LA and Long Beach Ports Still Crippled from Congestion

‘Tis the season to NOT be jolly if you’re looking for your holiday inventory. Congestion at US west coast ports continues to worsen in recent days with no letup in sight, according to logistics experts. The disruption to the supply chain could possibly continue for another six months. “The west coast is the worst we’ve … Continued

New Advance Fee For Improved Service

On September 1st, Worldwide Logistics will be introducing a 2% advance fee with a minimum $50 per transaction in order to cover any advances made on behalf of our clients. These advances made on behalf of clients include items such as demurrage, per diem, storage, prepull, rail detention and other related charges that have become … Continued

China Limits Cargo Operations Forcing Airline Cancellations

In an effort to contain a spike in Covid infections, the Chinese government has significantly reduced operations and crew availability, forcing airlines to cut hundreds of flights. To compound the issue, this is happening just as peak shipping season goes into high gear in a sector already struggling to keep up with strong demand. According … Continued

Lockdown Continues in Vietnam, Factories Shutdown

The rise in Covid-19 cases in Vietnam is causing factories to shut down, affecting some of the largest US companies including Nike, Adidas and Ashley Furniture. According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), one-third of Vietnam’s textile and garment factories are closed. Big names like Adidas and Nike are affected. Nike closed three … Continued

Delays, Fees and Frustrations Continue at LA and Long Beach Ports

The shipping crisis is not going away anytime soon as the line of ships at anchor continues to grow off the coast of California, causing a knock-on ripple effect of delays and fees throughout the supply chain. In addition to the congestion, the Port of Los Angeles is seeing an unprecedented volume of imports without … Continued

Restrictions Tightened in Vietnam as Covid Clusters Spread

Covid-19 restrictions are tightening in Vietnam, as positive cases continue to rise. As of today, July 23rd, Ho Chi Minh City has suspended all non-essential business and gatherings of more than two people. Residents are limited to leaving their homes only to seek medical care or to buy essential food products. Worldwide Logistics Group is … Continued

Yantian Port in Shenzhen Partially Closed Until May 27th

Yantian, the main port of Shenzhen in Southern China near Hong Kong, is partially closed due to a recent Covid outbreak. It was reported that five crew members aboard a container ship docked there have tested positive for the virus. As a result, the port has been temporarily closed and it is not receiving export … Continued

India’s Covid Lockdown Threatens Supply Chain

Throughout the pandemic, India benefited from supply sourcing diversification, but the renewed surge in Covid-19 cases challenges the countries’ procurement success. The recent government lockdown threatens to slow the pace of the countries’ containerized freight movement. Labor shortages, port congestion and long dwell times are beginning to be reported. Labor Shortages The lockdown restrictions are … Continued

India Under Lockdown Due to Covid Surge

In an effort to slow down an explosive surge in Coronavirus cases, India is under a week-long lockdown which began Monday. Hospitals are reaching capacity as the virus is now spreading at a rate faster than at any other time, according to India government authorities. The Indian government is still designating shipping as an essential … Continued