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US ventilator, PPE imports drop as coronavirus cases climb

08.04.20

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Funding go-ahead for Mississippi River deepening seen as boon for exports

08.04.20

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Freight Volumes Could Go Higher in August

08.03.20

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Here’s the Outlook for a Container Freight Market Sailing in Virus-Ridden Seas

07.31.20

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August 2020 Industry News
08.04.20 - Funding go-ahead for Mississippi River deepening seen as boon for exports

Funding go-ahead for Mississippi River deepening seen… link to full story

08.04.20 - US ventilator, PPE imports drop as coronavirus cases climb

US ventilator, PPE imports drop as coronavirus cases… link to full story

08.03.20 - Freight Volumes Could Go Higher in August

Freight volumes could go higher in August The Outbound… link to full story

July 2020 Industry News
07.31.20 - The Rush Is On to Secure Holiday-Season Warehouse Space

Pandemic-driven shift to online shopping has companies… link to full story

07.31.20 - Europe Plunges Into Recession as Economy Suffers Record Contraction

Coronavirus containment coupled with aggressive stimulus… link to full story

07.31.20 - Mexican Economy Suffers Record Drop in Second Quarter

Economic output fell 18.9% from the second quarter… link to full story

07.31.20 - Here’s the Outlook for a Container Freight Market Sailing in Virus-Ridden Seas

The maritime freight industry is on course for a projected… link to full story

07.30.20 - Coronavirus Shifts Pricing Power to UPS and FedEx, and They Are Using It

Amid surge of online deliveries, large shippers are… link to full story

07.30.20 - Shopify’s Revenue Nearly Doubles as Covid-19 Pushes Shopping Online

E-commerce platform sells tools to businesses that… link to full story

07.30.20 - China’s Corn-Market Pop Could Lift American Farmers

China has already stepped up purchases of American… link to full story

07.29.20 - Euro Nears Two-Year High as Traders Bet on Europe’s Covid-19 Progress

Currency’s gains partly reflects concerns about the… link to full story

07.29.20 - At Boeing and Airbus, Finished Airplanes Pile Up

Airlines are putting off jet deliveries amid coronavirus,… link to full story

07.29.20 - Chinese port congestion approaching record levels

Chinese port congestion is approaching record levels… link to full story

07.29.20 - Home Depot leans on efficiency analysis for sustainable transport plan

Fewer miles traveled and less unused space are a good… link to full story

07.28.20 - Toys Are Selling, but Mattel and Hasbro Aren’t Cashing In

Toy makers post sharp revenue declines because stores… link to full story

07.28.20 - General Mills Adds More Outsourcing Partners as It Aims to Meet Packaged-Food Demand

As consumers stock up on cereals and cake mixes, food… link to full story

07.28.20 - The U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

(Reuters) - The United States might have more COVID-19… link to full story

07.28.20 - Walmart, Kroger Bottle Their Own Milk and Shake Up American Dairy Industry

Supermarket chains aim to price the staple as low as… link to full story

07.27.20 - Aluminum Mills, Can Makers at Odds Over Tariff Exemptions

Buyers have secured tariff exemptions for more of the… link to full story

07.27.20 - Unilever Capitalizes on Coronavirus Cleaning Boom

Dove soap maker’s sales boosted by efforts to ramp… link to full story

07.27.20 - Economic Recoveries in U.S., Europe Take Diverging Paths

European countries could be benefiting from strict… link to full story

07.27.20 - Coronavirus: Hong Kong under pressure to suspend crew changes

While the government remains supportive of safe and… link to full story

07.23.20 - Maersk joins shipping lines avoiding scrap to China

Denmark-based Maersk, often listed as the world’s largest… link to full story

07.23.20 - Has China recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Data released from the Chinese Ministry of Transport… link to full story

07.23.20 - Retail Carnage Deepens as Pandemic’s Impact Exceeds Forecasts

Chapter 11 filings by major retailers in 2020 have… link to full story

07.23.20 - Global Dairy Prices Bounce Back From Coronavirus Slump

Increases occur as pandemic eases in Asia and Chinese… link to full story

07.22.20 - Blacklisting of Chinese Firms Rattles American Supply Chains

Apple, Ralph Lauren among customers of manufacturers… link to full story

07.22.20 - Intermodal June and year-to-date volumes are mostly down, reports IANA

Total shipments for the month—at 1,415,627—were off… link to full story

07.22.20 - MIT, CSCMP: 35% of companies lack supply chain sustainability goals

Dive Brief: Nearly half (49%) of all companies have… link to full story

07.22.20 - Pandemic-driven budget cuts increase safety risks for ocean cargo

Dive Brief: Though shipping incidents, including… link to full story

07.21.20 - Stores reopen but there's no relief for shuttered Bangladesh clothing exporters

Western clothing retailers have yet to renew normal… link to full story

07.21.20 - Record China flooding impacts PPE supply chain to US

(CNN) Residents of Wuhan, China stayed indoors last… link to full story

07.21.20 - Back-to-School Shopping Is Off to a Rough Start

Uncertainty over reopening because of Covid-19 quashes… link to full story

07.21.20 - Trump Tariffs, COVID-19 Convince Retailers to Reassess Supply Chains

The globalization of the supply chain has made the… link to full story

07.20.20 - The Next Phase of the Retail Apocalypse: Stores Reborn as E-Commerce Warehouses

As the demand for in-person shopping diminishes, landlords,… link to full story

07.20.20 - N95 Face Mask Makers Ramp Up Production to Meet U.S. Covid-19 Demand

American companies like 3M, Honeywell and Prestige… link to full story

07.20.20 - Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing: shippers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Testing of imported food for the… link to full story

07.20.20 - Covid Spurs 57% of Companies to Look Beyond Asia for Sourcing

The success of a supply chain hinges almost entirely… link to full story

07.17.20 - C.H. Robinson’s Bob Biesterfeld on Recovery from ‘Huge Supply-Chain Dislocation’

The head of North America’s largest freight broker… link to full story

07.17.20 - US container imports fall 10% in June, but west coast ports pull traffic back

In a reversal of the trend of the past year, US west… link to full story

07.17.20 - Cash Crunch at Retailers Stings Suppliers During Pandemic

Nike, Columbia Sportswear and Samsonite take higher… link to full story

07.17.20 - Amid virus crisis, U.S. bars imports of Malaysia's Top Glove over labour issues

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. Customs placed a detention… link to full story

07.16.20 - Coronavirus Has Americans Hooked on Canned Tuna, and Producers Are Playing Catch Up

People have been buying more canned tuna during the… link to full story

07.16.20 - POLA sees declines for June and mid-year volume tallies

Total June TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), at 691,475,… link to full story

07.16.20 - U.S. Industrial Production Picked Up Again in June

Measure of output at factories, mines and utilities… link to full story

07.16.20 - Box ship charter market bounces back as idled vessels are recalled to duty

Over 120 idled containerships have been reactivated… link to full story

07.15.20 - Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Bill, Pivots to Criticizing Biden

Law requires sanctions on Chinese officials who crack… link to full story

07.15.20 - Sobering Economic Data From Europe, Asia Dash Hopes for Swift Recovery

A brutal second-quarter contraction in Singapore and… link to full story

07.15.20 - 15 U.S. states to jointly work to advance electric heavy-duty trucks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 15 U.S. states and… link to full story

07.14.20 - Ample Supplies of Grain Run Up Against Weak Demand

U.S. grain supplies are expected to be plentiful this… link to full story

07.14.20 - Port of Oakland Reports Unexpected Rise in Imports During June

In a surprise development, the Port of Oakland reported… link to full story

07.13.20 - US starts talks on free trade agreement with Kenya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Kenya began… link to full story

07.13.20 - Containership demolition increasing, but scrap prices have fallen 25% this year

With the containership charter market in the doldrums,… link to full story

07.13.20 - Trump Dims Hopes for New China Trade Deal

‘I don’t think about it now,’ the president says about… link to full story

07.13.20 - Why China Isn’t Expected to Power a Global Recovery

In the last downturn, Chinese demand helped revive… link to full story

07.10.20 - America Is on a Lumber Binge

Lumber futures are up more than 85% since April 1 Gold… link to full story

07.10.20 - Cargo Imports Still Far Below Last Year as Retailers React to Soft Demand

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy… link to full story

07.10.20 - American, United Airlines Cancel Hong Kong Flights Over Mandatory Crew Testing

Airlines temporarily halt flights after city ends testing… link to full story

07.10.20 - USTR Walks Back Tariffs on Some China-Made Textile Goods

As global supply chains enter the initial stages of… link to full story

07.10.20 - Ship orders plummet to lowest level seen this century

New shipbuilding orders in the first half declined… link to full story

07.09.20 - Canada's two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada's two largest railways moved record quantities… link to full story

07.09.20 - Qingdao launches new port area to cut logistics costs

The Port of Qingdao has said the Dongjiakou Port Area… link to full story

07.08.20 - Cosco Strikes Blockchain Pact for Ocean Cargo With Alibaba, Ant

The Chinese companies will create a digital platform… link to full story

07.08.20 - Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short… link to full story

07.08.20 - Ultra large ship calls take toll on container ports

Container terminals are feeling the pressure from ultra… link to full story

07.08.20 - CMA CGM drops APL brand in transpacific trade

France’s CMA CGM is pulling APL out from its long running… link to full story

07.07.20 - U.S.-China feud gets nasty with red tape as stealth weapon

The U.S. and China are moving beyond bellicose trade… link to full story

07.07.20 - Steep Drop in Trade Flows Shows Pitfalls of Cross-Border Supply Chains

Largest decline since financial crisis comes as multinationals… link to full story

07.07.20 - Beijing Scraps GDP Target, a Bad Sign for World Reliant on China Growth

The government omits a numerical target for first time… link to full story

07.07.20 - U.S. Business Groups Urge China to ‘Redouble Efforts’ to Implement Trade Deal

In letter, more than 40 associations call on Beijing… link to full story

07.06.20 - Crew crisis is triggering ship detentions and diversions

Braemar ACM confirms dry bulk market effect from Australia… link to full story

07.06.20 - COVID ushers in direct cargo flights from Vietnam

High airfreight rates and the urgent need for personal… link to full story

07.06.20 - Harbor Trucking: PierPass fee hikes drive away business

Increase of 4.2% to $33.47 per TEU goes into effect… link to full story

07.06.20 - US halts some Hong Kong trade benefits over China law

The Trump administration made it harder to export sensitive… link to full story

07.02.20 - Troubled Shipping Lines Turn to State Support

Some of the world’s biggest shipping companies, including… link to full story

07.02.20 - For Economy, Worst of Coronavirus Shutdowns May Be Over

Recovering air travel, hotel bookings and mortgage… link to full story

07.02.20 - Spike in Asia-Europe spot rates as space tightens and rollovers increase

There has been a significant spike in carrier short-term… link to full story

07.02.20 - Cargo pilots push for better rules to protect against COVID-19 as shipping demand spikes

UPS pilots have been forcibly swabbed and involuntarily… link to full story

07.01.20 - Aeroméxico Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Mexican airline says it will continue operating during… link to full story

07.01.20 - Port of Oakland to cut 2021 budget by nearly 16% as pandemic hits revenue

Plan will allow facility to maintain "essential" operations… link to full story

07.01.20 - UK ports grappling with ‘shambolic’ Brexit black hole of information

UK ports and shipping businesses are still unable to… link to full story

07.01.20 - Australia cracks down on crew changes

Australia is cracking down on ships where seafarers… link to full story

June 2020 Industry News
06.30.20 - China economy steadied further in June, as slow recovery from coronavirus continued

The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index… link to full story

06.30.20 - Governments Roll Back Coronavirus Trade Barriers

More than one-third of export bans on medical gear… link to full story

06.30.20 - China’s Economic Recovery Picks Up Further Momentum

Official measure of manufacturing activity climbed… link to full story

06.30.20 - Jabil Will Turn U.S. Factories Toward Making Protective Masks

Surge in coronavirus cases as states reopen fuels stronger… link to full story

06.29.20 - Supply chain: Urged by Trump to decouple, US companies want more China faster

Just as the U.S. president urges American companies… link to full story

06.29.20 - UPS lowers peak surcharge on China-US shipments starting Sunday

Dive Brief: UPS will reduce the peak surcharge on… link to full story

06.29.20 - South Carolina Ports Authority approves funding for Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal

The South Carolina Port Authority (SCPA) has approved… link to full story

06.29.20 - Freight market shows slight improvement in May

Dive Brief: The freight market showed slight growth… link to full story

06.26.20 - Clothing Companies Want to Hold On to Unsold Inventory

Companies don’t want to sell last season’s clothing… link to full story

06.26.20 - Battered U.S. Wine Importers Brace for Higher Tariffs

White House is considering raising levies on European… link to full story

06.26.20 - U.S. Consumer Spending Rebounded in May, but Virus Surge Poses Economic Threat

Personal consumption increased at record 8.2% pace… link to full story

06.26.20 - Food Exporters Resist China’s New Coronavirus Restrictions

Customs authority requests companies sign documents… link to full story

06.25.20 - 33% of Supply Chain Execs Say They’re Ready to Exit China by 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on supply chains… link to full story

06.25.20 - Soybean Prices Rally as China Ramps Up Buying

A streak of big soybean purchases by Chinese buyers… link to full story

06.25.20 - Tariffs on European Food Could Expand Under New U.S. Proposal

Coffee, olives, chocolate and vodka among items that… link to full story

06.25.20 - RCEP members to keep aiming for deal this year, with hopes India will rejoin

Ministers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating… link to full story

06.24.20 - US to hit Canada with aluminum tariffs, report says

The United States is preparing to re-impose tariffs… link to full story

06.24.20 - Post-Pandemic Supply Chains Seek ‘Resilience,’ Report Says

‘State of Logistics Report’ says ‘painful and chaotic’… link to full story

06.24.20 - Ocean Carrier MOL to Cut Fleet on Shrinking Trade

Japan’s biggest ship owner expects a ‘significant decline’… link to full story

06.24.20 - Apple supplier Foxconn to step up investments in India and Taiwan

Tech manufacturer redoubles diversification amid coronavirus… link to full story

06.24.20 - Global Economy Shows Signs of Pulling Out of Its Slump

Countries that imposed some of the strictest lockdowns… link to full story

06.24.20 - US eyes $3.1 billion of EU, UK imports for new tariffs

The U.S. is weighing new tariffs on $3.1 billion of… link to full story

06.24.20 - October will be moment of truth for UK deal, EU’s Barnier says

The “moment of truth” for a trade deal between the… link to full story

06.23.20 - How the Coronavirus Will Reshape World Trade

In the post-pandemic world, more economic activity… link to full story

06.23.20 - Seafarers Need Recognition and Support from Governments: IMO Chief

The world’s top maritime regulator writes that seafarers… link to full story

06.23.20 - Battered Supply Chains in India Unlikely to Be Restored Soon

Output at India’s production lines are unlikely to… link to full story

06.23.20 - Trump Works to Calm Concerns Over China Trade Deal After Claims it Was ‘Over’

Over the past 12 hours, the U.S.-China trade has gone… link to full story

06.22.20 - Warehouse Demand Surges as Retailers Reset Supply Chains

A sharp drop that began with coronavirus-triggered… link to full story

06.22.20 - U.S. Companies Brought Back Foreign Profits as Coronavirus Struck

Repatriation of foreign earnings surged to $124 billion… link to full story

06.22.20 - China Halts Some Tyson Chicken Shipments Over Covid-19

Tyson on Friday said 481 employees across its northwest… link to full story

06.22.20 - Federal agents seize nearly 20,000 pounds at illegal meat at Ports of LA, Long Beach

Federal agents seized nearly 20,000 pounds of illegal… link to full story

06.19.20 - Prologis: Demand for warehouse space will rise alongside e-commerce growth

Dive Brief: The shift from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce… link to full story

06.19.20 - Could Consumers Force the End of Made in China?

As brands and retailers around the world grapple with… link to full story

06.19.20 - US Gears Up for Fight to ‘Reset’ Global Tariffs and More

Though health wars and racial uproar have made things… link to full story

06.19.20 - EU Funnels $498M in Aid to Cambodia But Tariff Action Still Stands

As Cambodia struggles to navigate the ongoing COVID-19… link to full story

06.18.20 - Sales Are Going Out of Style at These Retailers

Some retailers are putting aside large portions of… link to full story

06.18.20 - U.S.-China Trade Deal on Track, Lighthizer Says

The U.S. Trade Representative says friction over China’s… link to full story

06.18.20 - South Korea's SK mass-produces Japan-grade etching gas

SEOUL -- South Korea's SK Materials has begun mass… link to full story

06.18.20 - U.S. Retail Sales Rose Record 18% in May

Sales rose following record declines during coronavirus… link to full story

06.17.20 - Crew crisis is on verge of becoming global trade crisis

Seafarer union takes gloves off after months of restraint Watching… link to full story

06.17.20 - Peak Shipping Season Runs Aground as Ocean Lines Pull Capacity

Bloated inventory levels and low import expectations… link to full story

06.17.20 - Baltic Dry Index breaks the 1,000-point mark for the first time this year

June 16 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea… link to full story

06.17.20 - Latest Cargo Imports Data Hints at Early Signs of Retail Recovery

The impact of COVID-19 on U.S. retail container imports appears… link to full story

06.16.20 - April’s Historic Economic Plunge Points to Steep Climb for the World Economy

Fresh figures show deep damage to business and household… link to full story

06.16.20 - US Apparel Imports Tumbled 45 Percent in April

Epitomized by a $1.1 billion decline in cotton apparel and… link to full story

06.16.20 - Why Milk’s Best Sales in a Decade Won’t Save Struggling Dairy Farmers

Consumer stockpiling amid coronavirus won’t offset… link to full story

06.15.20 - China a Bright Spot for U.S. in Gloomy Global Trade Picture

As coronavirus curbs commerce world-wide, trade between… link to full story

06.15.20 - Chinese Consumers Add Fuel to Factory-Led Economic Recovery

Big-ticket purchases push up home prices, auto-sales… link to full story

06.15.20 - U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rebounded in Early June

University of Michigan index rose to 78.9 in the two… link to full story

06.12.20 - Hapag-Lloyd announces void sailing on South America East Cost Service (SEC)

Hapag-Lloyd implemented a void sailing on the South… link to full story

06.12.20 - Rice Prices Spike to Highest Level Since 2011

Surging demand from coronavirus lockdowns and global… link to full story

06.12.20 - Coronavirus spreads among fruit and vegetable packers, worrying U.S. officials

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - From apple… link to full story

06.11.20 - Deaths Prompt Questions About Covid-19 Safety in Mexico Factories

Workers and families say companies are resisting closing… link to full story

06.11.20 - Second Pandemic Wave Would Inflict Big Economic Cost, Says OECD

A resurgence of the pandemic later this year would… link to full story

06.11.20 - US reallocates Asia cargo routes to Kalitta and FedEx

The U.S. Department of Transportation granted Kalitta… link to full story

06.11.20 - Protest Wednesday: Supply chain workers, Teamsters demand more coronavirus safeguards

They will protest at 30 facilities nationwide Wednesday,… link to full story

06.10.20 - Three Supply Chain Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Good product business leaders understand all aspects… link to full story

06.10.20 - Shipper MSC instructs agents to reject scrap cargoes to China

BEIJING, June 5 (Reuters) - MSC Mediterranean Shipping… link to full story

06.10.20 - US Jeans Imports from China Sink 67 Percent

With demand diminished by widespread store closures… link to full story

06.09.20 - How U.S. Decision Could Hurt Hong Kong as Trading Hub

President Trump has said he plans to remove trading… link to full story

06.09.20 - Blank Sailings Will Continue Into the Third Quarter

It was less than two weeks ago that we reported that blank… link to full story

06.09.20 - Coronavirus Downdraft Has Airports Scaling Back Renovation Plans

San Francisco, Orlando and Heathrow delay or reduce… link to full story

06.08.20 - U.S. Exporters Complain of Being 'Blanked' by Ocean Carriers

As if the global economic downturn weren’t bad enough,… link to full story

06.08.20 - Ocean shipping shrinks as pandemic pummels retailers

LONDON/LOS ANGELES/MADRID (Reuters) - The $1 trillion… link to full story

06.08.20 - U.S. Eases Flight Ban on Chinese Airlines

Chinese carriers will be able to make two flights weekly… link to full story

06.08.20 - Airlines Got $25 Billion in Stimulus; Industry Still Expected to Shrink

U.S. carriers are planning to operate smaller companies… link to full story

06.05.20 - Airfreight capacity falls 42%, 'damaging' global supply chains

Dive Brief: Airfreight volume fell more than 27.7%… link to full story

06.05.20 - Supply Chains, Safety Protocols Hobble U.S. Factories

Manufacturers are reopening, but delayed orders and… link to full story

06.05.20 - U.S. Exports, Imports Fell Sharply in April Amid Coronavirus Disruptions

Trade deficit widened as the pandemic sapped global… link to full story

06.05.20 - China to Allow Foreign Airlines to Restore Some Flights After U.S. Pressure

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said 95… link to full story

06.04.20 - Scheduled third-quarter sailings sinking

Two space-sharing alliances already have canceled 75… link to full story

06.04.20 - China Cancels Some U.S. Farm Shipments, Maritime Executives Say

Orders, among them 23 cargoes of soybeans, are canceled… link to full story

06.04.20 - U.S. Plans to Block Flights by Chinese Airlines

Transportation Department says China hasn’t approved… link to full story

06.04.20 - Coca-Cola, Mondelez trim SKUs as CPGs tackle pandemic stresses

Supply chains are reducing complexity to better operate… link to full story

06.03.20 - U.S. to halt flights from China-based airlines

The Trump administration issued an order suspending… link to full story

06.03.20 - Nearly 70% of Garment Manufacturers Worried About COVID-19 Challenges

The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have been felt across… link to full story

06.03.20 - U.S. Economy Faces Long Recovery From Coronavirus Effects, Experts Say

Surveys of purchasing managers in U.S., Asia and Europe… link to full story

06.03.20 - U.S. to Halt Chinese Airlines’ Access; Domestic Carriers Rise

The Trump administration issued an order suspending… link to full story

06.02.20 - Shoppers Can Expect Big Clearance Sales This Summer

Liquidation sales are set to pick up in June and run… link to full story

06.01.20 - U.S. Imports From China Down Almost 50 Percent From 2 Years Ago

Computer monitor imports off better than 60%. Seats… link to full story

06.01.20 - How tariffs ravaged the COVID-19 medical supply chain

Months into the pandemic, the U.S. faces an ongoing… link to full story

06.01.20 - China Halts Some U.S. Farm Imports, Threatening Trade Deal

Chinese government officials told major state-run agricultural… link to full story

06.01.20 - Nordstrom cuts inventory 26% in Q1 by cancelling orders, shipping from stores

Dive Brief: Nordstrom decreased its inventory 26%… link to full story

May 2020 Industry News
05.29.20 - Consumer Spending Fell a Record 13.6% in April

Personal income rose 10.5% on impact of federal-stimulus… link to full story

05.29.20 - Coronavirus Outbreak Roils Guatemala Textile Plant Where 200+ Test Positive

More than 200 workers at an export-focused textile… link to full story

05.29.20 - Iowa is 7th state to earn OK for interstate sales of state-inspected meat, poultry

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the… link to full story

05.29.20 - HP Reports Declining Revenue on Supply-Chain Disruptions

(Bloomberg) -- HP Inc. reported declining quarterly… link to full story

05.28.20 - United Alloy plans two-week shutdown as COVID-19 ripples across supply chain

JANESVILLE United Alloy has announced plans to… link to full story

05.28.20 - For US Manufacturing to Grow, It’s Going to Take Tariffs, Experts Claim

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed holes in the U.S.… link to full story

05.28.20 - USMCA Could Bring Mexican Factories Under Scrutiny

In many ways, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)… link to full story

05.28.20 - Will COVID-19 Catalyze Made-in-America Manufacturing Policies?

Prior to COVID-19, virtually every industrial sector… link to full story

05.27.20 - House set to back China sanctions amid rising tensions with US

The House of Representatives is poised to give final… link to full story

05.27.20 - Lumber Prices Rebound From Coronavirus Decline

Futures are soaring on signs that the home-building… link to full story

05.27.20 - As Its Economy Slows, China Embraces a Weaker Currency

Chinese leaders have said they want to hold the yuan… link to full story

05.27.20 - China Warns Tough-Talking US Could Push Pair Into a ‘New Cold War’

Relations between the U.S. and China have devolved… link to full story

05.26.20 - A Florida toy importer braces for retail upheaval

(Reuters) - Most U.S. states have begun to reopen their… link to full story

05.26.20 - Pandemic leads to ‘complete disruption’ of container flows

Canceled shipments hurt carriers as much as blanked… link to full story

05.26.20 - German government offers Lufthansa $10 billion bailout

After fully privatizing Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: LHA)… link to full story

05.26.20 - Latam Air Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Stymied by Lockdowns

 Chilean airline seeking U.S. court protection from… link to full story

05.22.20 - Americans Are Cooking More Seafood, but Fishermen Are Struggling

Without restaurant orders keeping them afloat, seafood… link to full story

05.22.20 - Coronavirus Widens the Retail Divide: Macy’s Sales Fall 45%, Best Buy Slips 6%

Macy’s expects $1 billion quarterly loss; Victoria’s… link to full story

05.22.20 - China's new air cargo gate-in rule eases congestion, but impacts freighters

China’s new ‘gate-in’ rule for air cargo has prompted… link to full story

05.22.20 - Large US truckload carriers cut capacity again in Q1

Large US truckload carriers stuck to plans to reduce… link to full story

05.21.20 - Global Business Activity Starts to Steady, but Recovery Looks Far Off

Data show a slower decline in U.S., eurozone and Japan… link to full story

05.21.20 - Panasonic to move appliance production from Thailand to Vietnam

Factory near Bangkok will be shuttered in cost-cutting… link to full story

05.21.20 - Evergreen and Yang Ming in talks over state-aid access

Two heavyweight Taiwanese carriers are said to be exploring… link to full story

05.21.20 - WTO Goods Barometer Flashes Red as COVID-19 Disrupts Global Trade

The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to… link to full story

05.20.20 - China Ramping Up Purchases of U.S. Farm Goods

As phase one of trade deal gets under way, Beijing… link to full story

05.20.20 - Air cargo capacity concerns fade, but rates still rising

Fears that the reopening of major economies will place… link to full story

05.20.20 - Puget Sound cargo shipping drops sharply as coronavirus pandemic stalls trade

As cargo volumes to major Washington ports fall amid… link to full story

05.20.20 - Higher Hurricane Activity Could Hit Supply Chains Hard This Year: Report

If battling the symptoms of coronavirus hasn’t been… link to full story

05.19.20 - European Ports Hit Hard by Coronavirus Lockdowns

Two-thirds of European ports report falling ship calls… link to full story

05.19.20 - Global Economic Recovery Might Take Up to 3 Years, Say European Bosses

Business leaders surveyed by Conference Board hold… link to full story

05.19.20 - Tax Breaks, Subsidies May Be New Tools to Pull US Supply Chains From China

The United States may start paying companies to move… link to full story

05.19.20 - COVID-19 leaves bunker market awash in low-sulfur feedstocks

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has managed… link to full story

05.18.20 - ‘The only way to survive is take out cost’ — Hapag-Lloyd chief

Rolf Habben Jansen says he expects a ‘small double-digit… link to full story

05.18.20 - LA Port Chief: Trade Policies Could Cost US 15% of Imports

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, as… link to full story

05.18.20 - Could China’s Recovery Offer a Roadmap for Retail Rebound?

The fashion industry at large is looking to China as… link to full story

05.15.20 - Highway Regulators Shift Work Rules for Truck Drivers

New flexibility on breaks, rest time will loosen restrictions… link to full story

05.15.20 - FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores

Kohl’s, Abercrombie & Fitch among two dozen companies… link to full story

05.15.20 - Coronavirus Has Been a Boon for China’s Railways

With the pandemic choking sea and air freight, companies… link to full story

05.14.20 - WorldACD: Air cargo revenues up but volumes down in April

Air cargo revenues and yields continued to improve… link to full story

05.14.20 - Top US Shippers: US electronics importers turn to Mexico

A doubling of US electronics imports from Mexico last… link to full story

05.14.20 - Soaring Prices, Rotting Crops: Coronavirus Triggers Global Food Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic hit the world at a time of… link to full story

05.14.20 - Maersk Expects Container Shipping Volumes to Fall Up to 25%

The boxship operator beat expectations and posted a… link to full story

05.13.20 - China trade expert says US farm deal hinges on tensions easing

China is still willing to meet its American farm purchase… link to full story

05.13.20 - Korean Air plans to raise over $800 million to stay afloat

Korean Air Lines Co. plans to sell new shares to raise… link to full story

05.13.20 - Warehouse capacity contracts as imports arrive amid low demand, closed storefronts

Dive Brief: The Logistics Managers' Index (LMI),… link to full story

05.13.20 - India Looks to Lure Factories Leaving China With Land Access

When factories leave China to avoid the kinds of supply… link to full story

05.12.20 - Latin American Makers Scramble to Stem Losses as Brands Scrap Orders

Latin America’s textile and apparel makers are struggling… link to full story

05.12.20 - YRC Seeks to Preserve Cash in Troubled Trucking Market

Trucker lays off, furloughs workers as coronavirus… link to full story

05.12.20 - Under Armour Says Revenue Could Fall 60% This Quarter

Sports-apparel maker is hit by store closures during… link to full story

05.12.20 - Coronavirus Lockdowns Trigger Big Drop in Consumer Prices

CPI down 0.8% as index for gasoline prices tumbles… link to full story

05.11.20 - Colombian airline Avianca files for bankruptcy in US court

Colombia's national airline, Avianca, has filed for… link to full story

05.11.20 - Korea Warns of Trade Pain That Will Shift Supply Chains

The coronavirus pandemic will hammer South Korea’s… link to full story

05.11.20 - India Reopens Economy But Millions of Workers Stay Home

When Bharat Gite reopened his two aluminum parts factories… link to full story

05.11.20 - Factories Close for Good as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

Some manufacturers that furloughed employees during… link to full story

05.11.20 - Bangladesh garment sector hit by 87% plunge in exports through Chittagong

Bangladesh’s import and export volumes in April nosedived… link to full story

05.08.20 - Thousands of Seafarers Stranded by Pandemic Plead for Relief

Industry groups call for urgent government actions… link to full story

05.08.20 - Tesla Idles China Plant, Suspending Vehicle Output Worldwide

 Company says it’s conducting normal maintenance work  Workers… link to full story

05.08.20 - China Counters Coronavirus Crunch With a Surprise Rise in Exports

Outbound shipments rise 3.5% in April compared with… link to full story

05.08.20 - Why Clorox Wipes Are Still So Hard to Find

Shortage isn’t improving; ‘within 30-45 minutes they’re… link to full story

05.07.20 - India Looks to Lure More Than 1,000 U.S. Companies Out of China

Medical equipment suppliers, auto parts to be given… link to full story

05.07.20 - U.S. Factories Face a Hitch in Reopening: Mexico’s Shutdown

U.S. manufacturers preparing to resume production after… link to full story

05.07.20 - Brazil soybean exports at record high

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Brazil set a new soybean export… link to full story

05.06.20 - The 6 Supply Chain Trends the COVID-19 Crisis will Accelerate

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye opener in identifying… link to full story

05.06.20 - China Nose-Dived From Top-Supplier Status in March

As the American economy hit the skids in March, apparel… link to full story

05.06.20 - Quarterly inventories fall for first time since 2018

Dive Brief: Nonfarm inventories value fell nearly… link to full story

05.06.20 - USDA to purchase $470M in surplus meat, dairy and produce

Dive Brief: The Department of Agriculture announced… link to full story

05.05.20 - Some Shipping Lines May Not Survive Downturn, Hapag-Lloyd Chief Says

Chief of Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd expects an uncertain… link to full story

05.05.20 - How to restart operations after coronavirus shock: A logistics perspective

The COVID-19 crisis is a human tragedy with almost… link to full story

05.05.20 - As trucking demand craters in April, rates follow

Dive Brief: In April, demand for trucking cratered.… link to full story

05.05.20 - Trump Administration ‘Turbo-charging’ Efforts to Force Firms From China

As the Trump administration gears up for what promises… link to full story

05.04.20 - Cars Stuck at Sea Shows Weight of U.S. Auto Industry Glut

By Chester Dawson (Bloomberg) — The length of almost… link to full story

05.04.20 - Stocks Keep Rallying, Despite Lack of Visibility on Economy

Investors say they are ‘flying in the dark’ as the… link to full story

05.04.20 - Trump Threatens New China Tariffs as Punishment for Pandemic

President Trump may look to pay China back for its… link to full story

05.04.20 - Trade Groups Petition Congress for PPP Expansion, Tariff Relief

As the timeline for reopening the economy remains uncertain,… link to full story

05.01.20 - Trump Administration Remains Hopeful on China Trade Pact Despite Coronavirus

Senior U.S. trade official expressed confidence that… link to full story

05.01.20 - China’s Exporters Are Feeling Gloomy Even as Economy Restarts

Factories are resuming production, but pandemic-triggered… link to full story

05.01.20 - Australia subsidises forwarders to pool shipments to get cargo in the air

Australian freight forwarders need to work together… link to full story

05.01.20 - Coronavirus Slows But Won’t Halt Shipping’s Focus on Global Trade

Ocean carriers say big ships and globalization will… link to full story

April 2020 Industry News
04.30.20 - Covid-19 impact on airlines sees interest in freighter conversion take off

Freighter conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers… link to full story

04.30.20 - Tough going for carriers forced to keep trying to match supply with falling demand

Indications are that ocean carrier financials for the… link to full story

04.30.20 - Vietnam confident exports can recover, but needs a rebound in global demand

Vietnam could see a v-shape freight recovery if the… link to full story

04.30.20 - March a month of two halves for air freight, with carriers forced to adapt

The air freight results for March are out – and the… link to full story

04.29.20 - Global recession will weigh on air cargo recovery: IATA

Air cargo capacity is maxed out and can’t meet current… link to full story

04.29.20 - U.S. Economy Shrank at 4.8% Pace in First Quarter

Gross domestic product recorded steepest contraction… link to full story

04.29.20 - Coronavirus Upheaval Triggers Corporate Search for Supply-Chain Technology

From digital systems to robots, companies are stepping… link to full story

04.29.20 - Bangladesh Has Reopened Hundreds of Garment Factories on a ‘Limited’ Scale

Hundreds of garment factories in Bangladesh have reopened… link to full story

04.28.20 - Toll Group denies rumours parent Japan Post is looking for a buyer

Toll Group has denied it is to be sold by owner Japan… link to full story

04.28.20 - China crackdown on shoddy PPE exports pushing air cargo rates even higher

A Beijing crackdown on shoddy medical exports has led… link to full story

04.28.20 - Blank sailings have reached their scheduled peak

Dive Brief: The canceled sailings by ocean carriers… link to full story

04.28.20 - PwC: Supply chains unlikely to relocate post-coronavirus

Dive Brief: Supply chains will diversify in the… link to full story

04.27.20 - Tight Airfreight Capacity Will Hamper Post-Coronavirus Recovery, DHL Chief Says

Frank Appel says that despite the turmoil, business… link to full story

04.27.20 - Ship Orders Crash as Coronavirus Takes a Toll on Seaborne Trade

A new report says shipbuilding investment in the first… link to full story

04.27.20 - IBrands CEO Sees PPE Becoming a Wardrobe and Cultural Staple for Years to Come

In January, Remy Garson, CEO of IBrands Global, acted… link to full story

04.24.20 - As Coronavirus Weighs on Trade, South Korea Launches World’s Largest Container Ship

The rollout comes as Seoul is pumping $33 billion to… link to full story

04.24.20 - Railroads Prepare for Quick Turnaround

Idled by coronavirus, CSX and Union Pacific have kept… link to full story

04.24.20 - Korean Textile Group Cries Foul As Kohl’s Cancels $100M in Placed Apparel Orders

Big-box retailer Kohl’s has reportedly canceled apparel… link to full story

04.23.20 - Global Container Shipments Set to Fall 30% in Next Few Months

Warehouses are getting so full of goods like fridges… link to full story

04.23.20 - Globalized Commerce Might Prove Resilient to the Pandemic

Companies might reshore some production of medical… link to full story

04.23.20 - How COVID-19 makes the case for 'high-road' supply chains

The pandemic exposes threats to global supply chains… link to full story

04.23.20 - Tariff Deferral’s Impact on Apparel and Footwear: What You Need to Know

The 90-day duty deferral on certain imports for American… link to full story

04.22.20 - Trade Show Organizers Consider Plan B Options, Expect to Scale Back

Calendars that would ordinarily be filled with flight… link to full story

04.22.20 - E-Commerce Explosion in China Behind GLP’s New $2.1B Fund

Global logistics company GLP closed on its newest fund,… link to full story

04.22.20 - Box carriers 'turning a deaf ear' to calls to cancel BAFs as oil price slumps

With oil prices plunging to less than $20 per barrel,… link to full story

04.21.20 - Customs Officially Postpones Duty Payments for 90 Days

While news of a duty deferral for certain imports seemingly… link to full story

04.21.20 - Singapore non-oil exports defy coronavirus disruption to surge 17.6% in March

SINGAPORE - Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx)… link to full story

04.21.20 - PwC, AmCham China predict companies will pursue a 'China+1' strategy after COVID-19

Dive Brief: Despite the trade war and COVID-19 outbreak,… link to full story

04.21.20 - 35% of ports say demand for food, medical supplies storage increased

Dive Brief: At 35% of ports, the coronavirus outbreak… link to full story

04.20.20 - U.S. Delays Some Tariff Payments, Leaves China Levies in Place

The U.S. will allow companies to defer paying tariffs… link to full story

04.20.20 - Virginia Closes Port Terminal as Volumes Dive From Coronavirus Impact

America’s sixth-biggest container port shuts one of… link to full story

04.20.20 - Vietnam garment makers hung out to dry as global orders vanish

Industry leader Vinatex weighs furloughs for 50,000… link to full story

04.17.20 - China's Economy Retreats, With Pandemic Causing Biggest GDP Drop In Decades

China's economy contracted by 6.8% in the first three… link to full story

04.17.20 - U.S. Joining Global Push Allowing Cargo Shipments in Passenger Jet Cabins

Regulators seek to smooth the flow of critical medical… link to full story

04.17.20 - Divided Supply Chains Are Challenging Producers, Retailers

Coronavirus-driven market upheaval has companies struggling… link to full story

04.17.20 - Megaships Proving a Drag on Ocean Carriers in Trade Downturn

Collapsing demand from coronavirus pandemic restrictions… link to full story

04.16.20 - Coronavirus in the Caribbean: Container volumes plunge

In the first article of a two-part series, FreightWaves… link to full story

04.16.20 - ‘Unprecedented disruption’ to supply chain slams US port volumes

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Long Beach,… link to full story

04.16.20 - JB Hunt says shippers' ability to pay is big risk in Q2

Dive Brief: J.B. Hunt's top concern, aside from… link to full story

04.15.20 - Fall off in freight and rates prompts layoffs as trucks sit idle

More than 70% of the 270 fleets surveyed last week… link to full story

04.15.20 - China’s Jeans Shipments to US Fell 63% in First Two Months of Year Amid COVID-19 Closures

U.S. denim imports were down significantly in the first… link to full story

04.15.20 - Coronavirus Hit on China Trade Eases, but Export Outlook Is Bleak

Chinese businesses are bouncing back, but the pandemic… link to full story

04.15.20 - Here’s How Apparel and Textile Factories Are Adapting to a Virus-Riddled World

On the ground at factories from the U.S. to China,… link to full story

04.14.20 - The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow

From airlines to car makers, companies are planning… link to full story

04.14.20 - Bangladesh Factories to Close Through End of April as Coronavirus Cases Accelerate

With both orders and workforce numbers shrinking and… link to full story

04.14.20 - MSC battles to keep freight moving as network outage stretches into fourth day

As Monday’s Daily Splash newsletter readied to publish… link to full story

04.14.20 - March container volume down 11% at Port Houston

Container activity at Port Houston began slowing in… link to full story

04.13.20 - MSC sites down; carrier not ruling out cyberattack

In a world where almost everyone works from home and… link to full story

04.13.20 - Now, a Different Kind of Epidemic: Force Majeure Claims

The coronavirus pandemic has brought chaos to supplier-buyer… link to full story

04.13.20 - Will business, investing ever return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic changed everything?

Pandemic likely to cause ‘radical shifts’ in how businesses… link to full story

04.13.20 - Global footwear group's Vietnam operations suspended for two days

HANOI (Reuters) - Pou Chen Corp (9904.TW), the world’s… link to full story

04.10.20 - India’s Food Supply Chain Frays as People Stay Home

Country’s reliance on people power to harvest, distribute… link to full story

04.10.20 - WTO Sees Trade Decline Possibly on Par With Great Depression

Global trade flows could fall by almost a third this… link to full story

04.10.20 - March Cargo Imports Hit Five-Year Low

Cargo imports at U.S. retail container ports plunged… link to full story

04.10.20 - Here’s Why Suppliers Will Face Their Biggest Headwinds in the Second Half of 2020

If the first half of 2020 dropped some big surprises… link to full story

04.09.20 - FourKites’ research takes long look at COVID-19-related delays and dwell times

Data recently issued by Chicago-based FourKites, a… link to full story

04.09.20 - Ocean Carriers Idle Container Ships in Droves on Falling Trade Demand

More than 10% of the global boxship fleet are anchored… link to full story

04.09.20 - Container Shipping Lines Cancel Sailings to Weather Coronavirus Storm

The ‘blanked’ services extend into the early part of… link to full story

04.08.20 - March US imports slammed by effects of COVID-19

US imports from Asia in March fell to the lowest level… link to full story

04.08.20 - Japanese mega boxship slams into cranes at Busan New Port

Yet another gantry crane has been pulverised by a poorly… link to full story

04.08.20 - Truckers Cut Spending as Factory Slowdown Weighs on Operators

Hit by the coronavirus-driven slowdown, several carriers… link to full story

04.08.20 - Shipping Executive Expects Month of May to Be Difficult

Rodolphe Saadé, chief executive of France’s CMA CGM,… link to full story

04.07.20 - Norden CEO does not expect improved bulk market until 2021

2020 has been written off for the dry bulk market,… link to full story

04.07.20 - UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter To Develop Versatile Drone Fleet

UPS drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF)… link to full story

04.07.20 - China Factory Orders, Exports Plummet as New Virus Cases Pick Up

China has been touted as the positive amid all of the… link to full story

04.07.20 - Gap Inc. Halts Summer and Fall Orders as COVID-19 Threatens Business

Gap Inc. has put a pause on much of the product that… link to full story

04.06.20 - With Coronavirus Shutdowns, Airlines Learn to Manage Without Flying Many Planes

Executives instead navigate bailouts, renegotiate contracts,… link to full story

04.06.20 - As Countries Bar Medical Exports, Some Suggest Bans May Backfire

Restricting key supplies may prolong the coronavirus’s… link to full story

04.06.20 - Container lines could lose upwards of USD 23 billion in the corona crisis

Container shipping companies face massive billion dollar… link to full story

04.06.20 - Canned food sprees won’t save aluminum

(Bloomberg Opinion)—Aluminum isn’t the worst-performing… link to full story

04.03.20 - China’s New Coronavirus Policies Disrupt U.S. Air Cargo Operations

FedEx, UPS made appeals to top Trump administration… link to full story

04.03.20 - Savannah extends truck closures to all Saturdays in April

The Port of Savannah will close to drivers on all Saturdays… link to full story

04.03.20 - Industrial Suppliers Under Pressure As Coronavirus-Driven Demand Surges

Inventories at industrial wholesalers and suppliers… link to full story

04.03.20 - Auto-Parts Suppliers Teeter as Car Production Halts

Shutdowns ripple through supply chain, prompting some… link to full story

04.02.20 - Ocean shipping services continue to deteriorate

It’s getting even uglier out there in the ocean trades. Not… link to full story

04.02.20 - Shippers worry about container lines' financials and fear another Hanjin

Several shippers have begun fearing for the financial… link to full story

04.02.20 - CMA CGM close to downgrade by Moody's

The coronavirus' impact on the global container market… link to full story

04.02.20 - 2M voids one in five voyages in second quarter

Sliding demand forces container alliance 2M, which… link to full story

04.01.20 - Factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

  LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Factories fell quiet across… link to full story

04.01.20 - Ross Stores Cancels All Merchandise Orders for the Next Three Months

Ross Stores is cancelling all orders for merchandise… link to full story

04.01.20 - Ceva Logistics declares force majeure, citing possible rate changes and surcharges

Dive Brief: Ceva Logistics declared force majeure… link to full story

04.01.20 - Maersk crew hospitalized in China with suspected coronavirus

If confirmed, these would be the first reported cases… link to full story

March 2020 Industry News
03.31.20 - Coronavirus could hold up annual ocean shipping contracts

The degree of uncertainty within the U.S. container… link to full story

03.31.20 - Ocean container volumes are about to fall off a cliff

The new market outlook of U.K.-based consultancy Maritime… link to full story

03.31.20 - India to Miss Sugar Export Target as Lockdown Roils Ports

Sugar mills in India, the world’s third-biggest shipper,… link to full story

03.31.20 - Volume decline spurs Baltimore terminal to close for two days

Maryland port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal will not move… link to full story

03.31.20 - Shippers shocked by scale and speed of blanked sailing announcements

Carriers are rushing through blanked sailing announcements… link to full story

03.30.20 - Coronavirus: Why did Xi Jinping choose this port city for his economy fact-finding trip?

Chinese president makes his first visit outside Beijing… link to full story

03.30.20 - U.S. Plans to Stop Collecting Import Tariffs for Three Months, Officials Say

Move aimed at helping U.S. businesses WASHINGTON—The… link to full story

03.30.20 - Change of dynamic: air freight demand now 'the reverse of three weeks ago'

Air freight demand is expected to plummet as consumers… link to full story

03.27.20 - The Second Virus Shockwave Is Hitting China’s Factories Already

   European, U.S. firms canceling orders and delaying… link to full story

03.27.20 - Containers pile up at Indian docks amid COVID-19 lockdown

With Indian ports facing serious inland service shortages… link to full story

03.27.20 - CBP’s Duty Relief Short-Lived as Importers Warned to Pay Up

The duty relief offered by the federal government on imports last… link to full story

03.27.20 - Coronavirus Rattles Shipping Industry as Supply Shock Moves to Demand Decline

Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express is bracing for… link to full story

03.27.20 - Critical medical supplies are stuck in China with no planes to ship them

Michael Einhorn’s Chinese suppliers of masks and surgical… link to full story

03.27.20 - Port of LA’s Seroka outlines efforts to protect workers and keep port operational

In a press conference, today, Port of Los Angeles Executive… link to full story

03.26.20 - Coronavirus Upends Trucking Networks, With Heavy One-Way Flows

Drivers worry about lack of hand sanitizer while some… link to full story

03.26.20 - China Is Open for Business, but the Postcoronavirus Reboot Looks Slow and Rocky

Factories are back, stores are opening, but demand… link to full story

03.26.20 - Passenger Airlines Start Shifting Idled Planes Into Freight Business

With travel demand plummeting, the jets can relieve… link to full story

03.26.20 - U.S. Will Approve Some Delays in Tariff Payments Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Steel producers criticize efforts to delay or roll… link to full story

03.25.20 - White House not considering three-month tariff deferral: Navarro

(Reuters) - The White House’s top trade advisor denied… link to full story

03.25.20 - India’s Leader Declares Nationwide Lockdown

‘I appeal with folded hands, don’t come out of your… link to full story

03.25.20 - PIL forced to defend its late payments again

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has been forced once… link to full story

03.25.20 - West Coast ports adjust night shift hours for COVID-19 sanitizing

Terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles, Long… link to full story

03.25.20 - All iPhone production in India suspended as country goes on 21-day lockdown

All iPhone production in India has been suspended as… link to full story

03.24.20 - Trump Hopes to Have U.S. Reopened by Easter, Despite Health Experts’ Warnings

President says Americans could continue social distancing… link to full story

03.24.20 - BREAKING: India Shuts Factories, Locks Down Country for 21 Days to Contain Coronavirus Crisis

Starting Wednesday, India will be under complete lockdown… link to full story

03.24.20 - US truckers enjoy demand surge but ‘scary’ shakeout looms

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo… link to full story

03.24.20 - Fashion Retailers Cancel Nearly $1.5 Billion in Orders from Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector is teetering… link to full story

03.23.20 - India locks down over 100 million people amid coronavirus fears

The capital New Delhi and over 80 cities and districts… link to full story

03.23.20 - DHL Global Forwarding declares force majeure, reserving the right to modify services

Dive Brief: DHL Global Forwarding has invoked force… link to full story

03.23.20 - Despite global crisis, Trump resists calls for tariff relief

Hardly a day goes by right now without business groups… link to full story

03.20.20 - Why And How Coronavirus Will Sharply Change The Supply Chain

Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2 which causes COVID-19) is causing… link to full story

03.20.20 - Gov. Newsom expands Bay Area shelter-in-place to all of California

It comes three days after the Bay Area instituted its… link to full story

03.19.20 - U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass 10,000

China reports no new domestic virus infections for… link to full story

03.19.20 - China Shipping Exports Rebound, Just as Western Ports Cope With Coronavirus Downturn

Chinese gateways are again moving cargo after a two-month… link to full story

03.19.20 - As Coronavirus Spreads, U.S. Looks to New Tools to Fight Fallout

Trump invokes Defense Production Act, Senate passes… link to full story

03.19.20 - Truckers Facing Coronavirus Hurdles in Keeping Supply Chains Moving

Potential travel restrictions, controls at loading… link to full story

03.18.20 - Worldwide Seafood Traceability Standards Launch

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST),… link to full story

03.18.20 - Container lines cancel China ports reefer surcharges

Container lines are cancelling surcharges for reefer… link to full story

03.18.20 - Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong Face Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

Returning travelers are bringing back new risks of… link to full story

03.18.20 - Coronavirus Pushes Factories to Stagger Shifts, Separate Workers

Manufacturers in the U.S. keep producing for now; ‘We… link to full story

03.18.20 - California ports try to balance flow, COVID-19 safety

Volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific are down noticeably… link to full story

03.17.20 - Coronavirus Watch: Oakland Port, Airport to Remain Open

Oakland Port, Airport to Remain Open (March 16, 8:00… link to full story

03.17.20 - Spot rates soar as shipping resumes, but don't take advantage, carriers warned

The newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission… link to full story

03.17.20 - Canadian Parliament rushes through ratification of USMCA trade pact

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian Parliament rushed through… link to full story

03.16.20 - Coronavirus Deaths Outside China Exceed Those Inside

Center of pandemic shifts to Europe and U.S., where… link to full story

03.16.20 - China’s Business Activity Turns Broadly Negative for First Time

Business activity, for the first time on record, turned… link to full story

03.16.20 - U.S. Suspends Truck-Driving Limits to Speed Coronavirus Shipments

The move comes as hospitals report shortages and retailers… link to full story

03.16.20 - U.S. Grants Tariff Exemptions for More Medical Goods From China

Reversal on tariffs comes amid worsening coronavirus… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases… link to full story

03.12.20 - Morgan Stanley: Freight transport feeling impact of COVID-19

The impact of the novel coronavirus on the freight… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus-Closed Factories in China Face Delays in Restarting as Authorities Flip-Flop

Authorities push back the restart date for most plants… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus Declared Pandemic by World Health Organization

U.S. cases top 1,100; Germany’s Merkel warns of broader… link to full story

03.11.20 - Busiest U.S. port for China trade says coronavirus hits volume

(Reuters) - Cargo volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles… link to full story

03.11.20 - Business travel sector to lose $820 billion in revenue on coronavirus hit: industry group

(Reuters) - The global business travel sector is expected… link to full story

03.11.20 - Blanking figures show impact of coronavirus beginning to ease

As Chinese manufacturing shows signs of returning to… link to full story

03.11.20 - Coronavirus Confronts Global Economy With Tough Recovery

Companies are dealing with both a shock to their supply… link to full story

03.10.20 - Coronavirus is decimating IMO 2020 ship-scrubber savings

Marine-fuel pricing has actually fallen year-on-year… link to full story

03.10.20 - Trump to Propose Steps to Ease Economic Fallout From Coronavirus

Measures may include payroll-tax cut, relief for hourly… link to full story

03.10.20 - 'Coronavirus impact subsiding rapidly' as China shipping revives

While Europe and North America begin to grapple with… link to full story

03.10.20 - Coronavirus: uncertain outlook for US box imports

National Retail Federation survey finds that 40% of… link to full story

03.09.20 - Companies That Got Out of China Before Coronavirus Are Still Tangled in Its Supply Chains

The epidemic has laid bare a central problem for manufacturers:… link to full story

03.09.20 - Italy Locks Down the Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus

Quarantine bans movement into and out of northern provinces,… link to full story

03.09.20 - China’s Exports Plunge Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Country’s exports drop 17.2%, marking the sharpest… link to full story

03.09.20 - U.S. Trade Officials Grant Tariff Relief for Face Masks, Medical Equipment

Exclusions are approved for 27 companies in light of… link to full story

03.06.20 - Coronavirus Fallout Poses Challenges for Most Vulnerable U.S. Retailers

Neiman Marcus, Jo-Ann Stores and other retailers depend… link to full story

03.06.20 - Carriers set to cut Asia-USWC capacity in response to weakening outlook

Capacity on the transpacific Asia-US west coast tradelane… link to full story

03.06.20 - Amazon Dogged by Price Gouging as Coronavirus Fears Grow

Third-party sellers on the website charging as much… link to full story

03.06.20 - Coronavirus Test Kits Aren’t Keeping Up With Surging U.S. Demand

Some of the hardest-hit places in the country say they… link to full story

03.05.20 - President Trump signs bill to add CBP ag specialists to ports

The 2019 Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture… link to full story

03.05.20 - US, Europe backhaul box rates rise on coronavirus

As predicted, the coronavirus-induced cancellations… link to full story

03.05.20 - How coronavirus chaos is affecting payroll in China

Business consultant Gary Dvorchak has lived in Beijing… link to full story

03.05.20 - Curbed by Coronavirus, China’s Truckers Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

Millions of truck drivers are being kept off the road,… link to full story

03.05.20 - Record stashes of steel fill China's mills as factories stall

Industry fears another export wave that floods global… link to full story

03.05.20 - Coronavirus Snarls Trans-Pacific Shipping and Ripples Through U.S. Business

There are few China-bound vessels and an imbalance… link to full story

03.04.20 - CargoMetrics data reveals depth of China cargo collapse

Just how severely has the coronavirus curtailed cargo… link to full story

03.04.20 - Port of LA taking ‘substantial’ hit from coronavirus

Baltimore terminal reduces working hours; Georgia ports… link to full story

03.04.20 - China’s Biggest Shipyard Raises $718 Million to Ease Coronavirus Impact

State-owned companies are accessing “coronavirus bonds”… link to full story

03.04.20 - U.S. Service Industries Feel Weight of Coronoavirus Uncertainty

Surveys show disruptions in sourcing materials and… link to full story

03.04.20 - Coronavirus panic: Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

Perhaps the worst doomsday scenario is this: being… link to full story

03.04.20 - Air cargo data shows weak start to 2020: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… link to full story

03.03.20 - Troubled PIL sells containerships to Seaspan and Wan Hai to raise cash

After its shock withdrawal from the transpacific this… link to full story

03.03.20 - Coronavirus: China plastic factory shut down after asymptomatic worker tested positive

Guofeng Plastic in Hefei in Anhui province was forced… link to full story

03.02.20 - Coronavirus 'biggest threat to global economy since financial crisis'

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development… link to full story

03.02.20 - United Airlines slashes Asia flights as coronavirus spreads

Airfreight capacity tightens in Korea In a further… link to full story

February 2020 Industry News
02.28.20 - Shipping Giant CMA CGM’s Debt Plan Seen at Risk Amid Virus Fears

The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to scupper… link to full story

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