The city of Chicago has threatened to revoke the licenses of contractors that process cargo for airlines at O’Hare airport if they don’t open to union organizers, putting two-thirds of cargo traffic at this major international hub at risk of being stranded and stressing supply chains for an undetermined period.
Cargo airline executives warn it could take months to …


 

Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Light congestion due to delayed vessels

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Vessel berth wait time is 1 – 2 days
• Rail dwell time is averaging 5 – 8 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time is averaging 2 – 5 days
• Yard utilization is at 104%…


Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In addition to China, LNY is also celebrated in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia; it consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year’s Day, as well as on the first day of the first month of the …


THE Alliance – whose members include carriers Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and Yang Ming – said one of the key highlights will be the deployment of larger newbuild ships to the Asia and North Europe trade. The enhanced service setup will enter into effect from April 2023.

A modern series of fuel-efficient 23,500+ TEU vessels …


Freefalling spot rates that dominated the eastbound trans-Pacific trade in October and November appear to have bottomed out in December, and carrier and shipper sources expect rates to move in a narrow range for the next several months.
Carrier, forwarder, and shipper executives told the Journal of Commerce this week there will be no pre-Lunar Year bump in rates in …


 

Asia-based freight forwarders say some carriers have stopped accepting spot bookings on mainline trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe services from South China due to a capacity crunch caused by lines blanking sailings and shippers consigning cargo earlier than normal ahead of Lunar New Year.  

Forwarders said cargo owners, faced with declining order volumes, are shipping orders well ahead of the Lunar …


 

The San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will phase out the never-implemented “Container Dwell Fee” on 24 January 2023.

Since the program was announced on 25 October 2021, the two ports have seen a combined decline of 92% in aging cargo on their docks.

The ports have never implemented such fee as cargo owners were …


 

Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Congestion due to high port demand

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Vessel berth wait time is 4 – 7 days
• Rail dwell time is averaging 5 – 8 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time is averaging 5 – 8 days
• Yard utilization is at 104%…


 

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In addition to China, LNY is also celebrated in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia; it consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year’s Day, as well as on the first day of the first month of …


 

After rebounding to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, air traffic in China has sunk back down to 35% of what it was in 2019 as officials continue to impose restrictions on travel as part of their fraught battle with COVID.

Flight activity has dropped sharply in the past two months, coinciding with a rise in infections and as authorities turn …