In a speech in Minnesota yesterday, President Biden acknowledged the support for his infrastructure bill across the political divide. He said a new America was about to evolve, “fit to meet the competitive edge of the 21st century”.
Attempts by air cargo handlers to encourage forwarders to pick up freight at weekends are failing, according to two senior handling sources. Handlers claim one of the biggest issues is lack of freight movements between Friday and Monday.
Traffic links between the port of Vancouver and the Canadian interior are gradually being restored after they were severed by severe flooding, but the situation remains tenuous and a full recovery of cargo flows is still a long way off.
An incensed US trade union has responded to a Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) proposal, to extend the current contract by another year, with a long list of headlines reporting the massive profits being enjoyed by ocean carriers.
Matson and Ocean Alliance member containerships arriving at the heavily congested US west coast hub ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are getting worked well ahead of their competitors, according to an Alphaliner survey.
The Class I rail company announced yesterday it was expecting to re-start operations between Kamloops and Vancouver, a section of line that had been knocked out by heavy rain and flooding that disrupted connections in British Columbia a week ago.
Amazon is to insert an extra layer of warehousing in its parcel distribution infrastructure, between its fulfilment and distribution centres. It has started trials with clients of its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) programme.
The Canadian military has deployed transport planes, helicopters and several hundred troops to assist with the evacuation of Vancouver where, since Monday, flooding and mudslides have left much of the city cut off from both road and rail.
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