USTRANSCOM Awards Global Household Goods Contract

On April 30, 2020, the U.S. Transportation Command, on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), awarded American Roll On Roll Off Carrier Group, Inc., (ARC), Parsippany, New Jersey, a Fixed-Price with Economic Price Adjustments, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract in the amount of $7,211,331,984 USD in the procurement of the Global Household Goods Contract.

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Information for Individuals Applying for U.S. Permanent Residency

Gallagher Transport reports: For individuals who are seeking to arrive into the US, if their PRC/Green Card was approved before April 23rd – ie. they have been granted a permanent residency number – they should be allowed to arrive/import. A 60 day ban, starting April 23rd is currently in effect for those seeking permanent residence regardless of where they are in the approval process.

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ARC Awarded Global Household Goods Contract

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group, Inc. today announced the company has been selected for a new multiyear award contract by the United States Transportation Command to provide global relocation services for the Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard. ARC will lead a full-service, worldwide relocation effort with a team of subcontracting partners focused on improving the quality of service provided to Service Members, their families, and DoD civilians under the Global Household Goods Contract. GHC is valued at $7.2B for the transition period and three-year base period.

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Airborne Coronavirus Detected in Wuhan Hospitals

Adding to growing evidence that the novel coronavirus can spread through air, scientists have identified genetic markers of the virus in airborne droplets, many with diameters smaller than one-ten-thousandth of an inch. “Those are going to stay in the air floating around for at least two hours. It strongly suggests that there is potential for airborne transmission.”

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Chinese manufacturers cut container production to hold prices as demand falls

For the first time in a decade, the world container fleet is likely to be getting smaller, in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. New research from Drewry Maritime Advisors suggests that, despite warnings from freight service providers that global maritime supply chains are likely to come under increasing pressure due to a shortage of equipment, it appears Chinese box manufacturers have substantially cut production to maintain prices.

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