Authorities in Shanghai and neighboring coastal regions cancelled flights, and suspended schools, subways and trains as Typhoon Chanthu approached mainland China after drenching Taiwan.

All flights at the city’s larger Pudong International Airport were to be cancelled as of 11 AM local time (03:00 GMT), while flights from the smaller Hongqiao airport in the west of the city were …


 

One of Ningbo’s container terminals has closed due to a positive Covid test, sparking fears of a Yantian-style nightmare for cargo owners.

According to Chinese media, a port worker at Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal tested positive this morning, prompting authorities to suspend all operations for “epidemic management”.

The terminal is part of Ningbo’s Meishan bonded area, which has a …


 

Canada’s border agents reached a new tentative agreement with the federal government late Friday after a daylong work-to-rule campaign left long lines of semi-trailers and passenger vehicles idling for hours at some of the country’s busiest international gateways.

The deal — announced late Friday after more than 36 straight hours of mediated talks — came with just days to …



The Ever Given was successfully pried from the sand on Monday, and traffic has resumed through the canal. Egyptian authorities were desperate to get traffic flowing again through the waterway that’s a conduit for about 12 per cent of world trade and around 1 million barrels of oil a day.

Leth Agencies, one of the top providers of Suez Canal …


 

Montreal Negotiations Update

  • On Friday, February 12, the federal mediators suspended labor negotiations until further notice.
  • A strike vote took place between February 15 and February 18.
  • Our intel advised that 98.5% of votes was for a strike.
  • This strike mandate allows the union 60 days to announce if an official strike will take place with minimum notice of

The 13,100-TEU Maersk Eindhoven became the latest containership casualty on the Pacific on February 17, suffering a blackout while en route to California.  The incident occurred near Japan and resulted in a loss of hundreds of containers overboard while making its way from Xiamen to Los Angeles. The crew is safe, propulsion has been restored and vessel tracking suggests the


 

The American Association of Port Authorities is calling on the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration to provide emergency relief funding for the country’s maritime transportation system as part of the next COVID-19 relief package. Highlighting the critical role the ports play in maintaining commerce and keeping goods flowing, AAPA joined by 35 other maritime industry groups point out …


 

Myanmar’s military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made following five decades of military rule.

An announcement read on military-owned Myawaddy TV said Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing would be in charge …


 

United States

Port of Seattle and Tacoma – The Port of Seattle is experiencing vessel wait times of 12-36 hours. Shipper demand remains strong and is forecasted to remain steady through the end of the year. The ports are experiencing delays of 5 days due to increase in export volume. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.…