Weather Related Service Update: Hurricane Florence

Monday, September 17, 2018 – Services continue to be impacted by tropical depression Florence which is producing widespread heavy rains over parts of North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina into Western Virginia. While there are no coastal or warnings in effect, flash flood watches are in effect across much of North Carolina, northern South Carolina,… Continue Reading

ILA-USMX Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

On September 5th 2018, an International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) union release stated that all 59 locals “unanimously” approved a contract extension through 2024 after months of on-again, off-again negotiations. This new deal, combined with an existing labor deal with the separate West Coast unions and port employers that lasts through the middle of 2022, would… Continue Reading

FMCSA Seeks Feedback on Current Hours of Service Regulations for Potential Reform

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Tuesday, August 21, 2018 that it is seeking public feedback and relevant data from industry stakeholders to determine if certain hours of service (HOS) revisions may alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on drivers while maintaining safety on our nation’s highways and roads. The… Continue Reading

U.S. Imports Surging Earlier than Normal

The U.S. logistics and supply chain industry typically experiences a seasonal shipping surge from around late summer to early fall each year as shippers, especially retailers, prepare for the busier shopping that happens in the later months of the calendar year.  However, amid rising tensions in international trade relations, U.S. seaborne imports have surged earlier… Continue Reading

High Over-the-Road Rates are Expected to Continue

Over halfway through the 2018 calendar year, U.S shippers can see no end in sight for high trucking rates. As summer marches onward and the capacity crunch tightens under continually rising demand, shippers are being hit by record high rates and pricing. For the week that ended on June 23rd, DAT Solutions reported all-time highs… Continue Reading

Canadian Pacific Railway Labor Negotiations

Update: 05/30/2018 – CP Reaches Tentative Deals with Both TCRC-T&E and IBEW, Ending Strike Canadian Pacific has reached tentative agreements with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) as well as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) ending a strike that began Tuesday night. Full operations at CP are expected to resume Thursday, May 31 at 6… Continue Reading

2017 GoalZero Performance Award – Lyondellbasell

Linden Bulk Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, was the only carrier to receive the 2017 GoalZERO Performance Award from LyondellBasell at their annual safety conference. GoalZERO is a program developed by the LyondellBasell team to help cultivate a workplace free from injuries, incidents and defects. For carriers, the GoalZERO Performance Award… Continue Reading

Dense Fog in Northern China Causes Vessel Delays

The North Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo are gradually reopening after a period of dense fog caused extensive delays, the effects of which we expect to be feeling for the weeks to come. Reports indicate that an intense fog has been impacting the Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta area over the past two to… Continue Reading