COVID-19 Latest Updates
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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June 3, 2021

Port of Yantian Disrupted by COVID-19 Cases, Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan Creates Air Transport Shortages, and U.S. Railroads Tighten Free Time at Inland Ramps

Ocean   Ocean capacity continues to be tight. Ports across the board in China continue to…
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May 27, 2021

NITL Urges Congress to Change U.S. Shipping Laws, Shenzhen Yantian Terminal Operations Halted, & Aluminum Import Licenses Required in Late June

Ocean   The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) urges Congress to make changes to U.S. shipping…
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May 20, 2021

Cargo Rollovers Continue to Climb, Air Carriers Expand Destinations, and Train Derailments Cause Supply Chain Disruptions

Ocean   Trans-pacific rates and cargo rollovers continue to climb, with capacity constraints at Asian hubs…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
May 13, 2021

India’s COVID-19 Situation Worsens, Protests Approved for Tariff Exclusion Refunds, and Colonial Pipeline Outage Restored

Ocean   Retailers are upping their forecast for imports for the next several months. As U.S.…
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May 6, 2021

Container Shortages and Shipping Rates Increase, Port of Montreal Workers Return to Work, and Air Cargo Supply Chain is Maxed Out

Ocean   The CMA CGM Group announces the order of 22 new vessels. Last week, CMA…
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April 29, 2021

Carriers Suspend Services to Inland Points Including Minneapolis, Bond Insufficiencies for Importers, and Port of Montreal Workers Go On Strike

Ocean   Some ocean carriers are suspending services to inland points including Minneapolis. While not all…
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April 22, 2021

Asian Container Availability Tightens, Hong Kong-North America Air Rates Soar, and Kansas City Rail Terminals Overwhelmed With Containers

Ocean   Asian container availability tightens and is expected to intensify. As demand builds through May,…
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April 15, 2021

Suez Canal Impacts Linger, the Port of Charleston Receives its First Imports, and Union Pacific Raises Surcharges for Shippers

Ocean   Suez Canal blockage leaves lasting effects on the supply chain industry, causing container shortages,…
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