Friday, October 15, 2021
Ports

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...

5 hours ago
Total Views: 1080

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
yantian port china
Shipping

China’s Exports Surged to Record in September as Demand Outweighs Power Crisis

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s exports surged to a new monthly record in September as strong demand ahead of year-end holidays and rising prices outweighed the effect of power shortages...

October 13, 2021
Total Views: 568

Friday, October 8, 2021
yantian port china
Shipping

China’s Energy Crisis Is Hitting Everything From iPhones to Milk

By Jeff Sutherland and Tom Hancock (Bloomberg) — The hit from China’s energy crunch is starting to ripple throughout the globe, hurting everyone from Toyota Motor Corp. to Australian sheep farmers...

October 8, 2021
Total Views: 3197

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
ship loading coal
Shipping

China Power Crisis to Kick Off Global Race for Coal

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s power crisis looks set to spur it to import more coal from a wider range of producers, putting it into competition with European and Indian...

September 29, 2021
Total Views: 3047

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
Maritime News

China’s Electric Grid Stumbles Under Shipping Shortage

by Debby Wu (Bloomberg) China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing...

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 3187

yantian port china
Shipping

Container Shipping’s Latest Shock: Blackouts in China

By Martina Li in Taiwan (The Loadstar) – Factories in at least ten Chinese provinces have either cut output or closed temporarily this month, after government-imposed power cuts to curb carbon emissions....

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 63068

Monday, September 27, 2021
Defense

China Condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait Warship Mission

BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) – China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was behavior that “harbored evil intentions” and that...

September 27, 2021
Total Views: 1999

Friday, September 24, 2021
port of los angeles
Shipping

Transpacific Spot Rates Ease Ahead of China’s Golden Week Holiday

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – There were signs of a silver lining finally beginning to appear for beleaguered US shippers this week, after the spot container freight rates to both...

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 718

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Ports

COSCO Shipping Unit Takes Minority Stake in Favored Hamburg Container Terminal

The port operations arm of COSCO Shipping will buy a minority stake in Port of Hamburg’s Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT), the main calling point for COSCO Shipping ships in Germany....

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 869

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
German Navy Frigate F 217 Bayern
Navy

China Denies German Navy Port Entry

by Emma Thomasson (Reuters) China has denied a German warship entry into a local harbor, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the “Bayern” frigate, the spokesperson told...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 5052

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Typhoon Chanthu Shanghai
Weather

Shanghai And Ningbo Start Reopening After Typhoon Chanthu

(Bloomberg) –Shanghai is restarting flights and some container port operations as weakening Typhoon Chanthu heads slowly out to sea. Shanghai’s container port, the world’s biggest, will gradually resume some container-related...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 599

Monday, September 13, 2021
Weather

Ports Close As China Upgrades Typhoon Chanthu To ‘Highest Level’

Zhejiang province upgraded its emergency response to Chanthu to the highest level on Sunday, closing ports as well as suspending air and rail services.

September 13, 2021
Total Views: 2909

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Navy

Japan Spots Chinese Sub Just Outside Territorial Waters

by Rocky Swift (Reuters) Japan’s defense ministry said on Sunday that a submarine believed to be from China was spotted in waters near its southern islands, as maritime tensions persist...

September 12, 2021
Total Views: 3056

Friday, September 10, 2021
Super Typhoon Chanthu
Weather

China Ports Brace For Super Typhoon Chanthu

By Ditas Lopez (Bloomberg) Two of China’s main ports are preparing for the arrival of Super Typhoon Chanthu, which was dumping heavy rain on the north of the Philippines Friday...

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 1704

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Port of Haifa, Israel
Ports

Israel Opens New Chinese-Operated Port

by Ari Rabinovitch (Reuters) – Israel has opened a new shipping port along its Mediterranean coast that will bring much-needed competition to a sector plagued by delays and boost the country’s standing...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 3362

Monday, August 30, 2021
Shipping

One Stuck Box of Fertilizer Shows the Global Supply Chain Crisis

By Ann KohAug (Bloomberg) — Somewhere in the world’s busiest port of Shanghai, a container of fertilizer sits among tens of thousands of boxes, waiting for a ride to the U.S....

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 7242

Friday, August 27, 2021
united states coast guard cutter
USCG

U.S. Coast Guard Patrols Taiwan Strait After Chinese Assault Drills

(Reuters) – A U.S. warship and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the latest in what Washington calls routine operations through the sensitive waterway that...

August 27, 2021
Total Views: 3769

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
port in Ningbo, Zhejiang
Ports

China Reopens Terminal at World’s Third-Busiest Port

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The Meishan terminal at China’s second-busiest port reopened Wednesday following a two-week shutdown that further snarled already stressed shipping routes in Asia.  The terminal will start...

August 25, 2021
Total Views: 776

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
ningbo port congestion
Ports

Ships Resume Berthing At Ningbo

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Ships have resumed berthing operations at a halted container terminal in Ningbo, China, adding to optimism that full activity at one of the world’s busiest ports will...

August 24, 2021
Total Views: 926

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
ningbo port congestion
Ports

China Port Congestion Worsens as Ningbo Shuts for Seventh Day

By Kevin Varley and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — The partial closure of the world’s third-busiest container port is worsening congestion at other major Chinese ports, as ships divert away from Ningbo amid uncertainty...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2201