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Friday, July 12, 2024
A worker on a container crane at the Port of Los Angeles
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U.S. Container Imports Continue to Rise Amid Supply Chain Challenges

The monthly inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports continues to rise despite a multiple supply chain challenges, according to the Global Port

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
The Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal courtesy Georgia Ports Authority
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U.S. Container Imports Continue to Show Robust Growth Over 2023

U.S. container import volume remained strong in June 2024, with volumes increasing by double-digits compared to the same month last year, according to

July 10, 2024
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A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
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Global Demand for Ocean Container Shipping Hits All-Time High

Global demand for ocean freight container shipping hit an all-time record in May amid soaring spot rates and severe port congestion, according to data released

July 10, 2024
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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Port of Singapore
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Singapore Container Ship Logjam Spills Over to Malaysian Port

(Bloomberg) — Container ship congestion in Singapore, one of Asia’s busiest ports, is spreading to neighboring Malaysia, snarling supply chains and

July 9, 2024
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Monday, July 8, 2024
FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen on the Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships, as it sails in the Strait of Gibraltar towards the port of Algeciras, Spain January 19, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo
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Maersk CEO Warns of Prolonged Challenges Due to Red Sea Disruptions

Maersk highlighted significant challenges posed by the ongoing Red Sea situation, which has forced ships to divert around Africa, increasing costs and

July 8, 2024
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FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen on the Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships, next to cranes at the APM Terminals in the port of Algeciras, Spain January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo
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SFL Secures New 5-Year Charters for Four Containerships

SFL Corporation Ltd. (NYSE: SFL) announced today the agreement of new 5-year time charters for four 8,700 TEU container vessels, adding approximately $240

July 8, 2024
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Friday, July 5, 2024
Aerial view of a container ship
Shipping

Container Market Conditions Tighten on Key Deep-Sea Trades, Says Expert

June saw further tightening of market conditions on key deep-sea container trades, with spot rates and associated surcharges increasing every week throughout

July 5, 2024
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Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner
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Spot Rate Surge to Continue Post-Golden Week

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Since the 1 July implementation of a series of peak season surcharges (PSS) and new FAK (freight all kinds) levels,

July 5, 2024
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Wednesday, July 3, 2024
MSC Container ship enters portCatstyecam / Shutterstock.com
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MSC Hits Record 20% Market Share of Global Containership Capacity

By Charlotte Goldstone (The Loadstar) – MSC now holds a 20% share of the global container shipping market, in terms of capacity offered, a record in the

July 3, 2024
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Monday, July 1, 2024
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

HMM Designated as Controlled Carrier by Federal Maritime Commission

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the U.S. agency responsible for ensuring a reliable and competitive international ocean transportation system, has

July 1, 2024
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Friday, June 28, 2024
Aerial top view of a containership underway
Shipping

Continued Spot Rate Surge Looms with New FAK Hikes and Surcharges

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As expected after last week’s surge in spot rate levels, this week saw more modest gains thanks to a week’s

June 28, 2024
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Wednesday, June 26, 2024
FILE PHOTO: Ships and shipping containers are pictured at the port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
Shipping

Global Freight Rises But Shows Signs of Weakness in U.S.

By John Kemp LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Global manufacturing activity and freight are showing signs of a recovery, after a downturn took hold

June 26, 2024
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Port Houston Reports Strong Container Volumes in May
Ports

Port Houston Reports Strong Container Volumes in May

Port Houston reported handling 364,866 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May, marking a significant increase of 21% compared to May of last year. The

June 26, 2024
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Monday, June 17, 2024
The Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal courtesy Georgia Ports Authority
Ports

Retail Strength Drives Container Volume Growth at Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah has witnessed significant growth in container volumes due to a strengthening retail market and an influx of new customers. In May, the

June 17, 2024
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
Ports

Port of Los Angeles Reports Mixed Results for May

Despite a slight 3% drop from last year’s figures, the Port of Los Angeles processed 752,893 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May, maintaining an

June 13, 2024
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Monday, June 10, 2024
Cars, made in Morocco and intended for export, wait to be shipped at Tanger Med Port, on the Strait of Gibraltar, east of Tangier, Morocco June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Abdelhak Balhaki
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Morocco’s Tanger Med Port Expects to Exceed Nominal Container Capacity

TANGIER, June 10 (Reuters) – Morocco’s Tanger Med port expects to top its nominal processing capacity of nine million containers this year,

June 10, 2024
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Friday, June 7, 2024
ningbo port congestion
Shipping

Container Spot Rates in China Set to Hit Five Figures

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – There were further double-digit increases in container spot freight rates this week, after a series of general rate

June 7, 2024
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Thursday, June 6, 2024
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Shipping

U.S. Container Imports Continue to Gain

May 2024 marked another month of remarkable growth for U.S. container imports, registering a 6.2% increase from April and an 11.9% upswing year-on-year,

June 6, 2024
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Aerial view of a container ship
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Container Price Bubble Expected to Burst in 2H 2024, Says Container xChange

Container xChange, a leading player in the global container shipping market, released its June market forecaster report, showing a significant 45% surge in

June 5, 2024
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containership
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Libra Group Makes $2 Billion Exit from Container Shipping

By Jonathan Saul ATHENS, June 5 (Reuters) – Libra Group exited the container shipping market this week after selling close to 100

June 5, 2024
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