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Thankful for the Season
One thing you learn after being in business through the last few years, you’re only as strong as the people you can lean on. After a difficult pandemic, a rollercoaster of cargo disruption, and a shared season of losing people we loved, Zarach is reminded that we’re all in this together. The team we’ve built...
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Rail Strike and the Path Ahead
Warnings of a possible rail strike starting December 4th ramped up again as the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) voted against the National Tentative Agreement. This contract came together in September after the initial cooling-off period passed, and the Presidential Advisory Board (PEB) stepped in to expedite progress on a resolution. Reiterating our earlier warnings...
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Contract Negotiations
Based on the current stories that come up regarding the labor negotiations for both rail and ocean port workers, there might be a lesson buried in the situation that bears acknowledging. In all fairness, the pandemic was exceedingly difficult to navigate for everyone and nobody could have seen it coming.    To wit, a tidal...
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Shanghai Slump
Cargo is being diverted away from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and clogging up alternate airports as the fight against COVID-19 rages on in China. As congestion mounts in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, none have been hit as hard as Zhengzhou (CGO) where delays are causing a backlog of cargo compounded by the two-week lockdown that went...
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Freight Prices
In the past couple of years, there have been massive shortages, congestion, limited space, and horrifying freight rates. But what will 2022 have to offer? The good news is that freight prices are expected to drop throughout 2022, though it is unlikely that they will drop back down to the 2019 levels.  There will be...
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