Bridge Collapse Causes Chaos, Port of Baltimore Closed Indefinitely

In the aftermath of the devastating collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, vessel traffic through the Port of Baltimore has been suspended indefinitely upending operations at one of the busiest ports in the U.S., according to a statement from the Maryland Port Authority. Shipping routes for cargo ships may be rerouted to nearby ports. … Continued

Post-Brexit Border Checks Could Cause Potential Delays

British businesses could see a supply chain disruption as the country begins to impose a post-Brexit rule mandating stricter border controls on EU imports into the country. The British port system might also be unprepared as the country begins to impose stricter checks on goods flowing in and out of the United Kingdom. Britain left … Continued

Shipping Rates Expected to Surge as Carriers Avoid the Red Sea

Recent escalations in Houthi attacks in the Red Sea region are set to impact global shipping operations, leading to a surge in shipping rates as carriers reroute vessels to avoid the high-risk zone. Shippers worldwide are likely to face challenges in terms of increased costs, potential delays and adjustments to their supply chain strategies. Rerouting … Continued

Carriers to Levy War Risk Surcharges

As tensions continue in the Middle East around the Israel-Hamas war, some international shipping carriers are levying war risk surcharges on several trade lanes traveling through the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean. Last weekend, three commercial vessels were attacked with ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels indicating the wide scope of the war in … Continued

Compliance and Quality Control in Food Warehousing

Perishable foods are traveling through supply chains and a growing rate as changes in agricultural trends and cooking preferences are on shifting. Shippers have to considered a long list of regulatory requirements if they move and store food products.  Joe Monaghan, Chairman/CEO of Worldwide Logistics Group (WWL), discussed this topic in his latest article published … Continued

West Coast Dockworkers and Employers Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

It is being reported that the West Coast dockworkers and employers have reached a tentative agreement, potentially ending months of labor issues which have threatened the US economy and beyond. According to the LA Times, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents shipping lines and terminal workers, … Continued

New Branch in Xiamen Strengthens Worldwide Logistics Presence in China

With Q2 in full swing, Worldwide Logistics Group is happy to announce the opening of a new branch in Xiamen, China, its sixth office there. The expansion in Xiamen was largely a logistical decision to provide intense coverage in the region. The office is conveniently located in the center of Xiamen City where the staff … Continued

UPDATE: Turkey, Syria Earthquakes and Supply Chain Disruption

Damage from the earthquakes is still causing supply chain disruptions in the Turkey and Syria region; however, there are some slight improvements. Worldwide Logistics Group is working hard to maintain normal operations and implement workarounds where possible. Here is what we know to date: Seaports Operation is still suspended at Turkeys’ Iskenderun Port – both … Continued

New Malaysia Branch Completes 2022 Expansion

As the year ends, the expansion of the Worldwide Logistics Group network continues with the opening of Worldwide Logistics Group – Malaysia. The Malaysia office is strategically located in Selangor next to KESAS Highway which directly links to both Port Kelang Seaport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). An estimated 11,000 ships arrive in Port … Continued