It seems as though everyone has felt the impact of COVID-19 and the dramatic decline of business. However, there may be a glimmer of hope for those that handle International, primarily ocean freight. With air rates significantly increasing and capacity decreasing, many shippers are turning to the ocean to move their cargo. This could mean a steady, or hopefully speedy, increase in volumes. Fingers crossed! See the full article here .
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