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OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT BAYPORT AND BARBOURS CUT TERMINALS

Noatum Logistics has been notified by the Houston Port Authority that operations have been temporarily suspended at Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals in Houston. 

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CHINA TARIFFS: SECOND SET OF LIST 4A EXCLUSIONS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released its first list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 FR 15244.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #5

As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on businesses and global financial markets continues to escalate, we would like to share some updates from our global network partners as well as our own Noatum Logistics North America operations.

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CHINA TARIFFS: MARCH LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new set of product exclusions for Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in Federal Register Notice 85 FR 15015.

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CHINA TARIFFS: FIRST SET OF LIST 4A EXCLUSIONS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released its first list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 FR 13970.

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CORONAVIRUS COMMUNICATION

As the impact of the coronavirus on businesses and global financial markets continues to escalate, we would like to share the steps that Noatum Logistics North America is taking to ensure continuity of our services.

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U.S. TERMINAL UPDATES

Terminals in the U.S. are canceling work shifts due to the low cargo volumes caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).  There are 111 void sailings from the transpacific carriers between February – April, which includes 63 sailings during the normal factory closures over the Lunar New Year and 43 sailings due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus.  The American Association of Port Authorities says year-over-year cargo volumes in the first quarter could be down by at least 20%.

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CHINA TARIFFS: FEBRUARY EXCLUSIONS TO LISTS 1, 2 AND 3

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released four new lists of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 1-3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff.

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CN RAIL BLOCKADES CAUSING NETWORK SHUTDOWNS

CN mainlines are being physically blocked by groups who are opposed to the completion of a natural gas pipeline in Northern British Columbia.  The blockades have caused shutdowns at Tyendinaga, ON, since February 6; New Hazelton, BC, since February 8; and Headingly, MB, since February 12.  Read the full CN press release.  For additional background information, please refer to the BBC article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51452217.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #4

Factories in China have begun to reopen but, because regional travel restrictions are still in place, some employees will not be able to return to work immediately. This is especially true for migrant workers from Hubei where most of the coronavirus (n-CoV) infections have been reported.

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