Author: Anuj Narang

Storm Fiona Update & Notice of Force Majeure

According to Environment Canada, Storm Fiona made landfall as a category-2 hurricane strength post-tropical cyclone near Whitehead Nova Scotia during the early morning hours of September 24th, 2022 with what is expected to be the lowest recorded barometric pressure in Canadian History. The storm generated...

New blow to Bangladeshi shippers as forwarding charges leap 57%

Freight forwarders in Bangladesh have raised forwarding charges by 57% for each import bill, blaming fuel oil prices in the domestic market. Importers are the primary payee of the additional forwarding costs, which will raise the price of imported goods at a consumer level, while the export industry...

Canada lost 40,000 jobs in August, 3rd monthly decline in a row

Canada's economy lost 40,000 jobs in August, enough to push up the jobless rate by half a percentage point, to 5.4 percent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Economists had been expecting the economy to add between 10,000 and 15,000 jobs during the month, which would have been...

Typhoon Muifa Heads for Asia’s Largest Port of Shanghai

Asia’s largest container shipping hub may face another major storm as Typhoon Muifa bears down on Shanghai and nearby Ningbo. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center projects the typhoon’s path will hit the ports on China’s east coast Wednesday. The storm follows close on the heels...

Forced Labour and the Supply Chain

On June 21 this year, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act (UFLPA). The import of goods made with forced labour has been illegal for some time in the US, and this new Act extends the reach of CBP...

Revving Exports to U.S. Keeps India in Race to Be Next China

Shipping containers stacked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Congestion at many of the world’s major ports offered a snapshot of supply chains trying to avoid unprecedented bottlenecks, as cargo handlers searched for the quickest way...

Massive Typhoon Disrupts Ports and Airports in Shanghai, Ningbo and Busan

Typhoon Hinnamor has forced the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Busan to close, further disrupting shipping schedules from Asia. Shanghai’s container terminals and equipment yards were closed at 4pm yesterday “until further notice”, according to Norman Global Logistics (NGL). Ningbo’s terminals closed on Friday, the forwarder added. Thomas...

Chinese metropolis of Chengdu locks down 21 million residents

The Chinese metropolis of Chengdu imposed a sweeping city-wide lockdown on Thursday evening, confining 21 million residents to their homes as the country doubles down on its zero-Covid policy ahead of a key Communist Party meeting. The move offered a stark reminder of the lengths the...

 Typhoon “Ma-on” affects Hong Kong and Guangdong Province

With typhoon “Ma-on” approaching Hong Kong and Guangdong Province,  Hong Kong and Yantian Terminal operations have been suspended and it will cause vessels and flight delays to/from Hong Kong/Shenzhen ports and Airports. Shenzhen (Yantian) and Hong Kong Terminals gate service is suspended. We will keep you abreast...