INDIA: Weeklong Truck Driver Strike Ends
July 24, 2018

Truck drivers in India strike to call for industry reforms, protest rising diesel, toll, and insurance costs Truck driver strike in India ends after 8 days Government promises to implement new technology for seamless movement through toll plazas within six months Strike impacts Indian exports, household goods deliveries, and raw materials shipments Sugar prices rise […]

Temporary Space Crunch for Export Cargo Bookings out of Brazil Shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil should expect a space crunch in coming months.  Forecasted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), current lack of capacity and service disruptions have come as a result of rising export cargo volumes and the fallout from the Brazilian […]

New restrictions have been announced pertaining to Dangerous Goods (DG) moving through Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), China. All DG cargo (except for Class 9) are not allowed to be handled at YICT. This restriction applies to all Export, Import and Transshipment cargoes. Shipments which are already in transit via Yantian will be reviewed and […]

Shipper’s Guide to the Latest Emergency Bunker Fuel Surcharges What is an emergency bunker surcharge and why are so many carriers announcing them all of a sudden? Nearly all of the major ocean carriers recently announced that they were rolling out emergency bunker fuel surcharges, which will go into effect by July 2018.  We put together […]

USA EXPORT CUSTOMER ADVISORY Emergency Fuel Recovery/Bunker Adjustment Due to the significant increase in bunker prices since the beginning of the year and to keep ensuring the highest quality of service to its customers, UWL will recover bunker costs through its bunker related surcharges, which will be applied to all cargo originating from the USA […]