Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Maersk Diverts Ships From Busy U.K. Ports Short on Truckers

By Brendan Murray and Siddharth Philip (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said it had to divert some ships from the U.K.’s largest container port because of congestion tied to a trucker...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 2708

Tropical Storm Kompasu 2021

Ports Close In China As Tropical Storm Kompasu Nears

The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world’s busiest ports jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains as tropical cyclone Kompasu approaches.

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1518

Friday, October 8, 2021
containerships anchored off port of los angeles

Retail Imports Remain Near Records, But Could Be Higher Without Port Congestion, NRF Says

Imports through the nation’s top retail containers ports should remain at near-record levels this month, but could be even higher if not for port congestion, the National Retail Federation said...

October 8, 2021
Total Views: 456

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Motor at sxsw

Musk Says Ship Shortage Threatens Tesla’s Growth

By Peter Vercoe (Bloomberg) A double-whammy of a global shortage of ships and chips is the only thing standing in the way of Tesla Inc. maintaining sales growth in excess of...

October 8, 2021
Total Views: 1667

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Record Number of Ships Are Anchored Near the Pipeline Responsible for California’s Oil Spill: Could One Have Caused the Leak?

By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ships in record numbers have jammed the port complex near this weekend’s oil spill in California, according...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 3063

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Coca-Cola Turns to Bulkers Amid Container Shipping’s Chaos

The chaos in container shipping has forced some brands like Home Depot, Ikea and Costco to get creative with their supply chains. We can now add The Coca-Cola Company to...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 19399


Holiday Season At Risk As Maritime Supply Chain Disaster Gets Worse

If last holiday season was dubbed “shipageddon,” what will this year be called? By Matthew Townsend (Bloomberg) It’s the beginning of October, just the start of what the retail world...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 3001

Monday, October 4, 2021
Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal

US East Coast Ports Backed Up as Congestion Spreads

By Ian Putzger in Toronto (The Loadstar) – Persistent and mounting congestion at US west coast ports has caused some shippers to seek the sanctuary of the east coast to speed cargo...

October 4, 2021
Total Views: 3999

Sunday, October 3, 2021
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Despite Persistent Shipping Challenges U.S. Factory Growth Advances to Four-Month High

By Reade Pickert (Bloomberg) –A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in September at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by robust demand for factory goods and burgeoning inventory. The Institute...

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 997

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

Will Port Congestion Cancel Christmas This Year?

By Arriana McLymore (Reuters) Santa’s sleigh is coming out of its garage a little earlier this year. Target, Pottery Barn, Ulta Beauty, Gap, and PacSun are among retailers promoting holiday...

October 2, 2021
Total Views: 1766

Friday, October 1, 2021
container terminal at port

Port Operator DP World Sees Lasting Supply Chain Disruptions: ‘Maybe in 2023’

By Adveith Nair and Manus Cranny (Bloomberg) — Dubai’s DP World, one of the biggest global port operators, expects supply chain bottlenecks that have rattled global trade flows to continue at...

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 1839

USMC LCACs Inbound

Dear Port Of Los Angeles, It’s Time To Call The Marines

By John Konrad (OpEd) Gene Seroka, Executive Director Of The Port Of Los Angeles, is fighting a war of attrition that history shows he will loose. Fortunately there is a better way. The Marine Corps Way.

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 25447

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
containerships anchored off port of los angeles

Central Bankers Chime In on Supply Chain: Problems Getting Worse, Not Better

By Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa FRANKFURT, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Supply constraints thwarting global economic growth could still get worse, keeping inflation elevated longer, even if the current spike...

September 29, 2021
Total Views: 1751

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
costco checkout

Costco Charters Smaller Containerships to Combat Ocean Supply Chain Issues

Costco has chartered three container ships and leased thousands of containers as the membership-based wholesale retailer looks to secure the delivery of products from Asia amid port congestion and container...

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2889

port of savannah

Port of Savannah to Expedite Capacity Expansion as Congestion Builds

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved more than $34 million to help expedite an additional 1.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in capacity to the Port of Savannah that will...

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2751

Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
Maritime News

China’s Electric Grid Stumbles Under Shipping Shortage

by Debby Wu (Bloomberg) China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing...

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 3210

yantian port china

Container Shipping’s Latest Shock: Blackouts in China

By Martina Li in Taiwan (The Loadstar) – Factories in at least ten Chinese provinces have either cut output or closed temporarily this month, after government-imposed power cuts to curb carbon emissions....

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 63125

Monday, September 27, 2021
port of los angeles

Los Angeles Port Chief Calls for More Federal Funding for Congested West Coast Ports

By Jill R. Shah (Bloomberg) — The U.S. federal government needs to invest more in West Coast ports, said the head of the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation’s...

September 27, 2021
Total Views: 3170


Maersk Says Port Congestion and Supply Chain Bottlenecks to Persist Through Year-End

China’s October Golden Week, Christmas and Chinese New Year will bolster strong demand for container shipping for the last quarter of 2021. But port congestion, especially in the US and...

September 27, 2021
Total Views: 9808

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach

Containers Piling Up At U.S. Rail Yards Add to Port Strains

By Brendan Murray(Bloomberg) –To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, it helps to keep tabs on the congestion...

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 6071