13th July 2022
For the third time within a few weeks, there will be another strike starting tomorrow. The service sector union ver.di has called for this. The strike will take place in the period from Thursday, June 14, 2022, with the start of the early shift until the end of the night shift of Friday, July 15, 2022.
Read more … Strike in the German North Sea ports
9th June 2022
In South Korea, 25,000 unionized truck drivers went on strike. This is to demand that freight rates can be guaranteed and basic wages can be achieved.
Read more … Strikes in ports
20th May 2022
The Chinese government released a temporary three-phased schedule for reopening Shanghai as from 1st June. Production facilities are expected to be brought back online during that time, but delays and backlogs will persist.
Read more … Shanghai is attempting to reopen
10th May 2022
Ocean carrier alliances are preparing to blank more than a third of their sailings from Asia over the coming weeks in response to a reduction in export freight. The blanking strategies by the alliances to mitigate the impact of the Covid lockdowns in China will further extend cargo lead times, particularly to North Europe.
Read more … Carriers ramp up blank sailings as China lockdowns persist
5th May 2022
In Shanghai, the lockdown is being eased in some parts of the city. Although there are signs of improvement, the lockdowns will last until at least mid-May and will continue to affect truck , port and airport operations.
Read more … Supply chains still disrupted
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