The head of the Pacific Maritime Association is instructing members to report all health incidents through an online portal after ILWU workers refused to enter Terminal 18 Monday, citing fear of coronavirus contamination.
A coalition of 80 agricultural shippers is urging the Trump administration to get involved in the detention and demurrage debate now before the Federal Maritime Commission, saying the issue is even more important now amid supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh will waive Chittagong port fees as yard storage approaches 92 percent capacity, but carriers are putting shippers on the hook for reefer-related charges.
The Alabama State Port Authority has picked an industry veteran with experience in operations at the Port of Oakland and working at ocean carriers to lead the rapidly growing Port of Mobile into the future.
The expansion of the “Suspension of Transit” program highlights the rising demand from European and North American cargo owners to avoid demurrage fees as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) saps the need for non-essential goods.
Even as undeliverable goods begin piling up at US ports, concern is emerging that the recovery from the economic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be much longer and slower than initially predicted.
US imports from Asia plunged in March, and analysts are projecting double-digit percentage declines in total import volumes through at least August.
Maersk’s ability to gain greater control of shipments as they move through the supply chain is key to the largest container line transforming itself into a provider of integrated end-to-end logistics.