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Nov 17, 2022
Imports from China fall faster than volume from other Asian origin countries

Tariffs, regional sourcing diversification, and expanding political strains contribute to divergent import trends between US imports from China vs. the…

Nov 17, 2022
Port lockout threatens Australian supply chains

In response to a lengthy industrial dispute, Svitzer, Australia’s largest tug boat operator, gave notice of an indefinite lockout to…

Nov 16, 2022
Carriers’ blank sailings strategy shows some impact

Despite weak demand, spot container rates ex Asia to North America west coast rebounded this week, though capacity management is…

Nov 16, 2022
Potential railroad strike date pushed to December

The BMWED rail union extends its status quo period to Dec. 9, in line with three other unions, setting up…

Nov 16, 2022
Pay deal ends Port of Liverpool’s strike

Liverpool port workers have approved a new labor contract, ending nearly two months of strike actions at the northwest England…

Nov 3, 2022
AfA and NCBFAA are calling for air cargo funds

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) released a whitepaper urging the…

Nov 1, 2022
Another rail union rejects a railroads contract offer as strike prospects linger

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) rejected a contract offer from the railroads where paid sick leave remains a critical…

Oct 26, 2022
2022 Diwali season spotlights economic strength

Strong consumer demand marks a resilient 2022 Diwali season, particularly in the auto sector. Strong commercial lending activity is also…

Oct 26, 2022
Key levers for ocean carriers to manage 2023 capacity explained

Ship scrapping, new vessel postponement, idling, slow steaming, blanking sailings… FreightWaves summarizes key supply side tools carriers use in response…

Oct 19, 2022
Bilateral tensions affect U.S. business operations in China

An annual member survey conducted by the U.S.-China Business Council gauges challenges and opportunities for U.S. companies in the China…