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Congestion in Shanghai

Congestion in Shanghai

Port congestion in mainland China continued to remain high with extended lockdown measures
As COVID-19 lockdown measures were extended from Shanghai to more Chinese cities including parts of Beijing, port congestion rebounded in northern Chinese ports. Moreover, many vessels are trying to find alternative ports since social restrictions in major cities in east China including Shanghai are expected to continue into early May. This will likely increase congestion in southern ports as well.
According to S&P Global Commodities at Sea, total congestion levels at Shanghai's port has increased by about 30-40% since the start of March 2022, but it is still lower than the peak of last year over the third quarter. Since the manufacturing sector in mainland China has also been affected because of the lockdowns and labor shortage, Chinese import and export growth has been reduced from levels a year-ago. According to S&P Global Market intelligence AIS data, vessel capacity arrivals...

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Schedule reliability drops to an all-time low in August

Schedule reliability drops to an all-time low in August

Sea-Intelligence’s latest figures on the main ocean trade lanes show that schedule reliability dropped to 33.6% in August, as Maersk explains how it is trying to maintain its ‘most reliable’ position Although schedule reliability has hovered between 35%-40% for most of the...

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CARRIER DISRUPTION / RELIABILITY 2021

CARRIER DISRUPTION / RELIABILITY 2021

CARRIER DISRUPTION / RELIABILITY (July 2021) The container shipping analyst’s latest Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including July 2021, covers schedule reliability across 34 different trades lanes and 60+ carriers, and indicates...

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Liverpool recovering from severe port disruption

Liverpool recovering from severe port disruption

Monday, 21 June 2021 Northwest England port acknowledges serious problems in the last two weeks but said it had begun working through the backlog last week and implemented a number of measures it hopes will significantly ease the congestion and delays The Port of Liverpool is hoping to make...

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US ports ‘struggling to keep up’ amid more record imports

US ports ‘struggling to keep up’ amid more record imports

Thursday, 17 June 2021 With volumes up by more than a quarter on 2019 levels and with the traditional container shipping peak-season fast approaching, US west coast ports ‘will continue to face massive amounts of pressure’, says Bimco With consumer demand staying strong and with...

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UK looking to delay new EU border checks

UK looking to delay new EU border checks

Government considering relaxing post-Brexit plans next month for border checks on food and other imports from the European Union because of fears of severe shortages UK government Ministers are preparing to potentially relax post-Brexit plans for border checks on food and other imports from the...

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