Wednesday, June 8, 2022

China’s Export Boom Fades as Spending Shifts

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — After two years of record exports, Chinese manufacturers are turning downbeat as consumers in their biggest markets curb

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 2445

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdowns Ease

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 1343

Friday, May 13, 2022

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come

Here’s what’s at risk tomorrow if we don’t respond to the crew change crisis today. By Hrishi Olickel and Irina Carbunaru – The crew change crisis

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 2165

Monday, May 9, 2022
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Over 600 Stranded I-Kiribati Seafarers Repatriated, Some After Two Years

Over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic have now been repatriated, the International Chamber of Shipping announced Monday.

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 2579

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Brazilian Meat Exporters Face Hurdles Shipping Through Shanghai

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ABPA, a lobby group representing large pork and chicken processors like JBS SA and BRF SA,

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 1784

angshan Deep-Water Port

Windward: 1 in 5 Containerships Globally Are Stuck Waiting Outside Congested Ports

The number of containerships waiting outside of congested ports has risen sharply in recent months, with 20% of all containerships trading globally now stuck

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 4365

Friday, April 15, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port

Shippers Seek Alternatives to Southeast China Ports Hit By Covid Lockdowns

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – As supply chain uncertainty at China’s key port cities drags on, shippers are hunting for alternative cargo options

April 15, 2022
Total Views: 1472

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port

China’s Imports Drop, Export Growth Slows on Covid Lockdowns

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s imports unexpectedly fell in March and export growth slowed, with Covid lockdowns disrupting port

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 1098

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

European Trade Group Warns China Lockdowns Threatening Supply Chains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — European businesses operating in China are struggling to cope with lockdowns that are hurting production and threatening

April 6, 2022
Total Views: 1015

Monday, April 4, 2022

Capital Link Session on Geopolitics: Black Swans, Known Unknowns and Preparing for War

Last week’s Capital Link online Shipping Forum was organized well before the crisis in the Ukraine unfolded. An important observation that emerged from

April 4, 2022
Total Views: 1153

angshan Deep-Water Port

Supply Chain Chaos Continues as Shanghai Lockdown is Extended Indefinitely

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – The Shanghai lockdown has been extended indefinitely, a move that casts further uncertainty over Chinese supply

April 4, 2022
Total Views: 2842

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Cruise Ships

CDC Scraps Cruise Ship COVID Warning After 2 Years

March 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice

March 30, 2022
Total Views: 2735

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ukraine War and China’s COVID Lockdowns Add to Supply Chain Problems

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Global supply strains that started to ease in early 2022 are worsening again as headwinds strengthen from the war in

March 29, 2022
Total Views: 1266

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Trucking Delays and Ship Queues Grow in China Amid New COVID Lockdowns

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Forwarders have warned of landside logistics disruption in China from the latest round of Covid-related lockdowns,

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 1475


New Omicron Curbs Bite Chinese Ports

By Joe Brock (Reuters) The queues of container ships outside major Chinese ports are lengthening by the day as COVID-19 outbreaks in manufacturing export hubs

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 1607

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Cruise Ships

Australia to Lift COVID-19 Cruise Ban

SYDNEY, March 15 (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday said it would lift its entry ban for international cruise ships next month, effectively

March 15, 2022
Total Views: 793

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China’s COVID Curbs Hit The Supply Chain

By Brenda Goh and Josh Horwitz (Reuters) – Manufacturers of everything from flash drives to glass for Apple iPhone screens are warning of shipment

March 15, 2022
Total Views: 1171

Monday, March 14, 2022
Qingdao Port

Container Rates Climb On China Lockdowns

By Kevin Varley and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) The number of container ships waiting off Qingdao, one of China’s biggest ports, is continuing to rise as the country

March 14, 2022
Total Views: 3779

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

U.S. Navy Destroyer Sidelined Amid Court Battle with Unvaccinated Commanding Officer

The readiness status of a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer is up the air as a legal battle between the Navy and the destroyer’s anti-vax Commanding

March 9, 2022
Total Views: 8174

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
container ship port

Omicron Ripping Through Cargo Ships May Exacerbate Shipping Woes

By K. Oanh Ha and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Omicron is ripping through cargo ships, raising concerns that a surge in cases, coupled with China’s tightened

February 23, 2022
Total Views: 5443