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Rail Disruptions

Friday, December 2, 2022:  This morning President Biden signed legislation that imposes the tentative contract on the rail unions that did not ratify and could have went on strike 12/9/22. The legislation blocks a national strike by the rail unions. Congress has powers by law to block strikes involving transportation, it does not have that… Continue Reading


2023 Hawaii GRI Notice

Dear Valued Customer, The water carriers serving Hawaii have just announced unprecedented general rate increases with the Surface Transportation Board, affecting both westbound and eastbound shipments.  The combination of increases is the largest we’ve seen in any single year in at least the last 30 years. In addition, the State of Hawaii will continue with… Continue Reading


Fuel Related Surcharge Reduction – Hawaii / Guam / Micronesia

Dear Valued Customer, Please view the latest announcement from Matson: As a result of a decline in marine fuel prices, Matson will reduce its fuel related surcharge by two percentage points, effective this Sunday, October 30, 2022. The surcharge for Hawaii service will be reduced from 50% to 48%; for Guam/CNMI service, it will be… Continue Reading


Ready to Finish Out 2022 Strong?

Here are some transportation, freight and logistics strategies to help finish 2022 stronger and prepare for success in 2023.  The last couple of years have been tough for shippers as they’ve navigated ongoing pandemic impacts, a labor shortage, rising transportation costs, capacity constraints and persistent supply chain challenges. These issues followed companies right into 2022… Continue Reading


Odyssey Caribbean’s Jacksonville Consolidation Center is Open

The Jacksonville consolidation center for Caribbean Shipping Services (Odyssey Caribbean), a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics, has reopened today under limited capacity following Hurricane Ian. Although the storm remained offshore as it passed Jacksonville, there was a significant amount of water dropped from the storm and associated storm surges. Power loss and damages in the greater… Continue Reading


Fuel Related Surcharge Reduction – Hawaii / Guam / Micronesia

Dear Valued Customer, Please view the latest announcement from Matson: As a result of a decline in marine fuel prices, Matson will reduce its fuel related surcharge by four percentage points, effective this Sunday, September 4, 2022. The surcharge for Hawaii service will be reduced from 54% to 50%; for Guam/CNMI service, it will be… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Set for August 21-27, 2022

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st through Saturday, August 27th, 2022. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct their standard North American Standard Level I and V Inspections with a focus on brake hose/tubing chafing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation will… Continue Reading


Tips for Choosing the Right Warehouse

Warehouse space is in big demand as companies adjust to the uptick in e-commerce orders, ongoing labor constraints and other pandemic-driven fulfillment challenges.  “As retailers and logistics companies try to stockpile goods to hedge against supply chain problems, they are facing a new challenge: In many parts of the United States, there is little to… Continue Reading


Hawaii Vessel Delay: Manulani 182W

Dear Valued Customer, Subject: Announcement from Matson regarding vessel delay The Manulani 182W that was scheduled to depart on Wednesday, June 15th will be delayed departing Long Beach, CA to complete needed repairs. Its current planned departure is late Saturday PM, June 18, approximately 3.5 days behind schedule. As a result of the delay, Matson will… Continue Reading


Why You Should be Working with a Multimodal Transportation & Logistic Partner

As they continue to grapple with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, rising freight costs and other uncertainties, companies need reliable logistics partners that can manage more than just one freight mode or transportation option. By serving as “one stop shops” for most of these companies’ transportation needs, multimodal partners help shippers work faster, save money… Continue Reading