Port Congestion

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

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

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
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Saturday, February 4, 2023

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
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Cargo ship Guangdong Port

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
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Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

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
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Thursday, October 13, 2022

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

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
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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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
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Saturday, September 10, 2022
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail

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
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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
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Soybean Ship

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
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Friday, September 2, 2022

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
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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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

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

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
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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
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA

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
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Friday, August 12, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

More Blank Sailings Likely as Spot Rates Tumble

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates are falling fast on all export routes from China in what should normally be the peak season for

August 12, 2022
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Friday, August 5, 2022

Dockworker Union Plans Strike At UK’s Biggest Container Port

By Siddharth Philip (Bloomberg) Almost 2,000 dock workers at Felixstowe, Britain’s biggest container ship port, will strike for eight days later this month

August 5, 2022
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