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Port Congestion

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


Friday, August 12, 2022
Aerial view of a container ship
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1362

Friday, August 5, 2022
Dockworker Union Plans Strike At UK’s Biggest Container Port
Ports

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
Total Views: 1214

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

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
Total Views: 2018

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1713

Shipping Container Warehouse in California
Ports

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
Total Views: 2379

Friday, July 29, 2022
Dock Strikes and Shippers Seeking Rate Renegotiations Add Pressure on Carriers
Shipping

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

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 812

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Port of Rotterdam. Photo Credit: Aerovista Luchtfotografie / Shutterstock.com
Ports

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
Total Views: 1059

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Port of New York’s Expanded Gate Hours Isn’t Helping Supply Chain Snarls
Ports

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
Total Views: 1848

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1911

Monday, July 18, 2022
When Will Supply Chains Return to Normal?
Ports

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
Total Views: 2885

Thursday, July 14, 2022
German Dockworkers Begin Two-Day Strike Adding to Congestion Woes
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2388

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Labor Unrest Disrupts Supply Chains From Sea to Sky
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1639

A Sea Of Shipping Containers
Ports

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
Total Views: 1989

Sunday, July 3, 2022
shipping container
Ports

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
Total Views: 44587

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Clogged Warehouses And Rail Delays Signal New Supply Chain Woes
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3294

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

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
Total Views: 21596

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3512

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

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
Total Views: 4260

shanghai free trade zone
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1585

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
Ports

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
Total Views: 831
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