US west coast port congestion starts to ease as imports divert to the east

Average vessel waiting times for berth and labour have improved significantly at the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the past few weeks, halving the […]

Shanghai Covid-19 outbreak raises congestion concerns

A new Covid-19 outbreak in Shanghai has given rise to concerns that the world’s busiest container port may see growing vessel queues. On 21 March, just as the Chinese government […]

As Shenzhen lockdown ends other regions are hit by new Covid restrictions

China’s tech hub city of Shenzhen resumed normal work and production today after a seven-day lockdown, but it could take weeks for cargo flows to recover. Following three rounds of […]

Hapag-Lloyd partners with Singapore’s maritime decarbonisation centre

The German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd and the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) have signed a strategic partnership deal committing to cooperate on efforts contributing to maritime decarbonisation. The Centre […]

Container Freight Rates Set to Rise on More China Lockdowns

The number of containerships waiting off Qingdao, one of China’s biggest ports, is continuing to rise as the country doubles down on its COVID Zero policy, adding more delays to […]

CMA CGM restarts reefer shipments to all Nigeria ports

CMA CGM has announced the resumption of its reefer shipments in Nigerian ports with immediate effect. Particularly, the French ocean carrier said in its statement that it “can now accept […]

Déjà vu as Shenzhen locked down for a week

Concerns of a rerun of congestion around Shenzhen, China’s third-busiest container port, have arisen after the city was locked down for a week from 14 March, after yet another Covid-19 […]

India fears more container shortages as new Covid lockdowns hit Chinese ports

Most empties returning to India have historically arrived on intra-Asia trade routes, with China-origin containers leading that play, but Indian executives at major carriers have begun to send out cautionary […]

Long Beach breaks container volume record for February

California’s major port in Long Beach has reported its busiest February in its history, moving 796,560 TEU, which translates to a 3.2% increase compared to the same month last year. […]

More schedule disruptions seen coming for Indian shippers

Schedule reliability is becoming a greater concern for Indian shippers as they scramble to find more vessel space necessary to hit fiscal year-end shipment target goals. Hapag-Lloyd’s East Africa-India Service […]

MSC to push up European rates

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced the introduction of new Freight All Kinds (FAK) rate increases that will be implemented from and to European ports and will be effective from […]

What Are Logistics Parks?

Most successful organizations these days rely on outsourcing. What is outsourcing? It is a successful business strategy where an organization makes use of third-party service providers to carry out some […]

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