beach should expect congested marine terminals, lengthy truck turn times, equipment shortages, and distribution warehouses that are stuffed beyond capacity for at least another month. Since other major gateways, including New York-New Jersey, are also experiencing various degrees of equipment...

Longer US shutdown equates to more cargo pain points

The shutdown is affecting more things than most would expect. “While the partial US government shutdown isn’t disrupting the clearance of cargo, customs brokers are increasingly worried that smaller pinches, ranging from the proper coding of commodities to errors in paperwork, will become frequent and larger if federal workers remain...

Nippon Express expands rail, air services to Europe

Nippon Express plans “free movement of goods” through Eurasia “Logistics giant Nippon Express said its newly launched inter-modal services connecting Japanese ports and airports with Europe via the Eurasian rail network will be expanded to new routes in response to demand from beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). The Tokyo-listed company, one...

Capacity-strapped shippers support US truck driver apprenticeships

Is younger drivers on the road the answer to the driver shortage? “A coalition of trade groups wants Congress to advance a controversial plan that would get younger truck drivers on the road. US shippers and distributors stung by rising truck prices want Congress to pass legislation that would put...

Asia port congestion tests supply chains

Port congestion at some Asian ports is delaying cargo and has forced at least one carrier to launch a feeder service to transship at less-affected ports.   Carriers said Bangkok, Chittagong, Kolkata, and Shanghai are among the worst affected ports, with berthing delays of about a week. While part of...

Transporters End Strike at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Transporters hauling containers to and from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) have called off their strike after local politicians wrested an assurance from the four new transporters selected by the port authority not to proceed with their work until the Supreme Court decides on a petition brought by the striking...

Workers at Major Indian Ports Plan Indefinite Strike

Workers unions plan to go on an indefinite strike at all of the 12 major ports in India on or after May 30 to press their demands. The national co-ordination committee of six federations of major port workers also decided to call for a nation-wide one-day protest strike on May...