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PHOTOS: Cool examples of passenger planes converted into cargo planes

Lufthansa A330 Cabin loaded with cargo

PortandTerminal.com, April 17, 2020 NEW YORK – The airlines are getting crushed. There are approximately 27,000 passenger airplanes in the world and almost no one is flying in them right now – 16,000 have already been grounded. Global airline passenger traffic will fall 48% for the year amid the near-halt to travel from the coronavirus pandemic according to Forbes. That’s …

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Hoarder tries to return $10,000 worth of goods to supermarket. #COVIDKarma

Manager at grocery story holding up middle finger

PortandTerminal.com, April 15, 2020 ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – An Australian shopper tried to return thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies to a local supermarket after stockpiling them at the start of the coronavirus panic buying outbreak, a retailer says. The store refused to give him a refund. Drakes Supermarkets director John-Paul Drake told ABC Radio News Australia that the man called …

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Canadian province has just 5 days of food left as COVID-19 hammers key shipping line

Container ship arriving at the Narrows in Newfoundland

PortandTerminal.com, April 14, 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Premier is warning that the island has just a five-day supply of food and that losing Oceanex shipping line’s services could lead to critical shortages. ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND – Increasingly, there are growing concerns around the world that the supply chain is straining under the pandemic, breaking down in places and creating the potential …

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Supply Chain: Amazon stops accepting new grocery customers on surging demand

A worker in a face mask walks by trucks parked at an Amazon facility as the global coronavirus outbreak continued in Bethpage on Long Island in New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

REUTERS, APRIL 13, 2020 (Reuters) – Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a waitlist and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritize orders from existing customers buying food online during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. Many shoppers recently seeking to purchase groceries from the Seattle-based ​e-commerce company found they could not place orders …

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Supply Chain: Smithfield shutting U.S. pork plant indefinitely. Issues warning

18 wheeler truck with the logo of SmithField on its side

REUTERS, APRIL 13, 2020 CHICAGO (Reuters) – Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, said on Sunday it will shut a U.S. plant indefinitely due to a rash of coronavirus cases among employees and warned the country was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers. Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of …

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Mexico closes U.S.-owned factory for refusing to sell ventilators to Mexican hospitals

Two people standing outside factory with sign that reads Smiths Medical

PortandTerminal.com, April 11, 2020 “We said to them, if you want us to consider you essential, you have to provide some benefit to the people of Baja California, by selling us ventilators, because we need them,” TIJUANA, MEXICO  – The northern Mexico border state of Baja California closed a factory on Friday run by the American health care company Smiths …

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Food Supply Chain: Virus at Outbreak at Colorado Meat Plant Impacts as Many as 300


BLOOMBERG, APRIL 10, 2020 As many as 300 people have been “impacted” by the coronavirus at a Colorado meat plant, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, adding that 14 people have been hospitalized. By Isis Almeida and Vincent Del Giudice for Bloomberg As many as 300 people have been “impacted” by the coronavirus at a Colorado meat plant, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence …

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Port of LA March cargo volume drops nearly 31%

Port of Los Angeles with Navy Hospital Ship Mercy stationed at it

PortandTerminal.com, April 9, 2020 “We’ve had two serious shocks to our supply chain system. First the trade war between the U.S. and China and now the COVID-19 pandemic,” LOS ANGELES, CA – The Port of Los Angeles moved 449,568 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in March, a 30.9% decrease compared to last year. For the first quarter of 2020, volumes have …

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Good news. Air Canada to immediately rehire more than 16,000 laid-off workers

Close up on air canada airplane

PortandTerminal.com, April 8, 2020 MONTREAL, QUEBEC – More than 16,000 workers laid-off by Air Canada last week in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are being hired back by the airline. On March 30, Air Canada announced that its workforce in Canada would be temporarily reduced by approximately 50 per cent, or 16,500 jobs, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the imposition of global travel …

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