Rail Unions Push Out Date for Potential Strike

The threat of a nationwide rail strike has been pushed back to early December after BMWED agreed to extend their cooling off period to align ... Read More

German Factories Halt Production as Energy Prices Soar

Energy has become so expensive in Germany that the economic powerhouse is facing a manufacturing shutdown that threatens to collapse the nation. Calling the situation ... Read More

U.S. Railway Labor Negotiation Update

The Presidential Executive Board (PEB) has issued its recommendations for ending the contract negotiation stalemate between the Class I railroads and unions.  The 119-page report ... Read More

Rhine River Closed to Barge Services Amid Record Drought

This year’s lack of rainfall has taken its toll on river transport worldwide, impeding the transport of grain, diesel, coal, and other commodities. Germany’s Rhine ... Read More

Drought and Power Shortages Bring Chinese Factories to a Standstill

China has rationed electricity to factories and imposed rolling blackouts in at least 20 provinces after a record heatwave depleted reservoirs across the Sichuan province, ... Read More

Shippers Brace for More Supply Chain Disruptions After Russia Invades Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine will most likely exacerbate global supply chain issues, and shippers, already operating in crisis mode, should expect further supply chain ... Read More

Lufthansa Cargo Cancels Transit Freight Through Frankfurt Amid COVID Outbreak

Lufthansa Cargo has been forced to cancel all transit freight traffic through Frankfurt, Germany due to an outbreak of COVID. In an advisory to customers, ... 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