Port Congestion

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Statue of Liberty overlooking Port of New York and New Jersey

Port of New York and New Jersey Hopes New Container Imbalance Fee Can Help Clear Empty Containers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced a new “container imbalance fee” for ocean carriers to help clear long-dwelling empty

August 3, 2022
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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Maersk Upgrades Guidance as Congestion Lingers ‘Longer Than Anticipated’

Lingering congestion in container shipping is continuing to buoy high freight rates, leading the world’s number two ocean carrier to upgrade its earnings

August 2, 2022
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Shipping Container Warehouse in California

Will Ships Overload California Warehouses?

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) – America’s largest warehouse market is full as major U.S. retailers warn of slowing sales of the clothing,

August 2, 2022
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Friday, July 29, 2022

Dock Strikes and Shippers Seeking Rate Renegotiations Add Pressure on Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The threat of dock strikes at Felixstowe and Liverpool next month, together with the potential resumption of industrial

July 29, 2022
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Carriers Urged to Stick to Schedule as North Europe Port Volumes Fall

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The two biggest North European hub ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp-Bruges, handled fewer containers in the first half of

July 27, 2022
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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Port of New York’s Expanded Gate Hours Isn’t Helping Supply Chain Snarls

By Augusta Saraiva and Skylar Woodhouse (Bloomberg) — The US’s second-largest port complex is struggling to process cargo despite expanded gate hours,

July 21, 2022
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) US import container volumes grew by 5.9% in June, year on year, defying weaker consumer demand trends. According to the latest

July 19, 2022
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Monday, July 18, 2022

When Will Supply Chains Return to Normal?

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Rock guitarist Jack White, who extended his “Supply Chain Issues Tour” into October, might want to name

July 18, 2022
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Thursday, July 14, 2022

German Dockworkers Begin Two-Day Strike Adding to Congestion Woes

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Dockers walked out of German ports at six o’clock this morning at the start of a 48-hour strike that will paralyse

July 14, 2022
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Labor Unrest Disrupts Supply Chains From Sea to Sky

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Each wave of supply shock to hit the global economy during the pandemic seems to produce a different scapegoat.

July 6, 2022
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A Sea Of Shipping Containers

Over 2% of Global Freight Capacity at Standstill in North Sea Region -Germany’s IfW

Global trade shows a slightly positive trend in June as North America sees some improvement, but there is “unusually long” congestion in the North

July 6, 2022
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
shipping container

Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo

A cadre of ocean carriers are charging exorbitant, potentially illegal, fees on shipping containers stuck because of congestion at ports. Sellers of furniture,

July 3, 2022
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Clogged Warehouses And Rail Delays Signal New Supply Chain Woes

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) Public attention has waned two years into the crisis that disrupted global supply chains, giving the impression that everything

June 28, 2022
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Monday, June 27, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

Checking In On Southern California’s Containership Backup

With a busy summer expected at the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, vessel traffic officials are reporting a new record low number of

June 27, 2022
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Maersk Sees No Let Up in Surging Cost of Shipping Goods

By Richa Naidu and Padraic Halpin LONDON/DUBLIN, June 22 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping goods has surged 25-30% since the start of the pandemic due

June 22, 2022
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Friday, June 17, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA

Port of Los Angeles Truck Gates Go Unused as Peak Season Approaches

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — Two years into the crisis that disrupted global supply chains and as US ports prepare for an earlier peak season, more

June 17, 2022
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shanghai free trade zone

VesselsValue Says Shanghai Port Congestion Remains at Seasonal Norms

Shanghai port congestion remains at normal season levels, even as COVID-19 lockdowns have been reimposed throughout much of the city, according to new data

June 17, 2022
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Carriers Battle to Ease Congestion at Northern European Ports

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Maersk is looking to overland Asian containers at less-congested North European ports and evacuate long-stay imports to

June 16, 2022
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port of los angeles and long beach

Port Congestion to Keep Spot Freight Rates High Into 2023, Executives Say

By Jeslyn Lerh SINGAPORE, June 16 (Reuters) – Global port congestion is set to continue until at least early 2023 and keep spot freight rates

June 16, 2022
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Monday, June 13, 2022
port of los angeles and long beach

Fitch: Port Congestion Will Prevent Container Shipping’s Return to Normal in 2022

Fitch Ratings is calling for another solid year for container shipping industry earnings as port congestion will continue to prevent a return to pre-pandemic

June 13, 2022
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