How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. While the government shut down most directly affects the thousands of employees not receiving paychecks, others are beginning to feel the effects too.

U.S. Government Shutdown 2018

Loginext

government shut down at midnight on Friday, 19th January, 2018, after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations. The U.S. Democratic leaders wanted to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

Government Shutdown: What it Means for Logistics

LandLink

The maturing Government shutdown may soon affect freight operations in the U.S. Government shutdowns like the one we're experiencing have a significant effect on morale. We are now in day 10 of the partial government shutdown with no talks to reopen scheduled.

US government shutdown hits 24 days and starts to impact air cargo

The LoadStar

The US government shutdown, now in its 24th day and the longest closure to date, has started to impact aviation. The post US government shutdown hits 24 days and starts to impact air cargo appeared first on The Loadstar.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations

Kuebix

As we enter day 32 of the government shutdown, it was reported in the WSJ that agencies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread. The post What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations appeared first on Kuebix.

Government mix-up, shutdown, led to hemp hauling driver’s arrest

Fleet Owner

While hemp is now legal, there is still a risk for drivers hauling the product across 'non-friendly states '

US Government Reduces Fees for Interstate Carriers

Material Handling and Logistics

The fee reduction for 2018, totaling about 9%, was based on a recommendation from the UCR Board of Directors following several years of higher than expected collections

Canadian Government Launches $20 Million Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Morai Logistics

The Canadian government is making a significant investment into providing financial support and opportunity to women entrepreneurship. On Friday, October 19th, 2018, Canadian Export, Promotion Minister, Mary Ng, announced a $20 million government fund toward supporting women in business. Government initiatives, procurement and community support bring positive solutions to combating barriers women face.

How Government Shutdown Affects Transportation Operations

247 Customs Broker

Government Shutdown. As we enter day 34 of the government shutdown , it was reported in The Wall Street Journal that agencies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread.

GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

Automotive Logistics

In a statement posted in Gazeta , the official publication of the national government, in late December, Shavkat Umurzakov, chairman of the board of Uzavtosanoat, said the company was also in talks to acquire GM’s stake in the engine plant – GM Powertrain Uzbekistan.

Air freight in the UK succeeds ‘in spite of government policy, not because of it’

The LoadStar

Government policy on air freight must improve if the UK is to reach its potential as a global leader in the sector. The post Air freight in the UK succeeds ‘in spite of government policy, not because of it’ appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Land Loadstar posts News air freight Rebuilding the UK regional airports UK GovernmentOne industry source told The Loadstar he believed air freight in the UK succeeded “in spite of policy, not because of it”.

Ending government shutdown won’t fix flight delays

The LoadStar

Finally, the US government has reopened. The post Ending government shutdown won’t fix flight delays appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Loadstar leads Recommends FAA US US government shutdownBut as this informative Wired article reveals, the problems in aviation cannot be solved quickly; it may take months – or even years – to sort it out. Firstly, air traffic controllers are understaffed – and the shutdown will not have helped.

Government Fleet of the Year: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Fleet Owner

“Any new fleet we put into service is in the predictive maintenance program from the start.” —Dan Dan Dietrich, manager of fleet engineering and quality assurance, GCRTA

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?

Cerasis

However, the new administration’s actions to date have not yet brought the relief that so many have wished for but the transportation industry is looking forward to any new government policies that may impact the industry for the better. Both President Obama and President Trump believed that public-private partnerships between government entities and private companies should be used to pay for projects that need to be addressed.

Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

Automotive Logistics

Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a number of trials and projects have already taken place, and the country has introduced legislation to facilitate the deployment of such vehicles, the report explains.

AMIA calls for government help with blockades

Automotive Logistics

The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles.

Indian government backs drive to get more women into logistics

The LoadStar

The post Indian government backs drive to get more women into logistics appeared first on The Loadstar. Indian logistics operators must increase diversity within their workforce if they are to succeed in the future.

Federal Government shutdown has the potential to chip away at supply chain visibility

Logistics Management

While reading newspapers and watching television news, the topic of the shutdown is always above the fold and the lead story of the program. How can it not be, right? That got me thinking what it means for freight transportation, supply chain and logistics planning operations

Continental commitment by African Governments to school feeding

World Food Programme Logistics

The Conference, co-sponsored by the AU, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), was attended by over 700 representatives from governments, international agencies and civil society.

Blockchain for Government: Can the Technology Rein in Waste?

IoT World Today

But there’s no accountability [for government spending],” said Georgia Senator Michael Williams at a panel during the IoT Blockchain Summit held in parallel to Industrial IoT World on Oct. A CPA by trade, Williams took office in 2015 and since then says he has seen several examples of government agencies with trouble accounting for large sums of money. In any case, deploying blockchain at scale across governments will likely be an uphill battle for the time being.

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Maersk set to debut TradeLens in St Petersburg after signing MoU with Russian government

The LoadStar

Maersk and the Russian government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the carrier’s blockchain it has developed with partner IBM – TradeLens – in the country.

Supporters, opponents of Venezuela's government rally amid blackouts

247 Customs Broker

The post Supporters, opponents of Venezuela's government rally amid blackouts appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. CARACAS – Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas Saturday to disperse demonstrators in Caracas outraged by massive power outages that have kept much of the country in darkness since early March.

Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets

The LoadStar

The UK government has announced a £15m “funding boost” to train an extra 400 seafarer cadets annually. The post Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets appeared first on The Loadstar.

Promise made, Promise kept: Governance didn’t suffer during campaign/election, By Femi Adesina

247 Customs Broker

The post Promise made, Promise kept: Governance didn’t suffer during campaign/election, By Femi Adesina appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

LM survey takes a look at impact of federal government shutdown on logistics operations

Logistics Management

Even though the survey's results show that close to seven out of ten shippers were not impacted, that does not mean pain points during the shutdown's 35 days were not felt

Uzbek government to buy GM’s stake in joint venture

Automotive Logistics

In addition to buying out GM Uzbekistan, UzAvtosanoat plans to buy all the shares in GM Powertrain Uzbekistan – another joint venture between the government and the US carmaker that makes engines, in which GM has a 70% stake.

Government nationalises its stake in Djibouti port and container terminal

The LoadStar

The East African government said it had “decided to nationalise, with immediate effect, all the shares and social rights of PDSA [Port de Djibouti]”. owned by the Djibouti government with Hong Kong-based China Merchants having a 23.5%

UK logistics sector urges government to invest in road infrastructure

The LoadStar

Government must invest in the UK’s road infrastructure if it intends to improve the operating environment for the country’s logistics sector. The post UK logistics sector urges government to invest in road infrastructure appeared first on The Loadstar.

Government pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case

The LoadStar

The post Government pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case appeared first on The Loadstar. For the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and its beleaguered minister (under pressure from all quarters today), the last few months have been, well, rather tricky.

China government set on total ban on scrap imports

The LoadStar

The post China government set on total ban on scrap imports appeared first on The Loadstar. While carriers nervously wait to see how the unfolding trade war between the US and China affects their volumes, another previously lucrative trade may disappear.

Djibouti must pay DP World $500m after government loses legal battle over DCT

The LoadStar

The government of Djibouti has been ordered by a London court to pay more than $500m in penalties to DP World for breaking exclusivity rights and non-payment of royalties to its part-owned subsidiary, Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).

Djibouti government acted illegally in seizing container terminal, says London court

The LoadStar

A London court has found in favour of Dubai-based port operator DP World in its dispute with the government of Djibouti over the right to run the country’s Doraleh container terminal. However, the London Court of International Arbitration today ruled that the Djibouti government.

“No gain” from Brexit for UK automotive says government committee

Automotive Logistics

As most volume manufacturers in the UK are global and foreign-owned, any new bilateral trade deals secured by the Government are unlikely to lead directly to a significant increase in investment and jobs in the UK automotive sector.”.

LM survey takes a look at impact of federal government shutdown on logistics operations

247 Customs Broker

About two weeks ago, I thought it would be a good idea to send out a research “blast” survey to LM readers about the Federal Government shutdown, which was in its third week at that time.

Logistics is ‘the fall guy’ for government lack of planning for Brexit, says FTA

The LoadStar

The NAO’s UK Border: Preparedness for EU Exit report claims government-identified changes to border infrastructure in the event of a no-deal scenario cannot be built by March. The post Logistics is ‘the fall guy’ for government lack of planning for Brexit, says FTA appeared first on The Loadstar. It is now too late for the UK to implement new border infrastructure to handle a no-deal Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).