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Supply Chain Disruption – Lockdowns in China.. Again

Although a “muted” peak season for shipping, a new wave of Covid-19 lockdowns in China are hitting key ports making it the latest issue hampering the already disrupted supply chain. Covid-19 restrictions are impacting supply chains at Ningbo, Shanghai, and Tianjin, some of the worlds busiest shipping ports. Ningbo (the third busiest container shipping port […]

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Sydney Empty Container Park Congestion Spikes

Empty container park congestion has spiked again in Sydney in recent weeks, leaving importers and their transport providers incurring added costs from empty de-hire delays, yard storage of empties, futile trucks trips, and additional administration. The congestion and delays come off the back of a relatively positive month in June when over 80,000 TEU (Twenty

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Image taken from a Plane Flying Over Many Shipping Vessels Waiting to Berth at a Port.

Container Port Congestion Spreads Across the Globe Again

Boxport congestion is growing across multiple continents. Clarkson’s containership port congestion index shows that as of last Thursday 36.2% of the global fleet was at port, up from 31.5% in the pre-pandemic years from 2016 to 2019, with Clarksons observing in its latest weekly report that congestion on the US east coast has recently risen

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Harsh Reality of Shanghai’s Lockdown and the Supply Chain

Since March 27, authorities in Shanghai began a snap lockdown of the city’s roughly 26 million residents after a mass testing revealed “large scale” Covid-19 infections. Since then, stories of desperate citizens struggling to find food have spawned rare protests in the city—and viral videos of residents screaming from their high-rise apartments to share their frustration. But despite the outrage, President

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COSCO Container Ship Sailing on the Water.

Shanghai Lockdown Causes Queues of Vessels Stuck Waiting To Enter China

Queues of vessels carrying raw materials have jumped after Shanghai initiated a city-wide lockdown at the end of last month to combat Covid-19. More than two weeks on, the congestion has expanded to nearby Ningbo-Zhoushan as ship-owners desperately divert ships to other ports in the country to avoid the trucker shortage and warehouse closures in

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Airport Congestion and Staff Shortages Means Cargo is not Getting Picked Up

Attempts by air cargo handlers to encourage forwarders to pick up freight at weekends are failing, according to two senior handling sources. While the congestion at several airports, notably Amsterdam and Chicago O’Hare, has eased, handlers claim one of the biggest issues is lack of freight movements between Friday and Monday. “We are experiencing cargo

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Increased Online Spending, Demand, Congestion, the Busiest Ports in the World and How the Shipping Industry is Handling the Pandemic

Today over 750 million containers – measured in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) – are moved through almost 900 container ports across 141 countries each year. With the pandemic increasing the amount of time spent at home through lockdowns, this has resulted in a pandemic-led boom in online shopping for the option of next day delivery

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Meidong Container Terminal in China Suspends Operations Over Single Covid-19 Case

Operations at Ningbo terminal have been suspended following a single case of Covid-19. Ningbo-Zhoushan port has started to turn ships away in the wake of the positive nucleic test. The worker resides in a dormitory and tested negative on the 8th, before being retested on the 10th of August. Initially, the ports authority claimed that

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