According to multiple media outlets, the Port of New York and New Jersey has resumed cargo operations and Monday February 1 is expected to be a normal workday. An unannounced labor walkout, which began mid-morning on January 29, ended that evening after an arbitrator deemed the action in violation of the International Longshoremen's Association’s contract. However, the resulting port shutdown caused significant congestion, which experts expect to last at least through the end of the week.
At all terminals except RHCT (Brooklyn), free time for all containers not already in demurrage on January 29 has be extended by one (1) day. Meanwhile, the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor has reportedly opened an investigation into who was responsible for the walkout and what penalties should be levied.
SPARX logistics will continue to monitor this situation and keep our customers apprised of the latest developments. If you have questions or concerns related to specific shipments, please contact your SPARX representative.