Typhoon Muifa & U.S. Rail Strike Update

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Typhoon Muifa & U.S. Rail Strike Update

Typhoon Muifa Update: Off the heels of Typhoon Hinnamnor, the Chinese east coast is getting ready for another typhoon. Muifa is expected to make landfall Wednesday morning. In response, Shanghai has ordered all nearby ports to seize operations. As a result, nearly 7,400 commercial vessels sought shelter in Zhejiang’s ports, including Zhoushan, Ningbo, and Taizhou. LEARN MORE

 

U.S. Rail Strike Update: Ten of 12 railroad workers’ unions have struck new labor deals, but there are two holdouts, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers. “It’s no longer about money — it’s about unpaid time off to go to the doctor without getting fired,” Pierce told the New York Times. In addition, railroads have informed customers that they will not accept certain types of freight, such as hazardous material, sensitive cargo, and bulk shipments, to avoid materials being unattended or unsecured in case of a work stoppage. LEARN MORE

 

While freight at the ports or in transit will be affected due to these events, Dunavant is aware and monitoring these situations for future bookings.

 

Please contact your Dunavant representative if you have questions related to how your shipment may be impacted.

Posted by Andrea Wiley at 10:40