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US road freight shortages that have been driving up prices over much of the last year are likely to worsen as demand builds through the summer, further adding to inflationary costs.
Please be advised that the Port of Felixstowe are currently experiencing operational delays. The implementation of a new operating system over the weekend has resulted in severe delays and cancellations across all areas of port operations, including rail, road and shipside container moves.
A number of factors are converging to drive up trucking rates and tighten capacity including winter weather conditions, rising fuel costs, and the new Electronic Logging Device mandate, which is having the effect of reducing capacity, growing import volumes at US ports and a nationwide driver shortage.
Increasing regulation and a shortage of trucks is causing slowdowns in Canada’s intermodal supply chain. These challenges include regulations on electronic log devices in the US, infrastructure weakness and congestion, a shortage of drivers and increasing costs of operation. For beneficial cargo owners, the problems are being compounded by high service demand for hazardous, reefer […]
Several shipping lines have cancelled their services to and from Qatar and begun seeking new solutions for customers after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) extended a ban on vessels entering its ports under the Qatari flag to include vessels destined for or arriving from Qatar.