COVID-19 Shipping & Port Closure Updates

Shipping Industry Affected by Corona Virus Pandemic

The rapidly developing Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic is affecting the shipping industry along with every other aspect of business and personal life. We will be posting to this blog page with any industry relevant news we believe our clients may need to know.

We will be consolidating up-to-date news related to such things as port closures and reopenings, and ocean and air carrier change announcements.

Dedola Global Logistics will have contingency plans ready to deploy if any change affects our customers’ shipments. Our goal, as always, is to get your cargo where it needs to be in the most efficient and timely possible way.

Port Announcements by Date:

Please check back regularly as we will be posting as news becomes available.


Port of Oakland Announces they are exempt from Bay Area shutdown

Port of Los Angeles is still open


Update* Port of Houston Will be Reopening on March 20.

Port of Miami announces temporary closure. 


Mobile, Alabama Port issues statement reassuring they are open.


Ports of Seattle and Tacoma still operating, but handling less cargo


Baltimore Port to be closed for 2 days, Monday and Tuesday 3/30 & 3/31


Port of Virginia closing May 4

Chinese Tariff News


USTR Considering Removal of China SEC 301 Duties from Medical-care Products


Suspended Trade Tariffs on Personal Protective Equipment


Air Freight News


Capacity increasing through use of passenger planes


General Import News

US Customs prioritizing clearance of medical supplies