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Photo: Port Charlotte area, National Hurricane Center, 3:05 PM EDT, 28 September 2022

Hurricane Ian Impacts Transportation and Supply Chain

BREAKING NEWS
09/28/2022

Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida at approximately 3:05 PM EST, as a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph. Before the storm arrival, several airports including Orlando International Airport closed. Parts of Interstate 275 were closed. Delta Air Lines has an embargo on all shipments through late Saturday. Port Canaveral and Jaxport (Jacksonville) are closed, while container vessels off the Port of Savannah, GA, are heading out to sea ahead of the storm. Rail shipments are expected to be delayed in Florida as well. (More at: FREIGHTWAVES, “Hurricane update: Impacts on the supply chain,” Staff, 9-28-2022)

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Rhode Island Truck Tolling Ruled Unconstitutional

09/21/2022

A transportation revenue solution known as “RhodeWorks,” developed by the DOT of the state of Rhode Island was deemed Unconstitutional in a ruling today by Federal District Judge William Smith. The ruling claims the plan is discriminatory as it unfairly tolls only large commercial trucks on bridges for the purpose of raising revenue for the construction and repair of bridges, while many other vehicles use these bridges as well. (See more at: Transport Topics, “Federal Judge Strikes Down Rhode Island Truck Tolling Plan …” by Eric Miller, 9/21/2022)

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Shipping Rates Continue to Dive This Year

09/14/2022

Yahoo Finance has presented data from Freightos this week explaining that global ocean container shipping rates on major trade routes have dropped by more than 50% in many cases this year. Analysts expect rates to continue to fall even into next year with a probability of ocean rates reaching levels near the pre-pandemic period. As profits have been at all-time highs in recent years, shipping groups have invested to produce new ships for deployment over the next couple of years. (See more at: Yahoo Finance, “Shipping rates plunge as experts say ‘unprecedented’ boom has peaked”, Dani Romero, 9/11/2022.)

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Only 8 Ships in Queues at Southern CA, U.S. Ports

08/31/2022

The total number of container ships waiting to berth at U.S. ports is 130, down from a peak of 153 in July. However, the volume has dramatically shifted from the West coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (currently 8 container ships) to ports on the Gulf and East Coasts. This shift has been caused by a combination of easing import demand along with concerns about West Coast expiring port labor contract and expected peak congestion. (See more at: American Shipper, “Only 8 ships waiting off Southern California …” by Greg Miller, 8/30/2022)

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Photo: An aerial view of the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, UK (123RF.com)

Major UK Port of Felixstowe Impacted by Striking Workers

BREAKING NEWS
08/22/2022

Approximately 1,900 workers at the Port of Felixstowe, as members of the Unite union went on strike yesterday, Sunday, August 21 on the issue of worker’s salary in the wake of crisis inflation in the UK. This is the first strike at the port in over 30 years which is expected to last for eight days and comes after other recent worker actions in rail and bus transportation services. As this is the largest UK container port, the action is expected to disrupt both the supply chain and the consumer market across the nation. (More at: The Guardian, “Workers at UK’s biggest container port .… strike over pay,“ Jess Clark, 8/21/2022)

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Photo: Highway maintenance traffic cones lined up on the Vincent Thomas Bridge between San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, CA (123RF.com)

$2.2 Billion for Infrastructure Awarded by U. S. DOT

08/16/2022

America’s DOT announced last week the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grants, providing $2.2 billion for 166 projects. Transport Topics explained that “The funds are meant to modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports and intermodal transportation.” Many of the projects will involve work at U.S. ports to reduce truck waiting times, including grants for improvements at Port of LA ($20 M), Port of Miami ($16 M), Port of Wilmington, NC ($18 M), and Port Arthur, TX (13.6 M) as examples. (See Transport Topics, "DOT Awards $2.2 Billion …..” by Noel Fletcher, 8/11/2022)

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Declining Rhine Water Levels Causing Traffic and Commerce Problems

08/11/2022

Decliningriver levels on the Rhine is providing a substantial threat to the Germaneconomy. The low water levels is negatively impacting inland traffic and likelyto further restrict traffic at the town of Kaub by tomorrow, Friday the 12th of August. The Maritime Executive explains that the Rhine is the most important river for the German commerce, carrying a big share of the country’s energy fuels and other products. (More at The Maritime Executive, “Water Levels on the Rhine Continue to Drop ……. ,” August 10, 2022)

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