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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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Shipping Lines ‘Exorbitant’ Container Detention Hurts Aussie Shippers

Container shipping lines have been accused of extorting millions of dollars while showing “no compassion’ over container detention and demurrage charges, according to The Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA). The Freight & Trade Alliance in partnership with the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) form an influentional advocacy alliance helping

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Port of Felixstowe at a Standstill, What Does This Mean for the Holidays?

The U.K.’s largest container port, The Port of Felixstowe, is essentially at a standstill after 1,900 members of the Unite union walked out for eight days over failed wage negotiations. Based on trade data analysis by MDS Transmodal* the total value of containers impacted by the eight-day strike is estimated at roughly $4.7 billion. Unite

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Fire Brought Under Control After Burning for 5 Days at Cuba’s Largest Port for Crude Oil and Fuel Imports

Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba’s history. Over five days the fire destroyed 40% of the Caribbean island’s main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts. Raging flames that witnesses reported that ravaged a four-tank segment of the Matanzas super tanker port had died down and the

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Supply Chains ‘broken’ and ‘burned-out’ Workers Slowing Transit Time from Asia

Despite falling demand, transit times from Asia have failed to improve, signifying a “broken” supply chains and “burned-out” logistics workers. According to Mr Lin, a Taiwanese freight forwarder, reduced consumer spending is “dragging down” ocean and air freight demand, leading customers to assume transit times would improve. “However, they have shown no sign of decreasing,

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Smoke Rises from Burnt Shipping Containers Following the Fire at Chittagong Container Depot.

Bangladesh Container Depot Clearing Containers of Chemicals while Fire Rages On

Devastation at the BM Container Depot in Chittagong, following a container fire which was still burning some 46 hours later, has been blamed on the presence of chemical containers that were supposed to be shipped soon. On 6 June some containers were still burning fiercely and were pouring smoke into the atmosphere at the Sitakunda, Chittagong, inland

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Covid Slows China Port Volume Growth, as Tianjin Enters New Lockdown

Container volumes at China’s ports increased slightly during January-April, despite the impact from widespread Covid restrictions, including another lockdown in Tianjin. According to China’s ministry of transport, port volumes increased 1.7% year on year during the period, to 91m teu, with 23.6m handled in April alone. The Covid-related disruption is continuing at ports across the

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