Port Congestion – Day to Day Challenges Background Paper

The Concern:  Port Congestion has been a topic of concern for many years, not just in the ocean environment, but at rail and air as ... Read More

San Pedro Bay Ports Delay Container Excess Dwell Fee

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Bay have announced a last minute reprieve on the highly controversial Container Excess Dwell Fee, backed by the ... Read More

Ocean Carriers to Pass on Hefty LA / LB Container Excess Dwell Surcharges to Shippers

As previously announced, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, under the direction of the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, implemented a new ... Read More

The San Pedro Bay Ports Announce New Surcharge for Containers that Linger at Terminals

Ocean Carriers to be Charged Daily Fee for Containers that are Not Moved Rapidly from the Port The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ... Read More

USTR Seeks Public Comments on Reinstatement of Certain China Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is considering the possible reinstatement of hundreds of previously expired China Section 301 tariff exclusions.  The exclusions, ... Read More

Tariff Exclusions for Medical-Care Products from China Extended Through November 14

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has extended exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on 99 medical-care products from China needed to address COVID-19 ... Read More

China’s Energy Crisis Poses New Threat to Global Supply Chains

Efforts by the Chinese government to curb energy consumption amid electricity shortages and surging coal prices have forced factories in 10 provinces to reduce output ... Read More

More Supply Chain Disruption as Typhoon Chanthu Approaches China

Another typhoon is heading towards China’s southeast coast, prompting another round of flight cancellations and port disruption in Shanghai and Ningbo. Typhoon Chanthu is expected ... Read More

Worsening Port Congestion off California Coast Threatens Supply Chains

A record number of containerships are piling up waiting to enter California’s ports as COVID-19 disruptions and labor shortages continue to roil the supply chain, ... Read More