Logistics News

  • The Republic of Panama suspends all international flights, starting Sunday, March 22, at 11:59 p.m.

    Mar 23, 2020 — The Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, ordered the suspension of all international flights, for 30 days, effective Sunday, March 22, at 11:59 p.m. Although, all freight, humanitarian and domestic flights will remain active.
  • Is Transportation an Essential Service?

    Mar 20, 2020 — IAM encourages all members to look at and obey their local laws. That said, some are suggesting that transportation in general might be an essential service and not subject to all shelter-in-place laws. Remember that this is a dynamic situation and things can change.
  • St. George CFS in Oakland reduces operating hours

    Mar 18, 2020 — Effective immediately, window hours will be 8:am to 12pm with the last truck allowed through the gates at 11:30 am.
  • Ships waiting more than a month to offload boxes at Lagos

    Mar 12, 2020 — Severe congestion at the terminals combined with massive traffic on roads leading to the ports have made Lagos a very expensive place to move goods. A recent study shows local transport costs in Lagos are more than seven times higher than in Tema in Ghana and Durban in South Africa, largely thanks to perpetual congestion at the port.
  • Box carriers' bill for volumes lost to coronavirus nearing $2bn

    Mar 3, 2020 — The financial cost of the coronavirus outbreak to container lines is now approaching the $2bn mark, according to new research from SeaIntelligence Consulting. Up to the beginning of this month, the analyst estimates that the industry has lost 1.9m teu in volumes since the onset of the crisis.
  • China’s Top Container Ports Unclog Backlog as Virus Curbs Ease

    Feb 28, 2020 — China’s top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers return to their posts after coronavirus travel curbs that kept them away and jammed up global supply chains have been eased.
  • Coronavirus hits India's shipping, while empty containers get scarcer

    Feb 28, 2020 — Coronavirus is beginning to impact shipping operations in the Indian subcontinent. Blanked westbound Asia-North Europe sailings mean export containers out of India that tranship at Colombo are not being picked up.
  • Mitigation key as coronavirus container dislocation timeline lengthens

    Feb 28, 2020 — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak will distort container flows and global equipment fleet balance for at least another 90 to 120 days, according to Gregory Tuthill, chief commercial officer at SeaCube Containers.
  • Two Steps to Protect Your Supply Chain

    Feb 27, 2020 — A few weeks ago, The Source looked at the effects the Coronavirus, now called COVID-19, was having or was expected to have on certain transportation-related areas, including within supply chains. In this instance, the potential for supply chain disruption was and remains extraordinarily high. But significant risks to your supply chain—whether they be from the outbreak of a disease, natural disasters, political unrest, war, cyber attack, or other circumstances—always exist.