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California port drivers, warehouse workers strike

Action targets XPO Logistics and NFI Industries operations over a wide area of Southern California.   Drayage truck drivers, warehouse workers and their supporters are participating in protests around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and other locations in Southern California Monday aimed at ending what they say is exploitation

Nigeria: U.S.-China Trade War Worsens Nigeria’s Non-Oil Exporters’ Woes

Local non-oil exporters may have started feeling the heat of the trade war between global economic leaders. Although projections from international trade bodies showed that average tariffs on exports from Nigeria and Zambia might not go beyond 10 percent under the ordeal, the affected businesses are already decrying slow demand

Nigeria: Importers, Agents Groan Under 400% Hike in Cost of Container Haulage

  Since the past 43 years when the Apapa port's access roads were constructed, the nation has never had it this bad. From a million potholes to the death traps, loss of multi-billion naira goods, dirty and polluted environment, yet relief appears still farther than expected. SULAIMON SALAU reports that the

Panalpina opens logistics centre in Singapore

On Tuesday, Swiss forwarder Panalpina opened a six-floor, 25,800-square-meter air- and ocean freight logistics center in Singapore, targeting demand for its services from clients in the energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and fashion industries operating through the tiny nation. In his remarks at the opening ceremony, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen said, “more

U.S. ports expect record imports in July

The Port of Long Beach “Imports from China and elsewhere are expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future,” says National Retail Federation.   Major container ports across the United States are expected to set a new import record in July, fueled by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, according to

Freight Demand growth slowed in May, as protectionist policies loom – IATA

May reports from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WorldACD show that the 2017 heyday of double-digit growth rates in the global air freight market are officially returning to normal levels. The organization said freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by a moderate 4.2 percent, year-over-year, for the month of

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