Worldwide Logistics Opens New UK Warehouse

Worldwide Logistics Group (WWL) is excited to announce the opening of a new logistics facility in East London, close to Heathrow, London Gateway and within convenient reach of all UK ports. Strategically located in Dagenham, this facility allows WWL to provide next day delivery on E-Commerce orders anywhere within London city limits. “We chose this … Continued

WWL-UK Covid-19 Update: Disruptions and Delays

While the current developments in the evolution of the pandemic have caused everyone in the UK more heartache and disturbance, Worldwide Logistics Group UK (WWL-UK) is working hard to satisfy customers’ needs. Due to Covid-19, Brexit and container shortages, we have the following issues: Labour force inside our warehouse has been reduced to a minimum … Continued

Eastbound TransPacific Reliability Down

The vessel bunching this week at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex is a visual example of the deterioration in Eastbound TransPacific ocean reliability. At least 20 container ships were waiting at anchor as of Monday with 16 more expected to arrive throughout this week. Port congestion increased to full tilt as carriers have rapidly … Continued

A Perfect Storm at the Ports

Importers have been experiencing unprecedented service disruption around the world but especially in the TransPacific. We are living through a period of record high rates, chassis shortages at US ports, equipment shortages at origin loading ports and severe congestion at both Asia and US ports. All of this creating a perfect storm of issues, causing … Continued

Are you prepared for BREXIT?

If you import or export from the UK, you NEED to prepare for Brexit! You will need to prepare customs clearances on all import and export shipments and therefore you will need to have all documents in our possession before loading. This will give some extra time during the working day to check and advice … Continued

LA Truckers Request a Halt on Fees at the Ports

As import volumes continue to steadily increase during the pandemic, trucking operators are calling on ocean carriers to temporarily suspend detention and demurrage fees at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports as the largest port complex in the United States operates through unparalleled congestion problems. Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) and California Trucking Association (CTA) … Continued

Container Shortage and Vessel Delays Persist from China Ports

Two typhoons in early September coupled with increased demand have caused container shortages and vessel delays of up to four days at main China load ports of Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo. Recently the Chinese government has been engaged in military exercises along the coast which place restrictions on commercial vessels causing further delays of up … Continued

Container Build Up at Southern California Ports

Containers at Southern California warehouses have been piling up due to high volumes and the nearly doubling of the amount of street dwell time, disrupting the delivery of merchandise in the US market. The container accumulation at the ports is largely due to the import surge since the economic recovery from the COVID-19 lockdowns began … Continued

India Market Update: Equipment and Space Shortages

Space and equipment shortages persist in the trade between India and North America. Import volumes into India, in particular volumes from China, are down due to restrictions on trade imposed by the India Government. This has resulted in a shortage of empty equipment in India. The shortage is most critical at Inland Container Depots (ICD) … Continued

Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May Become Available If Importers File Claims

A recently filed lawsuit could result in refunds of all Section 301 tariffs levied to date on List 3 and List 4A goods from China, regardless of whether or not a timely protest was filed. However, importers must file their own independent claims to preserve their potential refunds by Friday, September 18. For more than two years the U.S. … Continued