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Switzerland – National Holiday 08/01/17

Last Updated: Jul 26 2017
Offices in Switzerland will be closed on August 1, 2017, in observance of the countries’ National Day, celebrating its founding in 1291.

Port of Los Angeles Finishes Its Fiscal Year With A New Container Volume Record

Last Updated: Jul 18 2017
The Port of Los Angeles closed its 12-month fiscal year by setting a new annual record for most container throughput for a Western Hemisphere port by handling 9,205,755 TEUs during the fiscal year that ended June 30,..

Hong Kong Airport Reports Significant Cargo Growth

Last Updated: Jul 18 2017
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) cargo volume increased by more than 11% to around 2.3m tons of cargo in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year...

British Columbia, Canada - Wildfires - CN Rail

Last Updated: Jul 18 2017
Wildfires across British Columbia, Canada (BC) affect multiple areas through the province including both directions of rail traffic...

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Jul 17 2017
Due to the continuing escalation of warehouse operating costs, LCL CFS Stations will institute an administration fee of USD $35.00 per LCL shipment applicable for USA import cargo from all origins with final CFS destination...

Worldwide Airfreight Demand Up In May

Last Updated: Jul 6 2017
IATA reports that worldwide airfreight demand grew by 12.7% in May, outpacing April's growth which was 8.7% compared year-by-year, pushing load factors to 45.2%, the highest level since July 2014...

Merger Of Japanese Ocean Carriers Moves Forward Despite Some Regulatory Hurdles

Last Updated: Jul 3 2017
K-Line, NYK and MOL say they received the necessary regulatory approvals to form their “One Network Express” joint venture, essentially merging the three carriers into one container line.

PierPass Rates at Ports of LA and Long Beach to Increase 2.3% on August 1, 2017

Last Updated: Jun 30 2017
Effective 08/01/17 the Traffic Mitigation Fee (also known as TMF or PierPass Fee) charged in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3%,..

Ports Of New York/New Jersey Might Install Traffic Controller For Mega Ships

Last Updated: Jun 30 2017
The ports of NY/NJ are discussing the installation of a traffic controller, similar to an air traffic control entity at airports, at the port gateway to mitigate or hopefully prevent backups and delays caused by the arrival of megaships...

Spanish Dockworkers End Strike After Cutting Deal With Employers

Last Updated: Jun 30 2017
The Spanish Dockworkers Union called off the port strikes after the Port employers’ association guaranteed the jobs of 6,200 striking Spanish dockworkers...

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...

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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