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Possible Delays on Ocean and Air Freight in the U.S.

Source: UPS / www.ups.com / September 15th, 2022

A tentative agreement has been reached between the railroad companies and the workers unions, avoiding a strike this week. As some railroads, in anticipation of the strikes announcements, began to reduce services earlier in the week of September 12, Ocean and Air Freight customers should expect delays, including:

  • Disruption in railroads lanes
  • Ocean freight delays, resulting in potential additional or increased costs and surcharges, including demurrage and/or anticipated pre-pull costs. Containers that are already grounded at the ramps/rail yards may also be impacted
  • Air freight and line haul rates could also be affected, as a truck shortage may lead to delays and increase costs and/or surcharges

We kindly remind you that this is not a UPS specific issue. However, our team receives regular updates from carriers and continues to make every effort to look for alternatives that enable us to deliver customers' freight shipments in a timely manner.

For information on specific shipments, please refer to the UPS® Forwarding Hub or UPS Flex® Global View, or contact your UPS Account Representative with questions or concerns.


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