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Inclement Weather in Chile

Once again, inclement weather is impacting shipments in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically shipments coming out of Chile and Argentina. The mountain pass between Chile and Argentina has been closed since Saturday due to heavy snow, and the closure is expected … Continue reading

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FMC Taking a Stand on East Coast Empty Container Return Issue

WSSA and some of our members recently toured two of the terminals in the NY/NJ Port and witnessed the extreme congestion and pile up of empty containers. The terminal operators confirmed that they literally have zero space for more empty containers … Continue reading

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West Coast Update

In a brief midweek update, terminals at the Port of Oakland are still operating “normally” following last week’s protests causing terminals to shut down operations and gate hours. Thankfully, so far this week, the port has had a chance to … Continue reading

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Oakland Terminals Open

After almost a week of terminal shut downs at the Port of Oakland due to trucker protests, the port has announced all terminals are up and running once again. The port has resumed full operations, but the backlog created by … Continue reading

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Congestion & Protest Updates

California: Today marks another day of protests at the Port of Oakland, with truckers opposing AB5. However, the governor of California has made it clear that he will neither suspend nor revoke the law. Many terminals, SSA being one of … Continue reading

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Disruptions in CA and Chile Continue

California: Since Monday, trucker protests over AB5 at the Port of Oakland have shut down all terminals at the Port.  According to our friends at SSA Terminal, they are working vessels when possible, but this week’s protests will definitely have an impact on … Continue reading

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Oakland Port Closure

As strike action continues on the West Coast in protest of AB5, congestion at the ports of Oakland and Los Angeles/Long Beach continues to worsen. In the second day of protests at the Port of Oakland, SSA and several other terminals … Continue reading

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Strike Action Follow-Up: Germany & CA

To follow up on our Wednesday report, strike action continues in Germany and California, creating congestion and increasing costs for shippers trying to move their cargo. Germany: As we reported on Wednesday, strike action continues in Germany after the latest … Continue reading

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Protect Your Cargo from Rising Temps

Outside temperatures are rising as cities across North Europe are reporting recording breaking hot temperatures.  Now is the time to make sure your cargo is protected from heat damage!  The WSSA policy offers Optional Temperature Coverage (OTC), which covers losses due to extremes in … Continue reading

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Cross-Andes Pass Closed

Please note that the pass between Mendoza, Argentina, and Chile has been closed since last Thursday. The pass was re-opened for several hours over the weekend, which created a more disastrous situation, as many vehicles became trapped in the high mountains on … Continue reading

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