Point Global Logistics News of the Week 9.30.22

American Logistics Aid Network gets activated for Hurricane Ian
As Hurricane Ian intensifies, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is urging Florida and Gulf Coast residents to prepare—and asking members of the logistics community who aren’t located near the storm’s path to be ready to help.

“Over the next few days Hurricane Ian has the potential to deliver high winds, strong rains and a significant storm surge across many parts of Florida,” said Kathy Fulton, ALAN’s Executive Director. “We are mobilizing accordingly.”

Source: Logistics Management

August intermodal volumes trend up, reports IANA
Intermodal volumes, for the month of August, were largely up, following mostly across-the-board declines in July, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America.

Total August volume—at 1,581,860—increased 2.0% annually.

Trailers—at 72,223—saw another significant decline, down 25.6%, an improvement over July’s 29.0% annual decline, for the lone segment tracked by IANA to fall. Domestic containers—at 698,252—increased 4.7% annually. All domestic equipment, which is comprised of trailers and domestic containers, eked out a 0.9% gain, to 770,475. ISO, or international, containers—at 811,385—headed up 3.%.

Source: Logistics Management

Port of Liverpool community braces for second dockworker strike

Liverpool dockworkers are to stage a second walkout, from 11-17 October, after negotiations with the Peel Ports-operated terminal failed.

The Unite union announced the next strike with five days left of the current industrial action, saying an offer of an 8.3% pay rise and one-off £750 payment fell well short of the present 12.3% rate of inflation, which is forecast to continue rising.

However, One forwarder seemed unphased by the news and told The Loadstar the strikes at Liverpool and Felixstowe had had “a muted impact” on their business.

Source: TheLoadStar