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
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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
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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: 2677

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: 1902

port of los angles

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: 465

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: 3316

Thursday, August 5, 2021
yantian port

Typhoons Pose Latest Supply Chain Threat as China Ports Shut

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Extreme weather in China is becoming the latest challenge to global supply chains, as a heavy typhoon season threatens to further delay goods stuck at some...

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 1337

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Port of long beach

U.S. Maritime Regulator Probing Legality of Carriers’ Congestion Surcharges

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has requested answers from eight ocean carriers regarding congestion-related surcharges they have either implemented or announced. The FMC says the information request is part of...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1664

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
one apus

Shipping Losses Hit Record Low in 2020, But Risks and Challenges Abound -Report

The number of total losses in shipping hit record low levels in 2020, but risks and challenges on several fronts pose a threat to safety, according to marine insurer Allianz...

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1291

Thursday, July 29, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach

Freight Broker CEO Sees Supply Chain Snarls Lasting at Least Through February

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) — A worsening traffic jam clogging global cargo arteries won’t ease up until after the 2022 Chinese New Year in February, said the head of one of...

July 29, 2021
Total Views: 1071

Friday, July 16, 2021
cocoa bean shipment

Chocolate Is The Latest Victim Of Port Congestion

By Ange Aboa (Reuters) Deliveries of cocoa beans to Ivory Coast’s two main ports have slowed in recent weeks as an energy crisis hit industries in the world’s top cocoa-growing...

July 16, 2021
Total Views: 2601

Thursday, July 15, 2021
maersk ship

Maersk Revamps West and Central Asia Network to Speed Up Cargo Delivery

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Maersk is redesigning its network in west and central Asia to “improve [cargo] speed to market”. The aim is to help customers suffering from the immense...

July 15, 2021
Total Views: 1646

Monday, July 12, 2021

Antwerp Becomes New European Pinch Point

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Antwerp is the latest North European box port to suffer from the knock-on effect of terminal and quay congestion, with vessel berthing waiting times now extending...

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 1883

Friday, July 9, 2021
port of los angeles

Nation’s Retail Imports Continuing Momentum Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Strong consumer demand is continuing to drive double-digit growth of imports at the nation’s top container ports now a year since the economic recovery began. National Retail Federation said top...

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 1345

kmtc container ship Pusan Newport Terminal in Busan

South Korea’s Container Squeeze Throws Exporters Into Costly Gridlock

By Cynthia Kim (Reuters) Unable to get a slot on a container vessel, Lee Sang-hoon is considering using fishing trawlers docked for repair in the South Korean port of Busan...

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 3840

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
yantian port

Retail Suppliers Scramble to Secure Christmas Goods as Cargo Delays Worsen

By Lisa Baertlein and Jonathan Saul LOS ANGELES/LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Suppliers to Walmart , Target, and other major retailers told Reuters they are placing holiday orders for...

June 29, 2021
Total Views: 3633

Sunday, June 27, 2021
port of los angeles-long beach

Shipping Woes Means You May Want to Christmas Shop Early

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — If it seems like shipping delays and soaring delivery costs aren’t getting any better, it’s because they’re both getting worse. Throughout the pandemic, blame for global...

June 27, 2021
Total Views: 3891

Monday, June 14, 2021
Cargo ship Guangdong Port

Yantian Port Problems Creating ‘Unprecedented’ Supply Chain Disruption

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers are facing a perfect storm as the logistics industry has entered an “an era of unprecedented disruption”, with ports crippled by acute congestion as the...

June 14, 2021
Total Views: 5764

Friday, June 11, 2021
Container Terminal Shenzhen in Guangdong

Congestion at South China Ports Worsens on Anti-COVID-19 Measures

By Muyu Xu and Gabriel Crossley BEIJING, June 11 (Reuters) – Congestion at container shipping ports in southern China is worsening as authorities step up disinfection measures amid a flare-up in COVID-19...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 2985

general cargo ship

China’s Buying So Much Corn Its Ports Are Clogging

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s embarked on a record corn-buying spree this year and some vessels have been delayed for as long as a month outside southern ports because of...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 8518