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July 07, 2014

Driver Strike Causing Major Delays at Ports along the West Coast of the USA

Arpin International Group has learned that a strike by truck drivers from three major drayage firms is causing major delays at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, USA. The strike, which began on Monday, July 07, 2014, has no definitive end date and drivers are vowing to strike until their demands are met. The strike is adding to an unusually heavy backlog at the ports due to seasonal volume increases, chassis ownership changes, and equipment failures. As a consequence, additional port storage and demurrage charges for import and export containers may occur. Also, an additional levy may be applied by shipping lines to compensate for waiting time and lost revenue.

Delays at Port of Buenos Aires

Due to recent changes to Argentine Customs’ operational systems, all sea import shipments arriving at the Port of Buenos Aires are experiencing delays. Customers with import shipments should prepare for delays as well as possible additional charges.