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Dry Bulk: Heavy Rains Disrupt Shipping in Southeast Brazil

Jan 11, 2022

Heavy rainfall in southeastern Brazil has prompted miners including Vale SA to suspend some operations, they said on Monday, after downpours caused deadly floods in the northeast and threatened to delay harvests in the midwest.Rainfall is expected…

The Latest Supply Chain Snafu: Shortage of McDonalds French Fries in Japan

Jan 07, 2022

While the supply chain mess has left consumer globally wanting for everthing from cars to treadmills, the latest hit is arguably the worst: a shortage of McDonalds french fries in Japan's roughly 2900 branches!Japanese customers will have to…

Global Supply Pressures May Be Nearing Peak

Jan 05, 2022

The historically high pressures on global supply chain networks that have contributed to shortages of key goods and materials and a surge in inflation may have peaked, according to a new index released by the New York Federal Reserve on Tuesday…

2022 & Beyond: Will the Container Carrier Debacle Ever End?

Dec 30, 2021

When the global supply chain runs smoothly, it’s like a well-choreographed dance. Everything comes together elegantly and effortlessly. But when someone misses a step, the show can quickly turn into a disaster. And that’s what’s currently unfolding before our eyes…

Christmas Supply Chain Crisis Averted, Biden Says

Dec 22, 2021

President Joe Biden said U.S. actions to eliminate supply-chain snarls have staved off a pre-Christmas crisis, ahead of a meeting with U.S. officials and private-sector companies, including FedEx, on Wednesday.Biden created a task force in June…

SeaTac Marine Welcomes First International Lumber Shipment

Dec 21, 2021

SeaTac Marine Services announced it has welcomed its first shipment of international lumber and wood products as a result of their recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection FIRMS code approval.Nearly 1,600 short ton of wood products were offloaded…

LA, Long Beach Container Dwell Fee on Pause Until December 20

Dec 13, 2021

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach announced Monday that consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” would be held off another week, until December 20.Since the fee was announced on October 25, the twin ports have seen a combined decline of 47% in aging cargo on the docks…

US Retail Imports Grow at Record Pace Despite Pandemic

Dec 10, 2021

Imports at the United States’ major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global…

Stena Line to Open New Daily Route to Finland

Dec 07, 2021

Stena Line plans to enter the Finnish market with a new daily route from Hanko in Finland to Swedish Nynäshamn, a step in the carrier's ambition to strengthen its position in the Baltic Sea. Starting with one ferry in February, the new route…

Insurance Insights: WTW Launches Forum to Mitigate Growing Port, Terminal Risk

Dec 06, 2021

Ports and terminal operators are entering a new era where the operational threats they face – both old and new – will make a return to ‘business as usual’ increasingly unlikely, even once the pandemic finally subsides.Transition to new technologies and digitally enabled systems…

China Forms New State-owned China Logistics Group

Dec 06, 2021

China formally established a new state-owned logistics group on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday, to strengthen domestic and global supply chains amid widespread disruptions caused by the pandemic.China Logistics Group aimed…

Walmart CEO Says Supply Chain Bottlenecks Easing

Nov 29, 2021

Walmart Inc Chief Executive Doug McMillon on Monday hailed the Biden administration's efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks as the holiday season gets underway, noting the decision to extend port hours was having a positive impact on the flow of goods…

Biden to Meet With CEOs on Supply Chain Amid New COVID Threat

Nov 29, 2021

President Joe Biden planned to meet with chief executives of major retailers and other companies on Monday to discuss how to move goods to shelves as the U.S. holiday shopping season begins in the shadow of the Omicron coronavirus variant.Biden…

White House Lauds Easing of Supply Chain Clogs, Cites Shipping Competition Concerns

Nov 18, 2021

The White House on Wednesday lauded improvements in clogged U.S. supply chains, with more goods moving than ever before, but said more work was needed to ensure fair competition in a global shipping sector dominated by three alliances of ocean carriers…

Plaquemines Port and APM Terminals Ink Operating Agreement

Nov 18, 2021

Plaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD) and APM Terminals have announced a Letter of Intent whereby APM Terminals will become the operator of the newly planned Container Terminal and Intermodal Rail Facility and external parties will be the investor in the new port…

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Porto Itapoá Investing in New Equipment

Porto Itapoá Investing in New Equipment

China Firm Wins Solomon Islands Port Project as Australia Watches On

China Firm Wins Solomon Islands Port Project as Australia Watches On

Hamburg Port Closed to Large Ships Due to Union Strike

Hamburg Port Closed to Large Ships Due to Union Strike

Propane Council Encourages Ports to Apply for Funding

Propane Council Encourages Ports to Apply for Funding

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