Weekly Logistics News Headlines: Blank Sailings, Tariff Questions
View this week’s supply chain news headlines and stories – collected and curated by your 3PL partners at The Scarbrough Group.
Ocean carriers are blanking more and more sailings from Asia. Maersk, MSC, and others have blanked sailings from Asian ports as far out as June. Splash 247 reports more.
Shanghai may end its weeks-long COVID-19 lockdown next week, finally freeing the world’s largest port to operate at normal capacity. Splash 247 reports that May 20 is the proposed opening date for the city. While the port has continued to process vessels, the city’s lockdown has crippled the facility by cutting off trucking activities.
Steamship lines are concluding their final port calls in Russia as sanctions and boycotts squeeze the nation’s economy. FreightWaves reports that container ship calls at Russian ports have dropped off dramatically in the weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine.
With inflation hitting many parts of the U.S. economy, the Biden administration is considering tariff cuts. The news comes as the future of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports is in question. Transport Topics reports more.
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