Friday, September 10, 2021
CMA CGM mega-ship Marco Polo

Congestion Just Keeps Getting Worse At America’s Top Ports

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) –The number of container ships waiting to enter America’s top three ports has been on a steady rise since July. There were 40 container vessels waiting to...

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 2455

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

More Logistics Players Guarantee Space by Chartering Their Own Box Ships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Entrepreneurial logistics players are turning away from the highly congested transpacific market to cash in on the equally buoyant but less-congested Asia to Europe trade. Alphaliner...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 1343

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Marco Polo Container-ship lighthouse

America’s Fourth-Largest Container Port Sees Surge In Congestion Spillover

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) The number of container ships waiting off the Georgia container port of Savannah increased to 23 on Tuesday, 11 more than the median number over the...

September 5, 2021
Total Views: 6666

Saturday, August 28, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach

Record Volumes And Difficulties For Container Ports On U.S. Coasts

By Brendan Murray(Bloomberg) –The number of ships waiting to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia reached the highest since the pandemic began, exacerbating delays for companies trying to...

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 3981

Thursday, August 26, 2021
ningbo port congestion

A Week at Least for World’s Third-Busiest Port to Return to Normal

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Operations at China’s Meishan terminal in the world’s third-busiest container port will take at least a week to return to normal, according to Rahul Kapoor, vice...

August 26, 2021
Total Views: 947

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
port in Ningbo, Zhejiang

China Reopens Terminal at World’s Third-Busiest Port

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The Meishan terminal at China’s second-busiest port reopened Wednesday following a two-week shutdown that further snarled already stressed shipping routes in Asia.  The terminal will start...

August 25, 2021
Total Views: 777

Monday, August 23, 2021
ningbo port congestion

China Export Volume Falls Amid Port Congestion

By Bloomberg News – (Bloomberg) The volume of China’s exports are expected to fall in August from the previous month due to renewed container shipping congestion, while imports likely stagnated, according...

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 602

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Walmart Dips Into Vessel Charter Market to Ease Supply Chain Difficulties

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – One of the world’s largest shippers, Walmart in the US, says it has chartered vessels to meet demand for goods as supply chain disruptions continue to...

August 19, 2021
Total Views: 2472

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
port of rotterdam

Port Congestion Double-Whammy Sinks Carriers’ Hopes of Schedule Recovery

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Alliance networks operating between Asia and North Europe are experiencing delays of up to a month due to worsening port congestion at both ends of...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 1640

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
ningbo port congestion

China Port Congestion Worsens as Ningbo Shuts for Seventh Day

By Kevin Varley and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — The partial closure of the world’s third-busiest container port is worsening congestion at other major Chinese ports, as ships divert away from Ningbo amid uncertainty...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2206


Containership Bottleneck Off Southern California Ports Approaches February Record

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The biggest U.S. trade gateway with Asia is clogged with the most inbound container vessels in more than six months, threatening to extend transportation delays, bite...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 7504

Longshoremen China

China’s Zero Tolerance To COVID-19 Is Choking Supply Lines

by Muyu Xu (Reuters) Several Chinese ports are facing congestion as vessels due to call at Ningbo are being diverted and cargo processing is slowed partly due to stricter disinfection...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2314

Monday, August 16, 2021
yantian port

Global Port Congestion Building as Ningbo Terminal Remains Shut for Sixth Day

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Today, AIS data from VesselsValue shows around 50 containerships at anchor near Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, where operations at Ningbo Meishan Port Terminal remain halted for the sixth...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1129

Thursday, August 12, 2021
China Medical Swab Test

Major Container Ports in China See Worsening Congestion After COVID Cases

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Congestion off China’s top two container ports Shanghai and Ningbo is worsening following the shutdown of a container terminal in Ningbo where a COVID-19 case...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 1781

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Biden Says His Administration is Working to Relieve Bottlenecks that Threaten Economic Recovery

By Jeff Mason and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that his administration is working to relieve bottlenecks threatening the economic recovery and...

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 1250


Ports Face The Biggest Crisis In 65 Years

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ports have taken center stage during COVID-19. While countless airports, roads, and trains ground to a halt during the peak of the pandemic last year, authorities...

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 6498

yantian port

Ningbo Terminal Closure Could Spark New Congestion Crisis

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – One of Ningbo’s container terminals has closed due to a positive Covid test, sparking fears of a Yantian-style nightmare for cargo owners. According to Chinese media,...

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 2676

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

U.S. Congressmen Introduce Legislation Targeting Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Business Practices

Congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) have introduced legislation requiring foreign-based ocean carriers adhere to minimum service standards and other actions meant...

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 1897

port of long beach

Retail Imports Expected to Set a Record in August as Merchants Shift to Peak Holiday Season

Imports at the United States’ largest retail container ports should hit yet another record in August as consumer demand continues to stretch supply chains and retailers shift from the back-to-school...

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 464

Monday, August 9, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach

Congestion Takes Hold Again with Supply Chain Delays Spread Across the United States

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Growing congestion fears in Asia are being matched by an apparent resurgence of delays at US west coast ports. Today’s AIS data shows around 30 ships...

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 3290