Request Info

Freight update September 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

Canada border officer strike leads to delays

Cargo_111276491_sCanadian customs officers began a work-to-rule strike at the border on August 6, 2021. Truck drivers are feeling the impact with long lineups and delays. Read more

Ports facing unprecedented crisis

The pandemic has brought the biggest disruption since the start of container shipping 65 years ago. The entire port infrastructure system has been overwhelmed for the past year—and there are currently 353 container ships stuck outside ports around the world. Read more

Docking resumes at Ningbo after two-week shutdown

Ships have resumed berthing operations and full activity at one of the world’s busiest ports may be restored shortly after a two-week shutdown to quarantine dockworkers. The Ningbo Meishan Island Container Terminal, also known as Meishan terminal, suspended operations after a vaccinated worker came down with the Delta variant of COVID-19. Read more

Companies priced out of international freight transportation

Reduced capacity and rising shipping rates began reaching record highs months ago. But now, purchasing ocean transportation has become so expensive that some companies with lower-value commodities can’t afford to import anymore. One ocean carrier told a company it would cost $32,000 to ship a group of standard containers from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Read more

We’ll continue to offer you insights into the worldwide freight industry—and we’re here to help you navigate these challenging times. With more than half a century of international shipping and freight experience, we are your full-service freight partner. Contact us today to learn how we can streamline your operations.

Learn more about our Freight Forwarding Services.

Contact us today!

Keeping you in the loop. It's what we do.

Back to blog list