Tight Space and High Rates Likely to Persist into 2022

The combination of the Golden Week holiday in China coupled with the impact of power restrictions on industrial output resulted in some relaxation of the space situation in the month of October. Industry-wide, there was more space available in October than what had been typically available in previous months. This phenomenon put some downwind pressure … Continued

Worldwide Logistics Group Sponsors Event for Amazon Sellers

Many eCommerce sellers are slammed with the supply chain’s pandemic-induced quagmire.  Even the elite Million Dollar Sellers (MDS) club, the fastest-growing eCommerce community in the industry, feels the pain. As part of an effort to assist customers with operational strategies as they face the recent supply chain crisis and the upcoming holiday season, Worldwide Logistics … Continued

Extended Hours Approved for LA and Long Beach Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — through which half the US imports from Asia flow —extended their evening and weekend truck gate hours to accommodate the overload of cargo swamping the ports. It’s been reported that a record 65 vessels are awaiting berth with 27 being worked on. With this high-volume level, … Continued

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

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