Thursday, December 8, 2022

Supply Chain disruption

Transnet, the State Owned custodian of ports, rail and pipelines in South Africa concluded a 3 year wage agreement with majority labour union UNTU (United National Transport Union) on Monday the 17th Oct 2022 ending the...
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A new low in US container freight rates set to ease inflation

Spot freight rates drop to lowest levels since April 2021 China/US West Coast rates down 72% Y-O-Y China/US East Coast rates down 54%...

Can US ports handle the privileges that American Port Access Privileges Act may bring with it..??

"Foreign exporters’ access to the American market and our consumers is a privilege, not a right. Cargo vessels looking to offload foreign-made products and...

How the Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2022 will address US supply chain disruptions – or not..

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA22), was passed by Congress on the 13th of June 2022.. Naturally, there have been bouquets and...

Ooops, China did it again.. Fresh partial lockdown in Shanghai and Beijing

The country from where the COVID-19 reportedly originated, is fighting hard to control it on all fronts consistently. China follows a Zero-COVID policy much...

Mutually enforceable contracts are key to overcoming future supply chain crunch – Fact Finding 29

- Drastic ocean freight rate increase due to market forces of supply and demand - A dozen recommendations made to alleviate US supply chains disruptions -...

Webinar: Importance of real-time visibility in pharmaceutical logistics and headwinds facing the industry

As per UN statistics, medicinal and pharmaceutical products were among the top exported commodities in 2020 increasing by 13.2% in value to reach US$271.1...

Your deep-fried favorites will burn a hole in your pocket

If you’re someone who likes cooking, you’re likely fuming at how expensive things have gotten in the last few months. While prices of fresh...

China reports normal trade and shipping activities – Shanghai lockdown update

"Shanghai Customs has taken special measures to ensure that customs clearance at the world's largest port for imports and exports will not be affected...

Supply chain disruptions expected as parts of Shanghai goes on lockdown

If anyone thought that the COVID-19 pandemic was a thing of the past, they are sadly mistaken.. It seems it is here to stay...

White House wants freight information to FLOW (Freight Logistics Optimization Works)

It took queues and queues of ships stuck outside global ports driven by surging consumer demand in the US, driven by a global pandemic...

Federal Maritime Commission extends deadline for Demurrage & Detention ANPRM Comments

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), seeking comments from the trade (public) whether they should require common...

How does your supply chain visibility and transparency measure up?

Supply chain disruptions have severely impacted global trade, causing port congestion, drastically increasing delivery delays and costs for businesses and consumers alike. We are conducting...

White House announces measures to monitor ocean carrier freight pricing

"Department of Justice and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to make sure that large ocean freight companies cannot take advantage of U.S. businesses and...

Carrier on-time performance suffers due to lack of schedule reliability

January 2022 saw the global container fleet touching 25 million TEUs and a new number one container shipping line in the world with MSC...

Trans Pacific spot rates trend lower while high transit times remain a concern

Trans Pacific container spot rates between Chinese ports and the US West Coast and East Coast have been fluctuating substantially since April 2021.  "2021 has...

US Army Corps of Engineers to help Port of Long Beach with improvements to enable navigation of bigger ships

Officials announced recently that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is receiving $8 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding help to make navigational efficiency...

US importers pay millions in additional interest due to port congestion in US West Coast ports

Billions of dollars worth of cargo waiting outside West Coast ports in 2021 racked up millions in interest due to port congestion Importers pay...

Meeting schedule for Federal Maritime Commission’s Maritime Data Infrastructure initiative

In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the...

The impact of Supply Chain disruptions and mitigation – A conversation with the FMC

Supply Chain can perhaps be termed as the "Phrase of the Year" in 2021. Whether you were involved in the business of supply chain...

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry in 2021 in terms of the maritime and global trade, shipping and freight practices, Global Shipping Alliances, Carriers and their profits and mostly about the disruptions surrounding supply chain.. Welcome to The View from the Top..

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