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French Strike for Thursday, December 5, 2019

A general strike in France affecting transportation and other public service sectors will commence on Thursday, December 5, 2019. While there will be  significant disruptions to rail, air, and local transportation services, please note that Marken has implemented continge...

  • French Strike for Thursday, December 5, 2019

    A general strike in France affecting transportation and other public service sectors will commence on Thursday, December 5, 2019. While there will be  significant disruptions to rail, air, and local transportation services, please note that Marken has implemented contingency plans to avoid impacts wherever possible. Marken will contact clients with any affected shipments but clients… Read more »

  • Chilean Workers Strike

    Workers in Chile are participating in a general strike on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, including airport services and Customs.  Marken is closely monitoring the situation and will reach out clients directly should any shipment experience potential impact, but contingency plans are in place and no service interruptions are expected. Clients may contact their local Marken… Read more »

  • Protests in Chile

    While political unrest is unfolding in Santiago and other major Chilean cities, Marken shipments remain unaffected and teams are prepared with contingency plans in place should the situation evolve further.   Shipments will be rerouted, facilitated and managed wherever needed to avoid delays.  Clients who have questions about a particular shipment can contact their local branch… Read more »

  • Marken Offers Industry-Wide Contingency Options to Protect Shipments Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    As Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast of the United States, Marken teams are prepared and have contingency plans in place utilizing other Marken branches to reroute, facilitate and manage client shipments.  Existing clients who have questions about a particular shipment can contact their local branch or US customer service at 1 800 Marken1.  Marken… Read more »

  • Winter Storm Jayden (U.S.)

    As of Tuesday, Winter Storm Jayden forced the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and triggered states of emergency in several states. The winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to the Midwest and is expected to bring snow to the South and Northeast U.S. ahead of polar vortex blast.   Marken has put contingency plans into effect… Read more »

  • U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

    In the wake of the U.S. federal government shutdown, life science companies question how it may affect their critical shipments of clinical supplies and biological lab samples. Currently, Marken is not experiencing any significant delays in processing import or export entries at U.S. ports. Besides customs, our primary concern relates to the services provided by… Read more »

  • Airport Strike in Germany

    On Tuesday, January 15, a planned strike by a German labor union will affect Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Hannover, Bremen, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle and Erfurt airports. The strike has resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations at the airports including domestic and international flights via Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline. Marken has enacted contingency plans to minimize any impact to our… Read more »

  • Boryspil International Airport (KBP) Embargo

    Boryspil International Airport (KBP) located in Kyiv, Ukraine is imposing a temporary embargo on imported cargo from December 24, 2018 until January 4, 2019. Marken has already put contingency plans in place. Clients may reach out to a local Marken office for updates on a particular shipment.

  • Winter Storm Diego (Southeast U.S.)

    Winter Storm Diego is expected to affect the Southeast United States, bringing a mix of freezing rain, sleet and heavy snowfall. The system could cause flash floods and power outages, snarl air travel and down trees as it makes its way east.   Marken has put contingency plans into effect to redirect shipments and minimize any… Read more »

  • Hurricane Willa (Mexico)

    Hurricane Willa, a Category 5 hurricane capable of catastrophic damage, is nearing Mexico’s Pacific coast. As the storm strengthens, it is expected to make an impact on Tuesday afternoon (October 23). Marken has contingency plans in place for shipments located the region. Clients may reach out to their local Marken office for information on a… Read more »

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