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World Trade Bridge in Laredo Scheduled to Reopen Memorial Day

Last Updated: May 26 2017
U.S. and Mexican Customs need until Sunday to complete cleanup and repairs, and plan to fully reopen the World Trade Bridge in Laredo on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day)...

Public Holiday in Hong Kong

Last Updated: May 25 2017
Offices in Hong Kong will be closed for the Tuen Ng Festival on 05/30/17.

Rail Congestion at Long Beach TTI Terminal

Last Updated: May 24 2017
We have been informed of rail congestion at Long Beach TTI terminal that may continue throughout the next 2-3 weeks. The terminal has committed to organizing additional resources to get cargo back in motion...

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC Complete Merger

Last Updated: May 24 2017
Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) finalized their merger today, creating the fifth-largest shipping company in the world...

Work Hours During Ramadan

Last Updated: May 24 2017
Ramadan begins on May 27th and will last most likely until June 27th. During this time offices in countries that celebrate Ramadan will adjust their work hours to special times of operation. In Pakistan...

Upcoming Holidays in Asia

Last Updated: May 23 2017
Please note that most Asian countries will celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival holiday at the end of May. Most offices in the following countries will be closed on the mentioned dates: Taiwan: 05/27/17 – 05/30/17, China: 05/29/17 – 05/30/17,..

Pakistan / Transporters Strike in Karachi Now Over

Last Updated: May 18 2017
The transporters strike in Karachi is over. For the next 2-3 days extreme congestion is expected in the port areas due to backlog situations.

Sweden: Gothenburg Terminal Situation

Last Updated: May 17 2017
The Swedish Dockworker Union recently announced new industrial action against APMT Terminal in Gothenburg, which led to APMT imposing a partial lock-out effective 05/19/17...

Threat of Strikes in Spanish Ports Resurfaces

Last Updated: May 16 2017
Spanish trade unions again threaten to strike after the Spanish Government approved reforms the dock workers reject on Friday...

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: May 16 2017
Please find below updates to the following items: Update to General Rate Increase 05/15/17 (# 111), Peak Season Surcharge 05/15/17 (# 30-31), General Rate Increase Filed 06/15/17 (# 113)....

Strike Threat In Indian Ports (Updated)

Last Updated: Apr 21 2017
The dockworkers unions in India have postponed their planned nationwide strike from April 19, 2017 to May 12, 2017...

Food Importers Take Note - Effective May 30, 2017 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

Last Updated: Apr 18 2017
Beginning May 30, 2017, customs entries will require that the “FSVP Importer” must be identified with the entry details. The FSVP Importer is the U.S. owner or consignee of an article of food that is being offered for import into the United States...

Europe to U.S. / Rate Development

Last Updated: Mar 18 2017
...Although the planned strikes were today cancelled by the Spanish dockworkers union carriers implemented port congestion surcharges for shipments from Spain today....

US Ports - Labor Contracts 2017

Last Updated: Mar 1 2017
Harold Daggett, the International Longshoreman's Association president, strongly urged its members "not to engage in any work stoppage or any other violations of our current master contract." ...

Potential Strike of Canada Border Services Agency Workers

Last Updated: Feb 16 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency announced today that there is potential for a strike of thousands of Canada Border Services Agency workers after talks broke off between Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada...

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