container shortage

gCaptain’s full coverage of the shipping container shortage sparked by trade imbalances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Empty Container Boxes Stuck At Rotterdam May Stoke Asia Shortage

By Ann Koh Jun 20, 2022,(Bloomberg) —Empty container boxes crucial for Asia’s exporters are getting stuck in the port of Rotterdam as a growing

June 20, 2022
Total Views: 4858

Monday, December 13, 2021
Trucks At Port Of LA

Southern California’s Empty Container Problem is Getting Worse, Truckers Say

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — Restrictions on empty-container returns at major ports are the top issue that needs fixing to help ease U.S.

December 13, 2021
Total Views: 3679

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Languishing Walnuts Show How Shipping Crisis Is Hurting U.S. Farmers

By Sharon Bernstein and Nathan Frandino ESCALON, Calif., Dec 9 (Reuters) – The shrink-wrapped boxes of fresh California walnuts stacked almost to the

December 9, 2021
Total Views: 2193

Monday, November 29, 2021

Reluctant Merchants Are Embracing Amazon’s Chartered Ships This Holiday Season

By Matt Day and Spencer Soper (Bloomberg) –Most cargo ships putting into the port of Everett, Washington, brim with cement and

November 29, 2021
Total Views: 14918

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Toymaker’s ‘War Room’ Goes 24/7 To Secure Spots On Containers And Ships

By Amelia Pollard (Bloomberg) –The journey of Tonka’s Mighty Dump Truck toy from its Asian factory to U.S. stores offers a window into

November 24, 2021
Total Views: 5524

Sunday, November 7, 2021

In a World Desperate for Wheat, Australia and Argentina Step Up

By Sybilla Gross (Bloomberg) –For the second season in a row, the stars are favorably aligned for Australian wheat growers — a bumper harvest,

November 7, 2021
Total Views: 1856

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Effective Immediately And Set To Last For 90 days, Long Beach Eases Container Rules

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) –Officials in Long Beach, California, relaxed restrictions on storing shipping containers in a bid to ease a

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 20616

Friday, October 22, 2021
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‘Containergeddon’ Drives Sugar, Rice Shippers Back to Bulkers

By Marcelo Teixeira NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Food traders are switching from containers back to dry bulk vessels to transport refined sugar and rice,

October 22, 2021
Total Views: 2429

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Shipping Delays Throws Book Industry Into Nail Biting Chaos

By Gerry Smith and Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) –Starting in late August, five container ships left China carrying 65,000 copies of

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 3007

Sunday, October 3, 2021
port of charleston

Despite Persistent Shipping Challenges U.S. Factory Growth Advances to Four-Month High

By Reade Pickert (Bloomberg) –A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in September at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by robust demand

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 1019

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Australia’s Exporters Continue To Face Increased Shipping Delays And Costs

By Sam Whelan (Loadstar)–Australia’s agricultural exporters are losing business because of increasing shipping delays and costs, prompting fresh

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 1743

Monday, September 6, 2021

MSC To Increase Its Peak Season Surcharge Between Europe And US

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC is to increase its peak season surcharge (PSS) between Europe and the US by $1,000 per 40ft on 1 October. The

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1241

Monday, August 30, 2021

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,

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 7372

Sunday, August 29, 2021
cargo ships in rio de janeiro

Beef Accumulating In Ports Due To Lack of Refrigerated Containers

By Ken Parks (Bloomberg) –Global shipping disruptions and drought-stricken rivers in the heart of South America threaten to pinch meat exports from

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 2158

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Coffee Splashing

Dire Shortage Of Containers Amid Other Setbacks Are Impacting Coffee Supplies

By Mai Ngoc Chau (Bloomberg)–World coffee supplies are suffering a fresh setback from stringent travel curbs imposed in second-biggest grower

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 1339

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Cargo ship Guangdong Port

Container Shortage Worsens as Ships Avoid Chinese Ports That Need Empties

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The availability of containers at southern Chinese ports continues to deteriorate as carriers omit calls due to a wave

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 29205

Friday, June 4, 2021
Wendover Shipping Container Shortages

Watch Wendover Explain The Container Crisis

A few weeks ago the Port of Long Beach reported its busiest April on record as dockworkers and terminal operators moved 746,188 twenty-foot equivalent units in

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 2414

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
shipping containers

Delays Expected at China’s Yantian Port on Covid Outbreak

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — One of the world’s busiest ports could see shipments delayed as a Covid-19 outbreak that earlier closed part of the

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 6045

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sugar High On Wall Street As White-Sugar Futures Climb On Container Shipping Worries

By Marvin G Perez and Manisha Jha (Bloomberg) White-sugar spreads climbed to a record high as a shipping container shortage increased demand for supplies

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 2008

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
By Sheila Fitzgerald
Press Releases

Container Crisis Upends Global Food Trade

By Isis Almeida , Ann Koh , and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) Food is piling up in all the wrong places, due to struggles facing ships hauling empty

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 12068