COVID-19 Latest Updates
August 12, 2021

COVID-19 & Typhoons Cause Supply Chain Disruptions, Airfreight Rates Increase, & Trucking Capacity Demand Remains High

Ocean   COVID-19 continues in Vietnam and spreads to China, causing more supply chain disruptions including…
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August 5, 2021

Vietnam Continues COVID-19 Lockdowns, Port of LA-LB Experiences Vessel Bunching Ahead of Peak Season, & UP Raises California Surcharges

Ocean   Container rates and volatility in the supply chain industry continue. The average price for…
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July 29, 2021

Typhoons Bring Supply Chain Chaos in China, Port of Houston Experiences Hardware Failure, & Chicago Becomes New Bottleneck for International Intermodal Transportation

Ocean   Typhoons in China bring more chaos to supply chains. After a typhoon forced the…
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July 22, 2021

COVID-19 Infection in Vietnam Disrupt Supply Chains, Trucking Capacity Continues to Tighten, & BNSF Railway Meters Trains from California to Chicago

Ocean   COVID-19 infections in Vietnam contribute to port congestion and factory closures. Rapidly spreading COVID-19…
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July 15, 2021

Bangladeshi Port of Chittagong Congested, Biden Issues Executive Order Promoting Competition, & Slow Vaccine Rollout Causes Port Disruptions

Ocean   The fight for vessel space continues. As consumer demand continues to surge, it’s expected…
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July 8, 2021

Container Shipping Rates Skyrocket, Congestion at Oakland Continues, & Norfolk Southern Raises Daily Domestic Container Charges

Ocean   Ocean carriers are launching premium services to employ private chassis fleets. Intermodal equipment providers…
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July 1, 2021

Yantian Port Still Recovering, U.S. Blocks Solar Materials from Xinjiang Region, & Global Air Cargo Demand Reaches Highest Level

Ocean   Yantian Port is operating at full capacity but will still take weeks to recover.…
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June 24, 2021

Yantian Port Backlogs Will Take Weeks to Clear, Air Cargo Faces New TSA Screening Requirements, & Chassis Shortage Worsens

Ocean   Yantian port will 100% reopen on June 24, but backlogs are still rampant. Due…
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June 17, 2021

Yantian Port Reopens, Container Rates Skyrocket, and Knight-Swift and Union Pacific Partner Up

Ocean   Operations at Yantian port slowly improve after reopening. After a surge of COVID-19 cases…
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June 10, 2021

Yantian Port Worse Than Suez Canal Blockage, Carriers Reroute Cargo From Oakland, & Biden Launches Supply Chain Task Force

Ocean   The COVID-19 outbreak at the Yantian Port continues, causing congestion issues to spread across…
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