Port Congestion

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

Friday, January 7, 2022

White House Port Envoy Says Nation Needs to Guard Exports From Supply Chain Snarls

By Jennifer Jacobs and Jenny Leonard (Bloomberg) — U.S. port authorities and ocean carriers, dealing with record import volumes, need to ensure that

January 7, 2022
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ningbo port congestion

Port Trucker Snarl Hits Ningbo’s Container Terminal

Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) A suspension of trucking services in several parts of East China’s Zhejiang province has slowed the transportation of manufactured

January 7, 2022
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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Europe’s Busiest Port Surpasses 15 Million TEU Milestone in 2021. 2022 Could Be Even Busier

The Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s busiest seaport, surpasses 15 million TEU milestone for the first time in 2021. AMSTERDAM, Dec 22 (Reuters) –

December 22, 2021
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Port of Los Angeles Confirms Cargo Dip in November, Says Smaller Ships Are to Blame

The Port of Los Angeles is on track for a record year even as cargo volumes dip in recent months. Exports hit 17-year low. The final numbers are in!

December 21, 2021
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Tokyo McDonald's restaurant in Japan

McDonalds Can’t Export Enough Potatoes

By Sakura Murakami (Reuters) McDonald’s Holdings Company Japan said on Tuesday it would suspend the sale of medium- and large-sized french fries for a

December 21, 2021
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
cargo ships loading at port of oakland

Port of Oakland Imports Rebound in November as Ships Return

Import volumes at the Port of Oakland rose for the first time in two months in November as shipping lines restored services to the port following mid-year

December 15, 2021
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port of long beach truck gates

Faster Horses: FMC’s Maritime Data Initiative Looks to Speed Cargo Flow

As the Holiday season moves towards crunch time, the “supply chain”, with its empty shelves and delayed delivery times, is rivalling the Omicron variant

December 15, 2021
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Friday, December 10, 2021
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

Vanishing Ships Underscore Supply Woe: Crisis Peak Is a Mirage

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A line of more than 80 container ships waiting to dock at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, was cut

December 10, 2021
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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Languishing Walnuts Show How Shipping Crisis Is Hurting U.S. Farmers

By Sharon Bernstein and Nathan Frandino ESCALON, Calif., Dec 9 (Reuters) – The shrink-wrapped boxes of fresh California walnuts stacked almost to the

December 9, 2021
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Port of Savannah Sets Monthly Cargo Record in November as Capacity Improvements Pay Off

The Georgia Ports Authority says efforts to increase capacity at the Port of Savannah are paying off, with year-over-year growth continuing and the number of

December 9, 2021
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Amid Record-Breaking Year, Port of Long Beach Throughput Falls Almost 5% in November

During a year where cargo volumes have already broken annual records, the Port of Long Beach moved less cargo in November than it did a year ago. The Port

December 9, 2021
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Shipping Alliances Drop Hundreds of Asia-North Europe Port Calls Due to Congestion

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Nearly a quarter of the scheduled port calls of Asia-North Europe alliance loops were omitted in the past five months,

December 8, 2021
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Monday, December 6, 2021

Port of Savannah Reports Busiest Month on Record in October

The Port of Savannah handled all-time record cargo in October as it works to expedite its terminal capacity expansion. The Port of Savannah faces some of the

December 6, 2021
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Biden Sees Progress in Supply Crisis Amid Faster Inflation

By Jenny Leonard (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden said his administration’s work has begun to alleviate supply-chain disruptions and that higher

December 1, 2021
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

US Labor Secretary Visits Top West Coast Ports as Union Talks Loom

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. labor secretary on Tuesday met with unions and employers at the nation’s busiest port

November 30, 2021
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Pop-Up Container Yards Offer Pressure Valve for Port Congestion

By Ian Putzger in Toronto (The Loadstar) – Walmart has developed an empty space near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach into a pop-up container

November 30, 2021
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Walmart CEO Says Biden Supply Chain Push Is Easing Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc Chief Executive Doug McMillon on Monday hailed the Biden administration’s efforts to ease supply chain

November 29, 2021
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CMA CGM Launches Incentive Program for Early Container Pickup at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

French shipping group CMA CGM has launched a new incentive program aimed at speeding up the flow of cargo through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The

November 29, 2021
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Naval Base Ventura County, PORT HUENEME, Seabees

US Navy Opens California Seabee Base To Help Relieve LA Port Congestion

The U.S. Navy is opening facilities in Port Hueneme, California, which is located less than 100 miles north of the Port of Los Angeles. The opening is in

November 23, 2021
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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Hong Kong Port

Port Congestion Eases in Asia While U.S. Battles Import Deluge

By Kevin Varley and Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) –Asia’s largest ports are showing signs that congestion is easing ahead of the holiday season, a

November 20, 2021
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