Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Longshoremen China

China’s Covid Zero Policy Towards Seafarers Escalates Supply Chain Crisis

By K. Oanh Ha and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) —China’s increasingly extreme Covid Zero policies are standing in the way of a full recovery for the

November 24, 2021
Total Views: 2701

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: 1315

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Marco Polo Container-ship lighthouse

Port Chief Sees U.S. Import Surge ‘Easily’ Lasting Into 2022

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) The head of one of the largest U.S. gateways for trade said robust demand for imported goods will likely be sustained into

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 1863

Friday, July 16, 2021
cocoa bean shipment

Chocolate Is The Latest Victim Of Port Congestion

By Ange Aboa (Reuters) Deliveries of cocoa beans to Ivory Coast’s two main ports have slowed in recent weeks as an energy crisis hit industries in the

July 16, 2021
Total Views: 2602

Thursday, July 15, 2021
maersk containership

Watch How Maersk Has Handled The 2021 Covid Cargo Surge

How did Maersk CEO Søren Skou navigate his company from unprecedented levels of cargo contraction last year to today’s surge in demand? With vaccine

July 15, 2021
Total Views: 2157

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
yantian port

Retail Suppliers Scramble to Secure Christmas Goods as Cargo Delays Worsen

By Lisa Baertlein and Jonathan Saul LOS ANGELES/LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Suppliers to Walmart , Target, and other major retailers told

June 29, 2021
Total Views: 3639

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: 29189

Monday, May 3, 2021
Container-ship Departure Houston
Maritime News

Sea Cargo Chaos Intensifies In The Summer Of Sold-Out Ships

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Container shipping rates are heading higher again, driven to new heights by unrelenting consumer demand and company restocking

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 13524

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hapag-Lloyd Places Huge Container Order to Combat Global Box Shortage

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for 150,000 twenty-foot equivalent containers amid the pandemic-fueled container crunch in Asia and

April 15, 2021
Total Views: 3197

Thursday, March 25, 2021
ever given stranded

Suez Canal Closure Deepens Global Container Crunch

By Jonathan Saul and Lisa Baertlein LONDON/LOS ANGELES, March 25 (Reuters) – The suspension of traffic through the Suez Canal has deepened problems

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 3550

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
shipping containers

Shortage of New Shipping Containers Adds to Global Trade Turmoil

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest makers of shipping containers are scrambling to meet a surge in demand for the metal

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 7625

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
shipping container

Exporters Take Unusual Steps to Ease Shipping Container Shortage

By Ann Koh and Rajesh Kumar Singh (Bloomberg) — Some of the world’s biggest exporters in Asia are intervening to alleviate a shipping container

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 3694

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
shipping container

Global Food Trade Upended by Container Crisis

By Isis Almeida, Ann Koh and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — Food is piling up in all the wrong places, thanks to carriers hauling empty

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 5625

Monday, January 25, 2021

Shipping’s Container Crunch Showing Signs of Easing

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A global shortage of shipping containers that’s sent ocean freight rates skyrocketing shows signs of easing, according

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5444

Friday, January 8, 2021
container terminal at port

Boxship Space in Asia Now Going, Going, Gone – to the Highest Bidder

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Major forwarders are engaged in fierce bidding wars in China, in order to secure equipment and space to North Europe.

January 8, 2021
Total Views: 3498

Thursday, January 7, 2021

U.S. Trade Gap Widened to Second-Biggest on Record in November

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened to the second-largest on record in November as merchandise imports reached a more than

January 7, 2021
Total Views: 1980

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020

What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long. IMO 2020 The

December 29, 2020
Total Views: 14346

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
china port

Freight Boom Fires Buffett Trains, Maersk Ships and Oil Prices

By Alaric Nightingale, Jeffrey Bair and Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — A great global restock is at hand, filling ships, trucks and trains, and also

December 23, 2020
Total Views: 10109

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

COVID Restocking Surge Continues at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles reports that November cargo volumes were up more than 20 percent compared to last year on a combination of increased consumer spending,

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2379

Thursday, December 10, 2020
port of long beach

World Shipping Council: Assessing the COVID Cargo Crunch

(World Shipping Council) – To say that current trade conditions are challenging would be an understatement, particularly in North America, which is

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 2132