Strike updates: US Rail, UK Liverpool Port and US Holiday schedules

UK / Liverpool Port Strike Postponed

In a positive development, the Unite union reached an agreement with Peel Ports Group and the Liverpool Port strike, previously announced to start on November 14th, 2022, will be postponed to allow members to vote on the new agreement later this week.   

US / Rail Labor Update

Yesterday the Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a press release that the BMWED union has agreed to extend their cooling off period until December 4 so that all unions still in process of ratifying their tentative agreements can proceed without any potential work stoppage. 

Read the full press release on


US / Tropical Storm Nicole

Hurricane Nicole weakened to a Tropical Storm as it made landfall in Florida but still brought powerful wind, rain, and power outages to Florida’s East Coast and continues to move north to Georgia and South Carolina. 

Miami – The US Coast Guard has lifted all restrictions at the Port of Miami, returning it to the normal as of 8:36AM local time.  SFCT will be closed on Nov 11, 2022 Veterans Day 

Jaxport – Port is still under Port condition ZULU and remains closed.  The terminal anticipates to open gates at 6:30 AM Friday Nov 11 for assessments and then begin normal holiday schedule operations.  

US / Veterans Day Holiday Nov 11, 2022

NASA and its shipping partner will be open on Veterans Day Nov 11, 2022.  Ports and railheads have announced closures or limited holiday schedules for Friday.  You can find them listed on the ports disruptions page here.

US / Thanksgiving Holiday – plan for ISF cutoffs and airfreight arrivals

NASA and its shipping partner will be closed on Thursday and Friday Nov 24 – 25, 2022 for Thanksgiving holidays. 

For import ocean freight arrivals please note that the ISF filing cutoff for US customs will be Tuesday Nov 22, 2022 for departures through Wednesday Nov 30, 2022.

For import airfreight, arrivals should not be planned on or between Thursday Nov 23, 2022 through Monday Nov 27, 2022 to avoid potential storage charges due to the holiday closures.