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Port Congestion

gCaptain’s full coverage of global port congestion since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Friday, February 2, 2024
port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

U.S. Container Ports Preparing for Cargo Surge Due to Red Sea Disruption

U.S. ports, particularly on the West Coast, could see a surge in cargo volumes in the coming weeks as shippers re-route cargo to avoid Red Sea disruption from

February 2, 2024
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Tuesday, January 9, 2024
container ship at sea
Shipping

Red Sea Crisis Could Trigger Port Congestion and Push Shipping Rates Higher

HSBC Global Research is warning that the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea could lead to congestion at ports due to uncertain vessel schedules and equipment

January 9, 2024
Total Views: 4725

Monday, March 13, 2023
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California
Shipping

Fewer Containerships in U.S. Waters Reveals Trade Slowdown

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — The number of container ships in US coastal waters has fallen to less than half of the count a year earlier, in the latest

March 13, 2023
Total Views: 4785

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Pakistan Inflation At 48-Year-High As Supplies Jam In Ports
Ports

Pakistan Inflation At 48-Year-High As Supplies Jam In Ports

By Faseeh Mangi and Kamran Haider (Bloomberg) –Pakistan’s inflation quickened to the fastest in almost 48 years in January as thousands of

February 4, 2023
Total Views: 1373

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Cargo ship Guangdong Port
Ports

US Goods-Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest in Nearly Two Years

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The US merchandise-trade deficit narrowed in November to the smallest since December 2020 due to a plunge in imports. The

December 27, 2022
Total Views: 812

Thursday, October 27, 2022
SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?
Blog

SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?

Rouge waves and rough waters are ahead for shipping, globalization, and logistics but are boomers to blame for our woes? Captain John Konrad says yes.

October 27, 2022
Total Views: 18593

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
LNG carrier with letters L N G on side
Ports

Europe LNG Port Congestion May Last Through November

By Belén Carreño (Reuters) – Several ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) anchored off Spain’s Bay of Cadiz are likely to stay there

October 26, 2022
Total Views: 1668

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Port of Savannah Sees Signs of Market Correction
Ports

Port of Savannah Sees Signs of Market Correction

Cargo volumes through the Port of Savannah tumbled more than 7 percent in September in part due to impacts related to Hurricane Ian. Even so, the port closed

October 13, 2022
Total Views: 3236

Supply Chain Snarls Loosen, But Plenty of Problems Remain
Shipping

Supply Chain Snarls Loosen, But Plenty of Problems Remain

By Timothy Aeppel Oct 13 (Reuters) – John Ehresmann loves that the cost of shipping an ocean container from Asia to a U.S. port or

October 13, 2022
Total Views: 909

Monday, September 26, 2022
containerships anchored off port of los angeles
Ports

Checking Back In On Southern California’s Containership Backup

As U.S. import demand fades and inbound cargo increasingly shifts away from Southern California ports, the highly publicized containership backup at the

September 26, 2022
Total Views: 4671

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Nigeria Pins Hopes On Deep Sea Port To End Cargo Congestion
Ports

Nigeria Pins Hopes On Deep Sea Port To End Cargo Congestion

(Bloomberg) –Nigeria is betting a deep sea port set to open early next year will help revive an economy grappling with soaring inflation, stagnating

September 24, 2022
Total Views: 3803

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail
Ports

US Unions Work To Avoid Rail Strikes

By Victoria Cavaliere (Bloomberg) Freight railroads and labor unions are working through the weekend to hammer out a new contract to avoid a strike that could

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 3020

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
German Port Congestion, Supply Bottlenecks Weigh on Global Trade
Ports

German Port Congestion, Supply Bottlenecks Weigh on Global Trade

By Bryce Baschuk (Bloomberg) — Supply-chain snarls are persisting, with more than 2% of all global shipping capacity at a standstill outside Germany’s

September 6, 2022
Total Views: 1929

Soybean Ship, Paranagua port. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
News

US Port Delays Hit Soybean Farmers

By Tarso Veloso and Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) US farmers facing supply-chain bottlenecks and a surging dollar are losing their competitive edge in the

September 6, 2022
Total Views: 2195

Friday, September 2, 2022
California Walnut Producers Struggle to Reach Overseas Markets
Shipping

California Walnut Producers Struggle to Reach Overseas Markets

By Kim Chipman and Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — As summer winds down and the holiday season nears, California’s $1 billion walnut industry is

September 2, 2022
Total Views: 1376

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Egypt Introduces Measures to Help Clear Backed Up Ports
Shipping

Egypt Introduces Measures to Help Clear Backed Up Ports

CAIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Egypt’s finance ministry has put in place a package of measures to clear a backlog of goods piled up in port, a

August 30, 2022
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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sees Softening Of Global Freight Rates
Shipping

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sees Softening Of Global Freight Rates

By Samy Adghirni and Tara Patel (Bloomberg) –French container line giant CMA CGM SA is seeing an across-the-board drop in shipping rates and a

August 28, 2022
Total Views: 4495

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
Ports

Time For Major Investments In New Container Ports And Terminals

by John D. McCown (OpEd) Sixty-six years ago the postwar growth in the US economy saw increasing congestion on highways.  That problem became the catalyst for

August 27, 2022
Total Views: 2849

The San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Photo Courtesy Port of Long Beach
Ports

Container Dwell Fee On Hold Again For San Pedro Bay Ports

The San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will postpone consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” for four weeks, until Sept. 23.  Since the

August 27, 2022
Total Views: 741

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA
Shipping

Viewpoint: FMC Emergency Order Won’t Be Enough to Alleviate Congestion

By Maia Kemp-Welch (The Loadstar) – A Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) emergency order “won’t be enough” to alleviate supply chain congestion in

August 25, 2022
Total Views: 1190
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