Construction, rail-car shortages and a hazardous cargo incident in August are hampering operations at Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert and increasing dwell times. Several ocean carriers have announced revised vessel schedules in response to the mounting delays at Prince Rupert. Maersk Line will be diverting cargo for its TP9 service from Prince Rupert to Vancouver. The […]

The Indian Government is in the process of streamlining several indirect taxes into a single Goods and Service Tax (GST). As a result, inland haulage charges rendered within India are subject to GST of 18 percent, subject to change per Indian regulations. The GST, which is replacing the former service tax of 15 percent, applies […]

Container throughput across the globe has picked up pace in 2017, compared to 2015 and 2016, according to industry analyst Drewry. In its latest Container Insights Weekly data, Drewry noted that nearly all major trade routes, including Asia-North American West Coast and Asia-North American East Coast, have made contributions to the volume growth. Asia-Mediterranean routes […]

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up for peak season, which means that gate congestion and equipment issues are expected to become more pronounced in the coming months. In an interview with the Journal of Commerce (JOC), Weston LaBar, executive director of the Harbor Trucking Association, described the anticipated congestion as […]

A combination of factors are contributing to significant delays in shipping traffic through various ports in Western Europe. The recent carrier alliance shakeups and increasing deployment of newer, larger ships have caused backlogs at port terminals, railways and barge terminals, as the storage & handling capacity has not yet adapted to the new cargo schedules […]

By Kellie Lynch UWL is now incorporating bulk liquid transloading into its scope of logistics services.  Transferring bulk liquid between a wide range of units, including ISO tanks, FlexiTanks, rail cars, and packaged units is now easy and affordable with our new rail sided transloading services.  If you are unfamiliar with transloading, it is the […]

COSCO and Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. have made a joint offer to purchase OOCL for $6.3 billion, a move that would create the second largest ocean carrier to serve the United States. Mediterranean Shipping Co. would continue on as the largest carrier, with 9.9 percent of all US exports and imports. The combined […]

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that around 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers plan to strike, starting on Monday, June 19. The striking workers serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. With the backing of labor unions, port drivers have been locked in a long battle for classification as employees rather than […]

The state of Texas is poised to allow higher weight limits in the vicinity of the Port of Houston. Governor Greg Abbott has signed SB1524, which will raise the maximum weight, with permit, to 93,000 pounds for six-axle trucks, or 100,000 pounds for seven-axle trucks within a 30-mile radius of Texas ports. Effective on January […]

Please be advised that a GRI has been announced by ocean carriers on all dry and reefer cargo: Effective Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Cargo receipt date at origin) FROM: ASIA & INDIA SUB-CONTINENT TO: ALL U.S.A. & CANADA Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports USD 560 per 20′ (all types) USD 700 […]

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