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

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

WWL Pakistan Branch Opens

Worldwide Logistics Group announces its newest branch office in Pakistan. WWL Pakistan Private Limited is headquartered in Karachi and managed by Imran Shaikh, a logistics veteran with more than 20 years experience in the industry. Before joining Worldwide Logistics Group, Mr. Shaikh worked for DHL in the United States, Pakistan and the Philippines. Prior to … 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

Union Pacific Halting Shipments to Chicago Terminal For a Week

The pandemic is still wrecking havoc on the supply chain—this time Union Pacific (UP) will halt all shipments of international containers from West Coast ports to its Chicago terminal starting this Sunday. The shutdown will last at least seven days. The embargo should help the railroad clear a container backlog in its Global IV terminal. … 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

Ocean Rates Continue to Skyrocket with Space in Short Supply

If you are a bicycle retailer and you actually have bikes to sell, consider yourself lucky. The ramifications of the pandemic continue wreaking havoc on the supply chain. Bikes are just one example of an industry with a severe inventory shortage. Shipping slowdowns, container shortages, port congestion and factory backlogs mean shippers are still struggling … 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

Massive Container Ship Gets Stuck at Suez Canal

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority is reporting that a massive container ship became stuck passing through the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest and most important arteries. As of Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships at each end of the canal are stuck. This adds additional burden to the global shipping industry dealing with complications … Continued

Worldwide Logistics Opens Branch in Spain

The rapid expansion of Worldwide Logistics Group’s global footprint continues with the opening of WWL Group Transitarios SL in Spain. WWL Spain will be headquartered in Madrid. Joe Monaghan, CEO of Worldwide Logistics Group said, “our expansion in Spain follows the same formula as our other recent office openings: volumes reaching critical mass and a … Continued