COVID-19 Latest Updates
March 10, 2022

House Passes Bill Barring Russian Oil Imports, Coca-Cola Suspends Operations in Russia, Air Freight Rates and Fuel Surcharges Rise

Ocean   Zim introduces first-ever SE Asia-USEC express service. Zim Integrated Shipping is establishing the world's…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
March 3, 2022

Biden Seeks Changes to the Shipping Act, Supply Chains Threatened by Spread of Airspace Restrictions, U.S. Tightens Sanctions by Freezing Russian Central Bank Assets

Ocean   Biden seeks changes to the Shipping Act. Under legislation proposed in the House of…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
February 24, 2022

Biden and Allies Issue Sanctions Against Russia, Slack and Others Go Down on Twosday, and U.S.-Canada Cross-border Truck Rates Remain High After Protests

Ocean   Update on A.P. Moller - Maersk services amid Russia/Ukraine crisis.  As of Feb. 24,…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
February 17, 2022

U.S.-Canada Border Crossing Reopens, Asia-Europe Contract Rates Climb, America Competes Act Is Passed by the House

Ocean   Asia-Europe contract rates climb as shippers leave surging spot market. According to statistics from…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
February 10, 2022

Shanghai Port Container Volume Reaches New High, ‘Freedom Convoy’ Blocks Travel at Ambassador Bridge, U.S. To Lift Trump-era Tariffs on Japanese Steel

Ocean   Fewer port calls and increased charges put a strain on North Asian exporters. Cargo…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
February 3, 2022

Los Angeles and Shanghai To Build World’s First Green Shipping Corridor, Millions Mention Supply Chain on TikTok and Instagram, Freight Disrupted and Rerouted Due to Canada Protests

Ocean   Suez Canal penalty adds to Indian shippers' pricing concerns. Indian shippers, who have already…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
January 27, 2022

Imports at LA-LB Ports Fall as Ship Backlog Rises, Cargo Capacity Suffers as White House Suspends Flights Operated by Chinese Airlines, Chinese New Year Is Fast Approaching

Ocean   Pacific International Lines (PIL) placed first newbuild order in seven years. After seeing its…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
January 20, 2022

Foreign Border Crossers Must Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination in U.S., COVID Clogs One of China’s Busiest Ports, Causing Ship Delays, Japanese Automakers Reduce Manufacturing Due to Omicron

Ocean   South Korea to penalize 23 carriers for alleged predatory pricing and collusion. South Korea's…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
January 13, 2022

Tianjin Under Partial Lockdown Due to Omicron, New Global Supply Meter Indicates Some Relief on the Horizon, and Canada Requiring Truck Drivers Be Fully Vaccinated

Ocean   Tianjin placed under partial lockdown due to Omicron crisis. Over the weekend, the Omicron…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
January 6, 2022

Vessels Anchored in Port of Savannah Drop to Less Than Five, Toyota Surpasses GM As Best-Selling Automaker, Airlines Cancel over 1,000 Flights 11 Days in a Row

Ocean   U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) investigating Wan Hai for empty container detention charges. FMC…
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