container shipping

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Carriers Urged to Stick to Schedule as North Europe Port Volumes Fall

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The two biggest North European hub ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp-Bruges, handled fewer containers in the first half of

July 27, 2022
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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tugs assist a CMA CGM containership to its berth at the Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah Backup Swells as Shifting Trade and Ad Hoc Services Contribute to Cargo Surge

Port of Savannah’s ship backup continues to build as a shift in vessel calls from the West Coast, Charleston diversions, and growing number of ad hoc and

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 4048

Friday, July 22, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship

Spot Rates Tumble Amid Muted Start To Peak Season

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) Container spot rates from Asia to Europe and the US are coming under increased pressure, as the peak season appears “muted”

July 22, 2022
Total Views: 3361

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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CMA CGM Boss Slams ‘Windfall’ Tax Proposal

By Tara Patel (Bloomberg) — The billionaire head of shipping giant CMA CGM SA pushed back against a plan by some French lawmakers for a windfall tax on

July 20, 2022
Total Views: 2181

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) US import container volumes grew by 5.9% in June, year on year, defying weaker consumer demand trends. According to the latest

July 19, 2022
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Liverpool Dockworkers Might Strike Over Pay

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Hundreds of dockworkers at one of Britain’s largest container ports will be balloted for strike action in a

July 19, 2022
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Monday, July 18, 2022
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New Panama Canal Toll Structure Approved

Panama has approved a new toll structure for ships using the waterway. The new structure will be phased in beginning in 2023. The new structure, recommended by

July 18, 2022
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Biden Signs Executive Order On Rail Labor Dispute

by Chris Sanders (Reuters) President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order creating an emergency board to help resolve disputes between major

July 18, 2022
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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Ultra-Large Containership APL Vanda Loses Boxes Overboard in Indian Ocean

A CMA CGM-operated mega containership apparently lost an undisclosed number of containers overboard while underway in the Indian Ocean off the coast of

July 14, 2022
Total Views: 17490

HMM containership in port

South Korea’s HMM Reveals Plan to Leapfrog in Carrier Rankings with $11 Billion Growth Strategy

South Korea’s flagship shipping line HMM will invest approximately $11 billion in the coming years to expand its fleet of container and bulk ships,

July 14, 2022
Total Views: 1001

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Rail Congestion Threatens Nationwide Logjam, LA’s Seroka Says

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, July 13 (Reuters) – Railroads and importers must remove cargo that is stacking up at the nation’s busiest

July 13, 2022
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Port of Los Angeles Kicks Off Peak Season with Record June

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka says clearing cargo—rail cargo, in particular— is critical to avoiding nationwide logjam during peak

July 13, 2022
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China’s Exports Bounce Back, But Global Risks Darken Trade Outlook

By Ellen Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – China’s exports rose at the fastest pace in five months in June as factories

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 995

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

All Eyes On Container Shipping Where ‘Maybes’ Are Abound

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – As the “R” word, “recession” is increasingly being used by economic forecasters, questions are abounding regarding

July 12, 2022
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U.S. Retail Imports Set Another Record Heading Into Peak Season

Retail imports set another record high this spring as the nation’s major container ports worked to reduce congestion and retailers stocked up before

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 939

Thursday, July 7, 2022
oocl containership

OOCL Proves Carriers Can Still Perform in Softer Market

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carrier average rates per teu appear to have plateaued in the second quarter, as contract rate increases are

July 7, 2022
Total Views: 2136

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Labor Unrest Disrupts Supply Chains From Sea to Sky

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Each wave of supply shock to hit the global economy during the pandemic seems to produce a different scapegoat. First

July 6, 2022
Total Views: 1596

Thursday, June 30, 2022
container shipping

Drewry: Beginning of the End for Container Shipping’s Bull Run

Container shipping’s pandemic-fueled boom cycle has undoubtedly taken a turn in recent months, but lingering congestion is likely to prevent a swift

June 30, 2022
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Ocean Carriers Blanking Sailings to Mitigate Dip in Demand -Project44

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are resorting to more aggressive blanking strategies to manage a dip in demand, according to the

June 30, 2022
Total Views: 3867


Key U.S. Ports Brace for Expiration of Dockworker Union Contract

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — A labor contract for 22,000 US West Coast dockworkers is on the verge of expiring, opening the door to strikes,

June 30, 2022
Total Views: 2211