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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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Shipping Industry Braces as China Experiences their Worst Covid Outbreak in a Year

Shipping will need to start to make contingency plans if cases of Covid-19 continue to escalate in China, one of the world’s most important nations for shipping movements. The delta variant has broken through the country’s virus defences, which are some of the strictest in the world, and reached nearly half of China’s 32 provinces

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Global Port Congestion Worsens, 116 Ports Report Disruption

The port congestion issue has stretched around the globe with large numbers of container ships idling, waiting for berth spaces to open up across five continents. As of 3.20pm Singapore time today, there were 328 ships idling in front of ports around the world with 116 ports reporting congestion. Data from the same reporter a

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