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 bottleneck that’s left nearly 80 vessels waiting offshore to enter...

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 20104

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, hoping to avoid shipping delays caused...

October 22, 2021
Total Views: 2177

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 a monograph celebrating the career of filmmaker Spike Lee. They were headed for...

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 2953

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 for factory goods and burgeoning inventory. The Institute...

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 998

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 calls for tighter regulation of container carriers. For example, according to a new...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 1720

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 Geneva-headquartered carrier said...

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1136

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, waiting for a ride to the U.S....

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 7249

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 two major beef-producing nations as rising food prices stoke...

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 2090

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 Vietnam to control the worsening spread of the infectious delta variant...

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 1299

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 of Covid outbreaks in Guangzhou province. According...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 29178

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 April for a 43.6%...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 2373

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 facility spurs stricter virus-control measures. All...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 6025

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 delivered through the exchange. The March...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 1986

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 shipping containers. Global competition...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 12023