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AN ACTIVE MONSOON MOVES ACROSS INDIA, MUMBAI FLOODED

A monsoon has covered the entire country of India. Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Kerala are observing rain and thundershowers.

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SOUTH KOREA TRUCKERS GO ON STRIKE AT PORTS DUE TO THE SURGE OF FUEL PRICES

Truck drivers unite in protest across South Korea slowing major ports and container depots. This strike comes at a time when the global supply chain struggles to recover from Russia’s invasion and lockdowns in Chinese cities. Although not all the nations drivers are choosing to participate, the rallies threaten to slow the pace of South Korean exports of consumer goods if they continue for weeks, local media said.

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SHANGHAI LIFTING ITS TWO-MONTH COVID LOCKDOWN

Starting Wednesday June 1st, Shanghai officials will begin to re-open China’s largest city after a long two-month COVID lockdown. The lockdown was initiated during China’s worst wave of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

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ILWU CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The contract negotiations between the ILWU and PMA began May 10th in San Francisco. It has been posted on a few trade publications that the ILWU requested to suspend further negotiations until June 1st. The following are the key points:

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SHANGHAI / NINGBO LOCKDOWN UPDATE – 19 APRIL

The following is about our current air & ocean operations situation in the Shanghai & Ningbo area:

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NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS SUSPENDED FOR RUSSIA AND BELARUS

On April 8th, 2022, President Biden signed into law HR 7108 to remove the Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status with Russia and Belarus. The removal of Permanent Normal Trade Relations status includes the withdrawal of “most favored nation” tariffs and will result in higher tariffs on the import of goods from Russia and Belarus.

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US – UK REACH AGREEMENT ON SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS

On Tuesday March 22nd, the United Sates and the United Kingdom announced in a Joint Statement on Trade In Steel and Aluminum that the US would remove the section 232 tariffs and the UK would suspend related tariffs on US products.

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HOUSTON OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE RELOCATING

Dear colleagues & partners,

Please be advised Noatum Logistics is relocating both its office and warehouse locations, the first week of April.

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NEW LA/LONG BEACH CLEAN TRUCK FUND RATE

Dear Noatum Customer,

As of April 1st, 2022, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin collecting a new Clean Truck Fund (CTF) Rate, regarding the ports goal to achieve zero-emissions drayage trucking by 2035. A $10 fee per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and an additional fee of $20 per container that exceeds 20 feet on loaded import, export, domestic and international containers being hauled by drayage trucks as they cross terminals and rail cargo moving to or off nearby rail ramps via truck.

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CP CANADIAN NETWORK SHUTDOWN

On Thursday, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)-Train & Engine provided CP with its 72-hour strike notice to be effective 00:01 ET on Sunday, March 20. CP had previously issued notice to the TCRC of its plan to lock out employees at 00:01 ET on March 20, if the union leadership and the company were unable to come to a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration.

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