Friday, October 8, 2021
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

October 8, 2021
Total Views: 1704

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

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 3080

general cargo bulk ship

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

October 5, 2021
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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

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 3040

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

October 4, 2021
Total Views: 4206

Sunday, October 3, 2021
port of charleston

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

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 1005

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

October 2, 2021
Total Views: 1788

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

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 1859

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

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 25818

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

September 29, 2021
Total Views: 1763

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

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2910

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

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2810

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

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 3241

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,

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 63229

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

September 27, 2021
Total Views: 3188


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

September 27, 2021
Total Views: 9877

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,

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 6109

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Coast Guard Monitoring Backlog of Containerships at Puget Sound Anchorages

Puget Sound anchorages are filling up. The U.S. Coast Guard said this week it is monitoring a backlog of containerships anchored in the greater Puget Sound

September 25, 2021
Total Views: 7090

Friday, September 24, 2021
port of los angeles

Transpacific Spot Rates Ease Ahead of China’s Golden Week Holiday

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – There were signs of a silver lining finally beginning to appear for beleaguered US shippers this week, after the

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 726

Thursday, September 23, 2021
containerships anchored off port of los angeles

Nike Sales Miss Estimates as Supply Chain Crunch Looms

By Uday Sampath Kumar and Richa Naidu Sept 23 (Reuters) – Nike Inc missed estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, signaling

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 1347