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Port of Felixstowe at a Standstill, What Does This Mean for the Holidays?

Port of Felixstowe at a Standstill, What Does This Mean for the Holidays? The U.K.’s largest container port, The Port of Felixstowe, is essentially at a standstill after 1,900 members of the Unite union walked out for eight days over failed wage negotiations. Based on trade data analysis by MDS Transmodal* the total value of containers impacted […]

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Shipping Container Industry Plagued by Scammers Impersonating Legitimate Businesses

Shipping Container Industry Plagued by Scammers Impersonating Legitimate Businesses Scammers are holding the shipping container industry to ransom, businesses are losing money and thousands of customers claim they have been duped. The sturdy walls of steel have become hot property for storage, cafes and even homes. Some companies say they are moving around 500 containers

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Biosecurity Threats Affecting Supply Chains

Biosecurity Threats Affecting Supply Chains The Freight and Trade Alliance (FTA), the peak industry body representing customs brokers, freight forwarders and importers says biosecurity threats and processing delays are adding costs and inflationary pressures to supply chains. Paul Zalai, FTA Director says these biosecurity threats such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Japanese encephalitis, African

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Fire Brought Under Control After Burning for 5 Days at Cuba’s Largest Port for Crude Oil and Fuel Imports

Fire Brought Under Control After Burning for 5 Days at Cuba’s Largest Port for Crude Oil and Fuel Imports Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba’s history. Over five days the fire destroyed 40% of the Caribbean island’s main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts. Raging flames

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Supply Chains ‘broken’ and ‘burned-out’ Workers Slowing Transit Time from Asia

Supply Chains ‘broken’ and ‘burned-out’ Workers Slowing Transit Time from Asia Despite falling demand, transit times from Asia have failed to improve, signifying a “broken” supply chains and “burned-out” logistics workers. According to Mr Lin, a Taiwanese freight forwarder, reduced consumer spending is “dragging down” ocean and air freight demand, leading customers to assume transit

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APL Vanda Stack Collapse Leave Shippers Frustrated

APL Vanda Stack Collapse Leave Shippers Frustrated Frustrated shippers and freight forwarders have written to The Loadstar in an effort to discover what has happened to their cargo, after the French container line CMA CGM continues to obfuscate over the APL Vanda stack collapse. One Bangladeshi freight forwarder wrote in desperation asking if we could trace his container, while a

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