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US West Coast ports cancel container dwell fee

15 months after announcing a dwell fee for every container left on their terminals for more than nine days, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have not levied the charge and have now announced that it will disappear…

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US west coast shippers need to prepare

Contract negotiations between the ILWU, which represents nearly 14,000 port workers and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), on behalf of shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 west coast ports, will begin on the 12th of May, against a backdrop…

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US Polar Vortex receding

A third of the United States has been experiencing temperatures of -17C (0F) or below, with loss of life and severe impact on freight and transport infrastructure. Temperatures are expected to swing above average over the weekend, which means that…

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