Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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,

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 7530

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

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2356

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

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1137

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

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 1791

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

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 1257


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

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 6520

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

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 2684

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

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 1906

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

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 466

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.

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 3391

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

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 1340

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

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1669

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

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1307

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,

July 29, 2021
Total Views: 1075

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

July 16, 2021
Total Views: 2602

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

July 15, 2021
Total Views: 1652

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

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 1908

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

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 1351

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

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 3846

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, Amazon.com and other major retailers told

June 29, 2021
Total Views: 3635