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CHINA: Severe Weather Impacts South China Seas
August 23, 2018

Severe weather and multiple typhoons have impacted port and shipping operations in Asia, primarily in the South China Seas Shanghai terminal, Ningbo terminal, Hong Kong Modern terminal, Yantian International terminal, Shekou international terminal, Chiwan terminal, and others may close or experience delays. Some ports have reported suspending the release of empty containers during the severe weather. Vessels […]

Space Crunch for Export Cargo Bookings out of Brazil Continues Updated August 21st, 2018 Space is expected to remain tight until October for shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil Shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil can expect a capacity crunch in coming months.  Without space, Brasilian export cargo booking cancellations have continued through August.  Ocean carriers estimate capacity won’t […]

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 […]

UWL’S SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD GIVES EMPLOYEES A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT LOGISTICS IN SAVANNAH SAVANNAH, GA (July 6th, 2018) – Out of the office and onto a colossal container ship, UWL’s quarterly Supply Chain Award sent four employees on the trip of a lifetime to Savannah, GA.  Winners got a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the […]

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 […]

Shipment Delays Expected as Truck Drivers Strike in Protest of Rising Fuel Prices in Brazil Blockades have shut down roads across 23 states, impacting transportation, port operations, and exports of grain, animal protein, and automotive parts. UPDATE 4 June 2018 – Brazilian Truck Driver Strike Ends but Shipment Delays Expected Delays expected to persist for […]

SCO Summit (上合峰会) Will Impact Shipments Moving Through Qingdao, CN (CNTAO/QQCT) from May to June 2018 Temporary restrictions on Dangerous Goods shipments begin on May 20, 2018.   Increased security and disruptions to ocean freight expected through the end of June. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in Qingdao, in the Shandong province […]

Press Release UWL Supply Chain Award CLEVELAND, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — UWL employees enjoyed a taste of ‘hands on’ logistics earlier this year, by winning the company’s quarterly “Supply Chain Award.”  This unique award gives employees a rare chance to get down and dirty with trucks, warehouses and ships at working terminals and ports.  Four outstanding employees […]

UWL Expands with Houston, TX Services
November 9, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH (November 8, 2017) –  UWL, an asset-based global forwarder, continues to quickly accelerate their growing footprint by expanding into Houston, TX. The Cleveland-based company has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, and now meets the demand to further invest in this market and its customer foundation in the Gulf region of 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 […]

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