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Hapag container ship

January 15, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Congestion could clog California ports into February, Hapag-Lloyd warns

Hapag-Lloyd expects the current congestion at West Coast port facilities to continue into at least February, according to a recent update from the carrier.

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Stacked containers

Carmen Gerace, CTO and Gene Welsh, Exec. Director - Ocean Freight January 11, 2021 Ocean Freight Covid-19 BDP Newswatch

A new year, but shippers struggling with the same West Coast challenges

Carmen Gerace, Chief Transportation Officer, and Gene Welsh, Executive Director - Ocean Transport, share the latest updates and insight regarding the West Coast port situation including labor challenges, import cycles, an uptick in increased dwell time, and the severe shortage of chassis, among other issues.

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EU flag blowing in front of British flag

December 26, 2020 BDP Newswatch

Brexit trade deal published as UK calls for end to 'ugly' divisions

Britain on Saturday published the text of its narrow trade agreement with the European Union just five days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most momentous global shift since the loss of empire.

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Truck on road

December 21, 2020 BDP Newswatch

As E.U. nations cut ties to Britain over virus mutation, fears mount over supply chain disruptions

The British government scrambled Monday to dampen the impact of European entry bans prompted by fear of a coronavirus mutation, amid warnings they could lead to supply chain shortages and empty supermarket shelves.

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December 14, 2020 BDP Newswatch Brexit

U.K. And EU Will Keep Negotiating As Brexit Deadline Looms

With a hard end-of-year deadline looming, the U.K. and the European Union will continue negotiations to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday.

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