Friday, February 26, 2021
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U.S. Retailers See Millions in Sales Delays Amid Shipping Logjam

By Kim Bhasin, Jordyn Holman and Henry Ren (Bloomberg) — Overwhelmed U.S. ports, elevated freight costs and accidents that sent goods plunging to the bottom of the ocean are causing headaches...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 3340

Friday, February 12, 2021

Combined Antwerp and Zeebrugge Port to Rival Rotterdam

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – A new superport is set to be created in north-west Europe after the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge announced today that they will formally merge.  Talks between the...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2734

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A Light Bulb Moment for Port and Terminal Development

By Rory McBride –  Future gazing is integral to the evolution of the shipping industry, with discussions on the terminal of tomorrow and fleet of the future capturing people’s imagination....

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1406

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Sea Ice Slows Ships In North China Ports

By Muyu Xu and Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – Chinese ports and marine safety authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes it tougher for ships to berth...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2714

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Iraq Signs $2.6 Billion Deal with DSME to Build First Phase of Faw Port

BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Iraq agreed a $2.625 billion deal with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) on Wednesday to build the first phase at its planned Faw...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 1821

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U.S. Saw Record Goods-Trade Gap in November

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to an all-time high in November as American companies imported a record value of consumer goods. The shortfall grew to $84.8...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 870

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

U.S. Import Boom Delaying Cargo at Nation’s Busiest Port

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Record cargo imports are causing delays that are rippling from the nation’s busiest U.S. port complex to other parts of the...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 3359

Friday, November 13, 2020
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Vale and Chinese Port Sign $651 Million Deal for Iron Ore Storage

BEIJING, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vale and China’s Ningbo Zhoushan Port have signed a deal to invest around 4.3 billion yuan ($650.6 million) in iron ore storage and processing...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 478

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

UK Container Port Congestion Is Unprecedented

by Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) Container shipments from Asia to the UK continue to be subject to “unprecedented” delays and significant additional costs. “It’s as bad as you hear, possibly worse,”...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 2499

Monday, November 9, 2020
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Container Crunch Roiling Transpacific Trade

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The humble shipping container has a new status in the Covid-19 pandemic: hot commodity. Shortages of the ribbed steel boxes that have plied the global...

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 486

Monday, October 26, 2020
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Container Lines Expect U.S. Import Boom to Lose Steam

By Jonathan Saul and Lisa Baertlein LONDON/LOS ANGELES, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Surging shipments into the United States are fueling record high freight costs and logjams at seaports, but transportation...

October 26, 2020
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Heavy Weather Topples Cranes at India’s Top Container Port

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three cranes collapsed at India’s largest container port on the outskirts of Mumbai due to strong winds on Wednesday, police and port officials said. Heavy rainfall...

August 5, 2020
Total Views: 65

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Pandemic Leads to Mixed Results for North Europe’s Top Container Hubs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Blanked sailings and network changes resulted in a mixed bag of throughput results at North Europe’s top two container hubs, Rotterdam and Antwerp, in...

July 29, 2020
Total Views: 28

Monday, July 27, 2020
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DP World Says Outlook Uncertain as Volumes Fall

DUBAI, July 27 (Reuters) – Global port operator DP World recorded a fall of 8.8% in second quarter container volumes, warning on Monday the outlook remained uncertain. The coronavirus pandemic...

July 27, 2020
Total Views: 23

Friday, July 17, 2020
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Maritime News

Chinese Ports Hit Capacity as Virus Tests Slow Clearing – Shippers

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) – Testing of imported foods for the new coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week,...

July 17, 2020
Total Views: 13

Monday, May 11, 2020

Port of Cork and CLdN Ro-Ro SA Agree New RoRo Freight Service

The Port of Cork and Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Navigation (CLdN) have announced a new weekly RoRo freight service between Cork, Ireland and the Port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium. The Port...

May 11, 2020
Total Views: 29

Sunday, April 26, 2020
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Port Authorities Commit to Stay Open Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) — Twenty port authorities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America signed a declaration committing to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Initiated by Singapore,...

April 26, 2020
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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China’s Ports Brace for Second Hit as Virus Spread Wipes Out Exports

By Muyu Xu and Shivani Singh BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) – China’s ports and shipping firms are bracing for a second wave of supply chain disruptions that may be deeper and more...

April 1, 2020
Total Views: 16

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South Africa Says Ports Remain Open Despite Lockdown

JOHANNESBURG, April 1 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ports remain open to all types of cargo despite a nationwide 21-day lockdown though essential goods should be prioritised, the Department of Transport...

April 1, 2020
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Congestion Looms at U.S. Ports

By Ian Putzger in Toronto (The Loadstar) – The repercussions of Covid-19 have begun to hit US imports. As retail outlets, as well as many manufacturing operations, in North America are shuttered,...

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 52