Israel – Strike Halts Operations at Ashdod and Haifa Ports

Source: CIFFA Merchant vessels calling at Haifa and Ashdod, Israel’s main commercial seaports, face serious delays due to longshore labour walkouts. Stevedores at the state-run ports are protesting the impending arrival of competition from nearby private terminals. Longshore members of Histadrut (the General Federation of Labour in Israel) walked out at Ashdod and Haifa on…

Un épais brouillard nuit aux opérations du port de Shanghai

Un épais brouillard qui est venu recouvrir Shanghai et la région du delta du Yangtze du 27 mars au 2 avril a grandement perturbé les services et les opérations des transporteurs de fret maritime aux terminaux de WaiGao Qiao et de Yangshan à Shanghai.  La Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration a mis en œuvre des mesures de contrôle…

Heavy Fog Affecting Shanghai Port Operations

Heavy fog that blanketed Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta area from March 27th up until April 2nd has severely affected ocean freight carrier services and operations at both WaiGao Qiao & Yangshan terminals in Shanghai. The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration implemented traffic control measures over the Yangtze River waterway and Shanghai port, and advised…

Fourth Nor’easter to Disrupt Logistics Operations in US Northeast

Snow, wind, and coastal flooding is anticipated in the Northeast US as a result of Winter Storm Toby. Accumulation of 12 to 16 inches and some ice is expected, impacting logistics operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Terminals in New York and New Jersey are advising closure tomorrow, March 21st. Additionally, the Pennsylvania…

Cold Weather Impacts Rail Operations

Source: CIFFA; CN CN Railway is experiencing the prolonged effects of severe cold weather conditions in their Canadian and U.S. Midwest rail network. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when cold temperatures fall below -25°C, to ensure safe train operations, train length restrictions go into effect. As a result, trains operating…