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with Maine IBRA (International Barrel Racing Association). Picture is of Myra running “Builts Miss Patriot”, aka “Slushee” at a recent race in Maine, USA.  

Myra had a great weekend finishing 3rd in Youth Div 2 on Saturday and 1st in Youth Div2 on Sunday on her other horse Molly

Myra Evans & Slushee

Embassy Sponsored Myra Evans

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As 100 ships idle offshore, California communities see rise in toxic pollutants

October 28, 2021

"We can’t forget that when we’re talking about air pollution and air quality, this comes down to people’s longevity.”

“You can’t look out on the water in any direction without seeing ships of different sizes from all over the world,” said John Kindred, a long-time resident of Long Beach, California. “It’s like watching an invasion before it starts, only they’re not war ships and they’re not attacking. But that’s how many and how spread out they are.”

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Air cargo capacity set for winter boost as airlines add Transatlantic flights

October 25, 2021

The current air freight market is strained for capacity as passenger airlines, which carry cargo in their bellyholds, still haven't returned to full capacity following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of space is especially pronounced in lanes "dominated by passenger flights" like the Transatlantic, said Niall van de Wouw, Clive Data Service's Managing Director.

Air shipping rates have jumped in response.

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U.S. Retailers Deploy Creative Tactics In Battle To Win Global Supply Chain War

October 13, 2021

With the critical holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, retailers are scrambling to get products on their shelves due to the ongoing chaos along global supply chains.

According to the National Retail Federation, sales in November and December have averaged about 19 percent of annual revenue. Failure to meet demand may dent profits for the large, big-box stores, but missing the holiday season for a smaller retailer could be catastrophic.

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IATA forecasts 2021 air cargo revenues to hit record $175B

October 4, 2021

The air cargo market is soaring this year and 2022 is looking even better. The International Air Transport Association on Monday estimated that cargo volume for airlines will grow 7.9% in 2021 compared to 2019 and demand will heat up to 13.2% above pre-pandemic levels next year. 

Cargo revenues are expected to reach a record $175 billion in 2021, an upward revision of $23 billion from April, and stay near that level at $169 billion in 2022 as cargo yields soften from 15% to 7% growth. Airlines generated $128 billion in cargo revenue last year, also a historic high.

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Ocean carriers will pass on fines for lingering containers to importers

October 27, 2021

LA, Long Beach ports pressure liner companies to clear cargo faster, while California Gov. Newsom tries to alleviate shipping backlog.

Logistics industry professionals say retailers and other cargo owners will ultimately bear the cost of drastic new fees announced Monday by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in response to mounting congestion disrupting the entire U.S. economy. 

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$25B worth of cargo stuck on 80 container ships off California

October 20, 2021

There was fleeting hope that Southern California port congestion had turned the corner. The number of container ships waiting offshore dipped to the low 60s and high 50s from a record high of 73 on Sept. 19, trans-Pacific spot rates plateaued, the Biden administration unveiled aspirations for 24/7 port ops, and electricity shortages curbed Chinese factory output.

The reality is that the port congestion crisis in Southern California is not getting any better.

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Crews Are Abandoned on Ships in Record Numbers Without Pay, Food or a Way Home

October 11, 2021

An engineer stuck on a cargo ship abandoned in a Black Sea port has waited four years to get paid and go home.

Off the coast of Somalia, a crew awaiting pay languishes on a pirate-trawled stretch of the Indian Ocean while their ship slowly takes on water. Another 14 seafarers, stuck on a cargo ship off the coast of Iran, have run out of food and fuel. Some contemplated suicide.

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How supply chain chaos and sky-high costs could last until 2023

October 4, 2021

Supply chain woes and port congestion are now getting attention at the central-bank level, given their effects on inflation. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently lamented, “It is frustrating to see the bottlenecks and supply chain problems not getting better. In fact … [they are] apparently getting worse.”

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Are historically high shipping rates causing consumer price inflation?

October 26, 2021

Before coronavirus, there was norovirus. Thousands of cruise passengers fell ill each year. “Cruises from hell” blared headlines alongside eye-catching pictures of giant ships. In fact, the vast majority of people sickened by the bug weren’t infected on cruises, but given the media spotlight, norovirus became widely known as the “cruise virus.”

Now we have more eye-catching pictures of giant ships in the news: this time, images of anchored container vessels stretching to the horizon alongside headlines about supply chain chaos, consumer price inflation and emptying store shelves.

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Why Christmas could be stuck in a shipping container

October 19, 2021

Christmas for millions would not be possible without China: many of the presents found under festive trees around the world are made in the manufacturing powerhouse.

But for weeks now, there has been increased congestion at ports in many countries, with retailers sounding the alarm bell that deliveries for the holiday season could be delayed.

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New digital platform tracks air cargo shipments live across supply chain

October 6, 2021

BlueBoxSystems has launched a digital platform called BlueBoxAir, which tracks airfreight shipments at every stage of the supply chain in real time.

BlueBoxAir receives data from more than 130 airlines and more than 1,600 airports globally, enabling it to: receive minutely aircraft positions; track shipments’ estimated arrival times, chargeable weights, transhipment ports and other information; and generate shipment reports.

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Tiaca tells air cargo to brace for ‘unprecedented challenges’ in Q4

September 22, 2021

Supply chain group Tiaca has warned that the air cargo sector faces “unprecedented challenges” in the fourth quarter.

The air cargo organisation pointed out that industry is already under pressure due to the lack of bellyhold capacity, modal shift due to issues in ocean shipping, unpredictable supply chain worker covid restrictions and a buoyant market.