The latest industry news and BDP Happenings from across the globe.

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February 14, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Historic Arctic outbreak brings dangerous cold, snow and ice to central and southern U.S.

A historic Arctic outbreak continues to bring a bone-chilling deep freeze to the central United States, as the coldest air in generations plunges south and is accompanied by snow and ice all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

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February 1, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Containership schedule reliability at lowest level since records began

Global container service scheduled reliability has declined to its lowest levels since records began, according to new data from SeaIntelligence Consulting.

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January 27, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Maersk Essen diverting to Mexico after container loss in Pacific

The Maersk containership that suffered a significant container loss In the Pacific while sailing toward Los Angeles is now diverting south to Mexico.

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Michael Ford January 26, 2021 BDP Tradewatch

Update from the Biden Administration on aluminum imports and licensing requirements

President Biden has issued a recent Presidential Action that places a freeze on all new and pending rules, including the recent announcement regarding aluminum imports.

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January 25, 2021 Ocean Freight BDP Newswatch

Shippers and forwarders mull legal bid against alliances to cap soaring rates

The European Commission has said it does not regard the huge container spot rate increases between Asia and Europe as sufficient justification to investigate carriers for an infringement of the Block Exemption Regulation (BER) for consortia.

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