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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COVID-19 Latest Updates
December 30, 2021

McDonald’s Forced to Ration French Fries in Japan, Convicted Truck Driver May Have Prison Term Reduced, and Preparing Your Business for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Ocean   Imports into the U.S. remain high, up 40% from pre-COVID 2019. As predicted, demand…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
December 23, 2021

USDOT Commits $241 Million to Ports, Sun Country Pilots Approve Four-Year Labor Agreement With Amazon, Kardashian Supports Truck Driver Convicted to 110 Years for Colorado Tragedy

Ocean   Detention and demurrage reform gains traction in Congress. Congress is pressing forward on forcing…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
December 16, 2021

Container Imports Drop in Ports of LA and LB, FedEx Completes Major Expansion at Miami International Airport, Truck Driver Found Guilty Sentenced to 110 Years

Ocean   USDOT announces maritime grants in response to supply chain needs. To help relieve freight…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
December 9, 2021

96 Cargo Ships Waiting to Berth at SoCal Ports, U.S. Senate Rejects Mandatory Vaccination for Private Employers, Apple’s Nightmare Before Christmas.

Ocean   Ocean Shipping Reform bill passed by the House. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of…
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COVID-19 Latest Updates
December 2, 2021

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Follow in Steps of LA-LB Ports With Fees, FedEx Driver Dumps Packages, and Chinese New Year Is Fast Approaching

Ocean   Asda charters own cargo ship to bypass bottlenecks. The U.K.-based retailer, which is owned…
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