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LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH CONGESTION FINALLY EASING

The Los Angeles-Long Beach ports have struggled with terminal, rail, and truck congestion issues since November of last year. They are now seeing some relief and anticipate normality by mid-March.

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BLANK SAILINGS STILL AN ISSUE: PLAN IN ADVANCE

As reported last week, blank sailings are a common practice we see happening after the Chinese New year.
Rates are being reduced and GRI scheduled for March 15 is not projected to be implemented. Carriers are still having blank sailings in order to try to push rates back up by making space tight, creating high demand with low supply.

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TARIFFS DELAYED

On February 24th, President Trump made the announcement the United States is planning to delay additional China tariffs originally scheduled to start tomorrow. Additional tariffs implemented last year have not gone away and the U.S. trade deficit with China is expected to have grown to more than $400 billion. If you are among the ones affected by 2018 rounds of tariffs, we have free e-books that will help you: 7 Strategies to Mitigate Tariff Costs and Sourcing: a Guide for Tariff Impact.

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CONGESTION AT RAILS IN CHICAGO

Weather restrictions and a high export demand are causing severe congestion at the BNSF rail yard in Chicago. This will mainly impact containers that are importing and exporting from the US West Coast, but could also impact other US origin/destination ports as well. A temporary restriction has been placed by BNSF on the number of containers gating in at LPC, both loaded and empties.

Let our team handle your transportation management and plan in advance for disruptions like this one. Contact us if you have any questions. Read BNSF official announcement

CLOSURE OF PAKISTAN AIR SPACE FOR 72  HOURS

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has advised that its commercial airspace will remain closed for all flights until midnight Thursday night. Flight operations were suspended in the wake of escalating tensions with India.

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