Peak season is over, and the numbers are in for how global air cargo markets have fared during the second year of COVID, while new variants are popping up globally.
Sept. 17th, in the thick of peak season with roughly 50 vessels anchored in San Pedro Bay, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced sweeping reforms in an attempt to improve fluidity and reduce delays during what continues to be unprecedented volumes at our nations largest ports. Among many of the measures being taken, is a much-needed move towards 24/7 operations. Both ports are extending … Read More
According to the most recent report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the warehousing/storage, and trucking industries have seen an increase of more than 20,000 job positions during the period of July 1st – Sept. 1st. This increase is the largest since the end of 2020, when the Warehouse industry bounced back from an unprecedented loss of 106,100 jobs in April 2020 when the pandemic … Read More
From October 1 to 7th. in 2021, China celebrates its Golden Week. This yearly event is well-known in logistics as it stops production at manufacturing facilities, creating a ripple effect for U.S. forwarders and their end customers. For this reason, Freight forwarders, globally, prepare for the Holiday Weeks in advance. During the weeks preceding Golden Week, importers rush to ship cargo from China to the … Read More
In what seems like a year of relentless disruptions for the international logistics sector, we are again facing another detrimental bottleneck with the recent suspension of operations at Ningbo’s Meishan terminal. The announcement came on August 10th, after a dock worker tested positive for the Delta variant.