Santos customs strike escalates, spreads nationwide

Receita Federal (customs) officers in the port of Santos are escalating their slowdowns and strikes that began last week as volumes surge ahead of the Christmas holiday. The escalation at Santos comes as the the customs union, Sindifisco, says that 7,000 members nationwide will also join with their colleagues in...

Heavy-haul companies in EU seek common trucking regs

Trucking companies have renewed their campaign to harmonize the hodgepodge of regulations for highway transport of oversize and overweight loads that raise costs for project shipments across the 28-nation European Union. Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region...

Port Houston chassis tight post-Harvey

The abrupt shutdown of supply chains ahead of Hurricane Harvey left many chassis out of position. Motor carriers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) say intermodal chassis supply remains tight as supply chains rush to catch up from Hurricane Harvey’s disruption. Although most chassis in the Houston area escaped damage, widespread...

US Southeast shippers grapple with post-Irma rail delays

Hurricane Irma has passed and intermodal rail service to areas north of Central Florida has largely been restored, but intermodal shippers can still expect delays of up to three days for railed cargo moving through the Southeast. Not only are some routes into Central and South Florida still not online,...

Hurricane Irma: Airports, Seaports and Rail Mostly Returned to Normalcy

Airports, seaports and rail operations in Florida mostly returned to normalcy Wednesday following a devastating strike by Hurricane Irma earlier this week. Flights have resumed at most Florida airports, but the prospect of delays and cancellations remained Wednesday as airlines rebooted their schedules there. As of 3 p.m. ET, more than 1,000...

Airports, ports reopening after Hurricane Irma, but expect delays

At Miami International Airport, flights will also resume gradually on Tuesday. At Tampa International Airport, flights are due to resume on Tuesday morning, though the airport expects only about 30% of its normal schedule. The Orlando airport is expected to resume limited service on Tuesday. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood is expected to...

US Southeast ports to reopen but cargo delays to last days

The US ports that closed ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall are preparing to reopen, but with fuel stores low, many still without power, and roads and rail lines in disrepair, it will be days before shippers see supply chains in Florida and the Southeast totally restored. Already, analysts and transportation...

Hurricane Irma Update regarding Florida Seaports

UPDATE 9/11/17, 12 p.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard has set the following port conditions: Zulu: Port of Key West, Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port of Palm Beach, Port Canaveral, Port Tampa Bay, Port Manatee, Port Tampa Bay, Port St. Pete, Port of Ft. Pierce, JAXPORT, Port of Fernandina, Port of Panama City Yankee: Port...

Irma Wreaks Havoc in the Caribbean and S.E. U.S.

Cargo in Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean is expected to suffer delays following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last week and on the weekend. Ports and airports remain closed, rail services are restricted, and ships are rearranging port calls after many containerships fled west of the Caribbean islands to...

Freight recovery from Irma to last months, spike truck rates

Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and double truckload spot rates, with analysts and transport providers warning it could take up to six months to recover. Transportation providers are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, the Category 3 storm that hit the US Gulf Coast two...