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Record container ship traffic jam as backlog continues to build

 Container ships waiting Thursday off Savannah (left) and Houston (right). (Maps: MarineTraffic) If you only look at Los Angeles and Long Beach — the largest container import gateway in America — you’d think shipping congestion has drastically reduced. The number of ships waiting there has fallen...

Pandemic Comes Full Circle with Lockdown at the Port City of Wuhan

The two-and-a-half year-long global pandemic has come full circle with news today of a lockdown at one of China’s largest river ports, Wuhan, the central Chinese city where covid was first detected. A district containing around 1m people on the outskirts of Wuhan has been locked...

Job Action Looms at Vancouver Port over Truck Age Policy

Traffic at the Port of Vancouver could be disrupted next week as truckers affected by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Rolling Truck Age Program contemplate job action as early as Aug. 1. From Sept. 15, the port will ban container-hauling trucks with model years older than...

Another Round of COVID Testing in China Means Drayage Delays Coming

Logistics managers are feeling far from “dynamic” about the latest COVID spread being reported in the Chinese cities of Gansu, Shanghai, Guangxi, Guangdong and Henan. The highly infectious BA.5 variant has been detected in seven cities and many areas are implementing the requirement of having two...

CN Tariff Update

CN issued the following customer notification on July 15. As you may be aware, the current intermodal supply chain landscape in Canada has been disrupted. This is primarily due to the extended periods of time that loaded import containers remain at inland terminals without being picked...

Sri Lankan ports operating normally despite political turmoil

Amid the worst political and economic turmoil in the country’s history, port operations around the island of Sri Lanka are managing to continue normally. The country is broke, having failed to repay international loans, with fuel supplies limited and power outages now a daily occurrence. The anger...