The country is under curfew at present. Pro-government supporters attacking a peaceful protest led by the general public in front of the presidential secretariat on 9th May 2022 irritated the masses resulting in country wide unrests forcing the government to declare state of emergency.

The Prime Minister has resigned, but the people are forging ahead with its demand for …


 

Automation at marine terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach has increased paid hours for employees by expanding terminal capacity and improving cargo velocity, reports a new study commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) representing maritime employers at the West Coast ports.

The report, released ahead of labor negotiations which are due to begin on May 12 in …


 

The PMA and ILWU announced that negotiations would begin on Tuesday, May 10, two days earlier than the originally scheduled date of May 12.

James McKenna, the president and chief executive of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), did not share any specific points that are expected to be on the table during the negotiations, but noted that wages, hours, …


 

Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Rail dwell time remains at average 3 days

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Rail dwell time decreased from 5 to 2 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time remains between 7 to 11 days
• Yard utilization increased from 90 to 107%
• Rail dwell time remains at …


 

Shippers and carriers are facing lengthening vessel wait times at China’s Ningbo as facilities at the world’s third-busiest container port become congested with cargo diverted from Shanghai, now entering the fourth week of an indefinite COVID-19 lockdown.

Exporters face additional headwinds later this week when China starts a nationwide five-day Labor Day holiday from April 30, which is likely …


 

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are bracing for another cargo surge later this spring as earlier-than-usual back-to-school and peak season imports collide with an anticipated backlog of freight from mainland China once Shanghai emerges from its COVID-19 lockdowns.

Meanwhile, warehouses in Southern California are already operating near capacity handling merchandise for inventory replenishment, which means they …


 

High import volumes being diverted from the West Coast is putting renewed pressure on marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey and forcing additional limits on intermodal truckers for returning empty containers to the port.


As a result of the high volumes, two marine terminals are considering new rules that match import containers with empty …


 

US West Coast supply chain stakeholders are more confident than in prior negotiation cycles that upcoming talks between longshore workers and their employers won’t deteriorate into the type of tit-for-tat actions that have accompanied some prior contract negotiations. They point to rare — and what they say are hopeful — statements from leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse …


 

Hapag-Lloyd has decided to equip its entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices, after successfully introducing real-time monitoring for its reefer fleet in 2019.

Following the installation of its Internet of Things (IoT) product Hapag-Lloyd LIVE on its refrigerated boxes, the German carrier will start to install newly developed devices to all standard containers of its 3 million TEU …