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Shipping Carrier MSC Network Outage

April 13, 2020

Shipping Carrier MSC Network Outage Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) experienced a network outage last Friday and has shut down their websites while they investigate the cause and work to restore services.  Currently this will impact the electronic data interchanges with the carrier.  Our shipping partner Hillebrand is reviewing all active shipments with MSC which will require manual updates until MSC is back online. For more information or questions please connect with your Hillebrand representative and you can login at myHillebrand…

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North American Shipping Update 4/13/2020

April 13, 2020

We’re here to help you navigate your shipments during these challenging times!   You can learn more about what to expect for shipping (highlights below) in the next few months and more details in the latest North American Market Update (April 13th)here. Weather Alert A major storm system will move through the East today bringing high winds and power outages.  The port of NY/NJ is on alert if conditions deteriorate operations may have to be halted.  Latest updates from COVID-19 by…

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South Africa – Wine Exports Resume

April 7, 2020

Good news, the government of South Africa is permitting wine exports to resume.  The information was published in the Government Gazette confirming the update to the current regulations:     1. During the lockdown period, the transportation of the wines and any other fresh produce products at the sea ports and International Airports Designated as Port of Entry for export is allowed. 2. Agricultural Cargo is allowed to be transported to sea ports and International Airports Designated as Ports of Entry…

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Shipping Update April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

We’re here to help you navigate your shipments during these challenging times!   You can learn more about what to expect for shipping (highlights below) in the next few months and more details in the latest North American Market Update (please contact us if you are not included in the distribution).  Ocean carriers reduce capacity (cancel sailings) to offset losses    The global drop in demand in major markets are forcing carriers to reduce capacity to avoid unsustainable rate drops.  We are…

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Shipping from Europe? Here’s some important information

April 3, 2020

If you are planning any shipments from Europe in the near term, we wanted to give you some information specific to planning your lead times.   Reduced weekly capacity from Europe to the US Major carriers have started introducing sailing service changes (cancelling specific vessels on a schedule rotation or suspending services on key shipping corridors.  For the transatlantic from North Europe, 96% of the weekly capacity is controlled by three shipping alliances (2M, THE Alliance, and the Ocean Alliance).  As…

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USA – News Update for North American Shippers

April 2, 2020

We’re operating in a new normal today.  We remain committed to keeping the Hillebrand network fully operational, with business continuity protocols in place around the globe.  With tightening restrictions worldwide, shipping demand is dropping and this will prolong the disruption to ocean service schedules, equipment supply and financial pressure for carriers.   Learn more about what to expect for shipping in the next few months and what you can do to navigate in today’s update for the North American Market (4/2/2020). (Contact…

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