Portugal’s Dockworkers Stage Prolonged Nationwide Strike, Paralyzing the Country’s Import and Export Operations

Ports across Portugal, Madeira, and the Azores have reported significant disruptions after members of the National Union of Workers of Port Administrations (SNTAP) walked off ... Read More

Chinese Officials Enforce Tighter COVID Restrictions, Production Takes a Hit

New COVID-19 cases continue to surge across China despite the country’s draconian containment policies.  Nationwide, new infections climbed to 7,475 on November 7 according to ... Read More

Second Rail Union Rejects Deal, Increasing the Likelihood of Nationwide Strike

In a further blow, another rail union - the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen - has voted down the proposed contract with the Class I railroads, ... Read More

U.S. Grapples with Gas and Diesel Shortages

The U.S. exported a record amount of crude and fuel last week, despite a growing domestic shortage of gasoline and diesel supplies ... Read More

Rail Union Rejects Deal, Renewing Possibility of a Nationwide Railroad Strike

The threat of a nationwide rail strike is back after members of the third-largest rail union rejected last month’s tentative agreement with the Class I ... Read More

Chinese Ports at a Standstill as Typhoon Muifa Storms Toward Shanghai

Typhoon Muifa intensified this morning as it barreled towards Shanghai, prompting authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang to order the ports in Shanghai, Ningbo, ... Read More

Class I Railroads Announce More Embargoes as They Brace for a Nationwide Strike

While there is still a possibility that a nationwide strike can be avoided, the Class I railroads are preparing new embargoes in the event the ... Read More

Industrial Actions at Two Key Ports Threaten to Cripple UK Supply Chains

A second strike at Felixstowe will overlap Liverpool action, overwhelm London Gateway and Southampton. Dockworkers at the Port of Felixstowe have confirmed a second wave ... Read More

Nationwide Rail Strike Could Deal Another Blow to U.S. Economy

A crippling railroad strike, which has been brewing since January 2020, could unfold by week’s end after the two largest railroad unions drew a line ... Read More