This week’s headlines cover a new China shutdown, a vessel stuck in Chesapeake Bay, and the Biden administration’s hopes for supply chain data sharing.

China Shutdown Again Spells Pains for Supply Chains 

A shutdown of the major Chinese city of Shenzhen portends more west coast freight disruptions. The city of 17 million is a major tech production hub – its latest COVID lockdown could mean shipping delays for a wide range of goods. It’s the latest chapter in China’s zero-tolerance COVID saga. FreightWaves reports more.

Evergreen Vessel Stuck in Chesapeake Bay  

Another Evergreen containership has run aground – this time outside Baltimore. The Ever Forward became stuck in the bay after leaving the Port of Baltimore. Evergreen itself has commissioned a team to dislodge the vessel. Splash247 reports more.

Biden Administration’s FLOW System Promotes Data Sharing in Supply Chain 

The White House on March 15 announced a new program that would share data between supply chain organizations in efforts to improve efficiency. A pilot version will roll out with the Port of Long Beach as a noteworthy participant. Transport Topics reports more.

High Winds Threaten Plains, Southwest 

High winds in the south-central and southwest U.S. states could cause hazardous conditions for truckers going into the weekend. FreightWaves reports more.

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