Sunday, October 17, 2021
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Ship Gridlock Stretches Supply Lines Thin

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) Global ports are growing more gridlocked as the pandemic era’s supply shocks intensify, threatening to spoil the holiday shopping season, erode corporate profits and drive up...

October 17, 2021
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
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South African Port Declares Force Majeure

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s monopoly port operator Transnet late Friday declared a force majeure at its Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, it said in a statement, following a...

October 16, 2021
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Friday, October 15, 2021
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Biden’s Port Crisis Plan Seeks Inland Terminals, More Truckers

By Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg) — Commitments from shippers and cargo owners to move toward around-the-clock unloading at the docks in Los Angeles are a first step to addressing a national supply-chain...

October 15, 2021
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Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor

Congestion Hits Throughput at Port of Long Beach in September

Congestion at the Port of Long Beach hit throughput in September with volumes falling nearly 6% compared to the same month last year. Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest port...

October 15, 2021
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Containership Traffic Jam in Southeast Asia Worst Since April

By Kevin Varley and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take...

October 15, 2021
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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Christmas Toy Shortages Loom as Cargo Clogs Major UK Port

By Siddharth Philip and Deirdre Hipwell (Bloomberg) — Sirens blared as cranes lifted containers from the Ever Genius, a ship stretching four times the width of Buckingham Palace along a berth...

October 14, 2021
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Supply Chain Too Snarled for Biden’s Christmas Fix, Experts Say

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is pushing to ease supply shortages and tame rising prices in time for Christmas, but unsnarling...

October 14, 2021
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Wild Weather Sparks Ship Backlog From Shenzhen to Singapore

By Kyunghee Park and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — A tropical storm that’s lashing southern China mixed with Covid-related supply chain snarls is causing a ship backlog from Shenzhen to Singapore, intensifying...

October 14, 2021
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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Carriers Skip Congestion-Hit Port of Savannah

French shipping giant CMA CGM says it will suspend calls at the Port of Savannah on the U.S. East Coast due to severe congestion and long wait times. The announcement...

October 13, 2021
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Biden Confronts Supply Chain Crisis Largely Beyond His Grip

By Jennifer Epstein and Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration is trying to relieve supply chain bottlenecks ahead of the U.S. Christmas shopping season, but officials acknowledge their options are...

October 13, 2021
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Biden Enlists Private Sector Help to Fix Bottlenecks Threatening Holiday Sales

By Alexandra Alper, Steve Holland and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged the private sector to help ease supply chain blockages that are...

October 13, 2021
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Congresswoman Proposes Ship Anchoring Ban Off Southern California, Home to the Nation’s Busiest Ports

With investigators eyeing a ship’s anchor as the cause of the pipeline oil leak off of Orange County, California, one Republican Congresswoman is calling for end to the age-old practice...

October 13, 2021
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Don’t Panic Buy Christmas, Britain Says Amid Choked Ports

By Sarah Young and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Britain said on Wednesday that people should buy normally for Christmas and there would be no shortage of gifts,...

October 13, 2021
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Felixstowe Congestion Could Lead to $2 Billion of Stranded UK Imports, Says Report

By Charlie Bartlett, European Correspondent (The Loadstar) – Appraisals of the situation at Felixstowe conflicted today – a report warned that some $2bn of imports could be affected at the current rate...

October 13, 2021
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White House Outlines Efforts to Address Supply Chain Bottlenecks at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – Fact Sheet

The Biden Administration is set to unveil plans to address bottlenecks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In a White House “Fact Sheet” published today ahead of...

October 13, 2021
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Retail Imports Drive Record Volumes at Port of Charleston Container Terminals in September

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston seems to be handling the the retail imports surge in stride as it kicks off holiday shipping season with a bang. SC Ports reported 205,008...

October 12, 2021
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DP World Pledges $1.7 Billion In African Ports Deal

By Antony Sguazzin (Bloomberg) DP World and CDC Group have formed a partnership to develop ports in Africa and committed to spending $1.72 billion on infrastructure over the next few...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 930

Tropical Storm Kompasu 2021

Ports Close In China As Tropical Storm Kompasu Nears

The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world’s busiest ports jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains as tropical cyclone Kompasu approaches.

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1499

Monday, October 11, 2021
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Brazil Exports Soar As ‘Soybean Super-Highway’ River Dries Up

By Ana Mano (Reuters) – Soymeal shipments from Brazil’s Paranagua port jumped in September driven by strong demand and a drought that has disrupted a traditional logistics route via Argentina....

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 2337

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Port Sudan Three Week Long Blockade Causes Shortages Of Wheat And Fuel Oil

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A three-week blockade of Sudan’s main port by tribal protesters is causing shortages of wheat and fuel oil for power generation, endangering the country’s already faulty electricity supply,...

October 10, 2021
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