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    Rail shippers push regulators to adopt reciprocal switching rules

    A divisive proposal that would give certain shippers more access to competitive rail options is set for a federal hearing in March.

    By Feb. 16, 2022
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    Tracking the shift to 24/7 supply chains

    The San Pedro Bay ports could continue to dangle the threat of a container dwell fee through this summer.

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    Inflation may last through 2023 even if pandemic, supply chain bottlenecks end

    Federal Reserve efforts to curb inflation are expected to collide with efforts to reshore production and worker or supply shortages, one research firm said.

    By Jim Tyson • Feb. 2, 2022
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    OSHA pulls temporary vaccine rule, says permanent mandate is in the works

    At the agency's request, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed challenges to the ETS as moot.

    By Kate Tornone • Updated Feb. 22, 2022
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    SCOTUS upholds stay on OSHA's vaccine mandate

    The onus is back on employers to decide whether they want to institute their own requirements, one attorney said.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 18, 2022
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    San Pedro Bay ports update dwell fee structure to add free time for intermodal goods

    Shippers diverted imports from rails to trucks after a threat of an import container dwell fee was found to favor local cargo. Now, the port is trying to level the playing field.

    By Updated Jan. 24, 2022
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    'Insult to injury': Record rail demurrage adds to shipper costs

    Storage fees skyrocketed in 2021 after an import surge snarled transportation networks. The ballooning revenues have shippers and railroads at odds over who's at fault for congestion.

    By , Jan. 12, 2022
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    By the numbers: Biden reviews supply chain progress with task force

    The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force touted progress in relieving port congestion, stocking store shelves and boosting the workforce.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Jan. 4, 2022
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    Forced labor concerns lead US to ban glove imports from a Malaysia-based manufacturer

    Brightway Holdings, a Kimberly-Clark supplier, is the fifth manufacturer based in the country to have its glove exports banned from the U.S.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    How regulators stepped up to address congested ports and supply chains in 2021

    Long lines of waiting ships and stacks of containers at West Coast ports drew attention from the White House.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Dec. 16, 2021
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    How M&A reshaped the supply chain landscape in 2021

    Companies used deals to acquire tech, suppliers and rivals that would make them more competitive.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Relief from China tariffs unlikely as phase 1 deadline looms

    For supply chains reliant on imports from China, tariffs are at least a medium-term reality, if not a long-term one.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Amazon, Walmart among 9 companies to receive FTC order for supply chain data

    The information the FTC will solicit is at the forefront of supply chain managers' day-to-day operations, such as the disruptions to obtaining and transporting products.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 30, 2021
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    FMC to use shipping data to identify constraints and help global cargo flows

    "We don't have the same transparency in ocean shipping as we do with airlines," said Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    8 industry reactions: How the infrastructure deal could change supply chains

    Biden's signature paves the way for $17 billion in port infrastructure and $25 billion for airports. Here's what trade associations are saying.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    California to ease weight limits for trucks hauling from congested San Pedro Bay ports

    Truck weight limits in California are among the most restrictive in the U.S., which creates what one expert called "a wall of inefficiency."

    By Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 18, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    'It's already paying off': Biden boasts about 24/7 port operations

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, whose maritime traffic jams have become emblematic of snarled supply chains, have already seen reduced vessel dwell times, the president said.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Georgia Ports Authority to convert 5 facilities into pop-up container yards

    A yearlong rise in loaded import containers has ports looking for more space. Los Angeles and Long Beach are making similar moves.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Biden signs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

    Along with repairing roads and bridges, the legislation creates an office overseeing freight policies that encourage supply chain efficiencies.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated Nov. 15, 2021
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    Court stays OSHA vaccine mandate

    The Department of Justice plans to defend the rule, which would require employers with at least 100 workers to enact a vaccine mandate in the coming months.

    By Ryan Golden , Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Biden announces actions to boost US supply chain resiliency at G20

    "​​​​​Now that we have seen how vulnerable these lines of global commerce can be, we cannot go back to business as usual," the president said at the G20 Summit in Rome on Sunday.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    US, EU reach agreement to ease steel and aluminum tariffs

    Europe will also lift the 25% retaliatory tariffs that upended global supply chains for companies that make liquor, motorcycles and jeans.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    San Pedro Bay ports move to ease congestion

    To battle congestion, California seeks private, public land for container storage

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a nine-point executive order on Wednesday, geared toward easing supply chain bottlenecks.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Legislators propose federal office to manage supply chain crises

    A new bill would create the Office of Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response to monitor and respond to disruptions.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Walmart, UPS commit to use night hours at West Coast ports to smooth cargo flows

    During a speech on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said he envisioned the U.S. will eventually operate on a 24/7 supply chain schedule, and extended hours at ports is just the first step.

    By Updated Oct. 14, 2021