The new E-log mandate in the U.S., combined with a strong economy, fuel cost increases and a driver shortage, has created the perfect storm for rate hikes and a trucking capacity crunch.

As demand for truck freight grows and supply continues to decline, businesses will find it increasingly difficult to manage their supply chains where truck freight is concerned.

Trucking …


 

Please be advised that Chinese New Year holidays will start on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and end on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

During this time, Omnitrans China offices as well as all government offices (e.g. Customs, CIQ, etc.) will be closed.

Offices will re-open on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Please also note that offices will be exceptionally open on …


 

As reported by Bloomberg BNA:

Factory operations suspended under sweeping environmental inspections are affecting supply chains in China ranging from chemicals to electronics to textiles, creating a crunch at its ports and uncertain timelines for deliveries, sources told Bloomberg BNA.

“Tens of thousands” of factories have been affected in and near the major urban centers, with impacts ranging from …


 

Given the current situation at Prince Rupert port, COSCO expects port congestion will not improve within the next few weeks.

To avoid service being heavily affected by this congestion, COSCO has decided to apply a change of destination— from Prince Rupert Terminal to Vancouver-Centerm Terminal—for all IPI cargo destined to Canadian inland terminals on the CPNW service.

This is …


 

Please note that the congestion in Dhaka, Bangladesh continues to worsen as space tightens all the while capacity continues to be diminished. There is tremendous cargo pressure and carriers are facing huge backlogs, making it impossible for airlines to confirm with any certainty the connecting flights.  Carriers are unable to ensure that their schedules are maintained; even express services …


 

CN has advised that they are currently experiencing higher-than-normal terminal dwell times in Prince Rupert, up to seven days in some cases.
 
The spike this month is due to construction at the terminal, which has impacted production and CN’s ability to run more trains. The new berth is expected to be completed in August, at which point CN anticipates …


 

There will be a two-hour strike taking place across European ports on June 29, with all dockworker activities ceasing from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
 
This stoppage has been called to support Spanish dockworkers in their current conflict and to “fight the ultra-liberal model of the European Union that goes against the interests of workers and trade unions.”
 
The …


 

The Teamsters Union has begun labor disruptions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  Three trucking companies are the targets of the Teamsters Union and only these companies’ facilities are marked for picket lines.

In an effort to mitigate the effects of the strike, Omnitrans will not contract with the trucking companies currently involved in the labor …