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The “Blue Cut Fire” in Southern California is disrupting BNSF and Union Pacific rail traffic, including intermodal traffic moving to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Service interruption at Cajon Pass may cause customers to experience delays of 36-48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor, according to a BNSF customer service […]

The FDA announced the availability of the draft guidance for industry and FDA staff in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) entitled “Unique Device Identification System: Form and Content of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI)”on July 26, 2016. When finalized, this draft document will define the expected content and forms of the unique device identifier (UDI), to assist both […]

According to JOC:   Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week as customs officials start a nationwide slowdown and dockworkers strike at the port of Santos with the Olympics just weeks away. Customs officials of the Receita Federal in Rio de Janeiro and throughout the country have started slowdowns […]

According to JOC: Shippers using the port of Santos, Brazil, have enjoyed a week of peace after intermittent strikes and labor slowdowns during the first week of July, but the calm may not last much longer. This week, government minister Ives Gandra da Silva Martins Filho, who heads the Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, met […]

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A head-on collision involving two freight trains caused several box cars to derail and erupt in flames in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday, injuring an unknown amount of people and leading authorities to evacuate people who live nearby. The accident happened near the town of Panhandle, about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo, according to Texas […]

According to JOC: Switzerland will open the world’s longest rail tunnel June 1, paving the way for a major shift of cargo, mainly containers, from trucks to rail on one of Europe’s busiest transport corridors connecting northern European ports to the south of the continent. The 57 kilometres (35.6 miles) Gotthard Base Tunnel, which cuts through […]

According to Cargo Business News: With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force, APM Terminals has announced it will provide container weighing services at 29 of its global terminals. Under international law effective July, 1, 2016, shippers are required to provide a VGM for every container before it can be […]

According to Cargo Business News: Last week the U.S. Coast Guard announced its approval for U.S. ports to verify the weight of containers on behalf of the shipper to comply with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations that are effective July 1, and the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has said it will […]