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Import containers

February 23, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

US import spike set to run into summer as west coast ports struggle

Container freight and charter markets are continuing to boom post-Chinese New Year, and analysts expect favourable conditions for carriers and shipowners to last at least into the second half.

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Port of Montreal

February 18, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Major economic and logistics impacts for Quebec and Ontario businesses that use the Port of Montreal

As the negotiation process is currently suspended and the truce between the dockworkers’ union CUPE 375 and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) draws to a close, and in the context of an unprecedented pandemic that the Canadian economy must continue to face, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) hopes that the parties will quickly reach an agreement to avoid a new work stoppage by the dockworkers.

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train track snow

February 16, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Winter weather disrupts Western rail service, logistics networks

Union Pacific began shutting all intermodal gates Tuesday morning as a result of weekend winter weather that impacted railroad crews in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin and Washington, it said in a service alert Monday. Adverse weather conditions are expected to continue this week.

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airplanes waiting at terminal of airport

February 15, 2021 BDP Newswatch Airfreight

'It's a juggling act' say handlers as cargo congestion swamps Europe's airports

Forwarders and other stakeholders are being urged to help stem the chaos at airports, as multiple hubs and handlers across western Europe face severe congestion, with no sign of flows easing despite China’s holiday.

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February 15, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

South slammed by winter storm, millions left without power in Texas

The South is being slammed by a rare winter storm, leaving millions in Texas without power on Monday as officials scramble to respond to snow and low temperatures in states that typically deal with neither.

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