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2M Alliance reschedules European services due to congestion problems

2M Alliance has decided to change the rotation of several services in Europe, due to port congestions and supply chain issues. In particular, the alliance, which comprises…

Cargo volume exceeds 903,000 TEUS

Record September at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles processed 903,865 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, the busiest September ever in the Port’s 114-year history.  Year to date, overall cargo…

Port Manatee and Del Monte extend import hub relationship

Port Manatee and Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. have reached an agreement to keep the company’s fruit imports coming into the fast-growing seaport until at least 2026, with options through 2036. “Continuing our decades-long partnership with Del Monte is good for Del Monte, good for Port Manatee and…

Cool Logistics Conference 2021

How has the pandemic changed consumer behaviour and the food supply chain?

On the final day of the 13th edition of the Cool Logistic 2021 conference, Andy Connell and Alfred Chung discussed how the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour and how it has changed technology in the logistical chain. Alfred Cheung, Founder, Green Society Association, Adjunct Professor, City…

Clear sailing for absent vessels to return midst supply chain woes elsewhere

Port of Oakland sees no backlog on docks, calls for cargo

Port of Oakland officials have called on shipping lines to route more cargo here midst supply chain calamities elsewhere. The Port said its marine terminals are…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

DP World launches CARGOES Logistics

DP World, a leading provider of smart supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of its new digital logistics platform, CARGOES Logistics. The platform provides…

Hamburg Süd making changes to WCSA, Caribbean and Central America services

Hamburg Süd will implement changes to its West Coast South America, Caribbean and Central America markets to and from Northern Europe, to be initiated in January 2022. The…

Port Manatee container trade up 53.3 percent in FY2021

Located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” Port Manatee is the closest US deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal. The port’s skyrocketing containerized cargo…

'Improbable that longer US West Coast port hours will reduce congestion'

Shipping and port analysts predict only a slight immediate improvement in container congestion at US ports with longer business hours at ports. The main choke points have been…

Cool Logistic Conference 2021

China: It is estimated that by 2025 the growth in refrigerated transport will be 100%.

The second day of the Cool Logistics conference took place on Wednesday. The session on Cool Ports and Cold stores: Integrated Perishable hubs of the future was moderated by Steve Cameron, Principal, Cameron Maritime Resources. Johannes Nanninga, CEO and Owner, Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, representing…

Sebastian Dörmann, Frische Logistik Ltd:

"Retailers must be able to count on a sensible logistics company"

Sebastian Dörmann from Frische Logistik Ltd in Bielefeld/Herfeld emphasizes that quick reactions have played a major role recently: "This year in particular, it was extremely important to be able to count on a logistics company that responds sensibly, so that special requests from retailers can be…

Port Sudan: South Quay lockdown end of voyage for all cargo

According to MSC press release, the terminals at Port Sudan have ceased operations creating uncertainty on the berthing prospects of their vessels and causing substantial…

Christian Schouten and David van den Heuvel, start-up LogisticDocuments.com

"We need to do away with all the paper"

They call themselves fruit traders who have become process specialists. For two years, Christian Schouten and David van den Heuvel have been building a web platform on which live information about the status of shipments and the related ex- and import documentation is stored and shared. Since February…

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG raises forecast for financial year 2021

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG is raising its forecast for revenue and EBIT in the current fiscal year based on preliminary figures for the company’s performance during the…

In port assets investment and related upstream and downstream businesses

Cosco Shipping Ports and Silk Road Fund agreed to establish cooperative strategic relationship

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited, a leading ports operator, is pleased to announce that, based on the good business relationship between the Company and Silk Road Fund, as well as…

Cool Logistics 2021

Congestion not container shortages are the major cause of delays, more communication is vital

The 13th edition of Cool logistics is taking place this week. In Tuesday's afternoon sessions, Diego Barriga, Director Lancaster Logistics and Foodcareplus spoke about how perishable products can’t get into ports and said additional service are needed. The vessel delays in combination with delays at…

"Proposed changes to cabotage put the general public and drivers at risk"

Mike Parr, managing director of PML – Perishable Movements Ltd – appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on the 15th of October 2021, to offer his viewpoint on the proposed…

‘Biden plan for 24/7 California port operations will not solve supply-chain crisis’

Experts claim president Biden’s current plan to clear traffic jams at US ports and save the holiday shopping season will not completely solve the problem. Last week, the White…

Number of UK lorry drivers down by 53,000 since 2016 Brexit vote

The number of lorry drivers in Britain has dropped by 53,000 over the past four years. Official figures indicate that the fall is largest among middle-aged hauliers. The…

DAT Truckload Volume Index

Contract rates catching up with spot rates

The DAT Truckload Volume Index is an aggregated measure of dry van, reefer and flatbed loads, moved by truckload carriers each month. The Index stood at 229 last month, down…

“Lack of containers has resulted in gaps or windows that Turkish produce can fill”

The entire world is dealing with the container shortage and although this poses huge problems for some countries, others might find opportunities they wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. One thing is clear, price for containers and shipping have increased for everyone, but some increases are larger than…

There are almost twice as many ships detained outside ports worldwide as there were at the beginning of the year

According to data from Kuehne + Nagel, one of the largest freight forwards operators in the world, on October 15 there were 584 ships detained outside ports worldwide, i.e.…

While improving drivers’ working conditions and road safety

Girteka Logistics secures €145M to renew and expand fleet

The asset-based transportation company in Europe, Girteka Logistics, has signed an agreement with a syndicate of banking institutions in Europe to secure €145M to invest in new fleet acquisition in 2021, in the aim of improving the working conditions of their drivers and maximizing safety on roads.…

P&O Ferries launches comprehensive Customs Clearance Service to solve supply chain challenges

P&O Ferries has announced the launch of a new Customs Clearance Service, designed to strengthen their integrated end-to-end product offering by delivering seamless communication between customers, booking offices and Customs Clearance departments. Led by industry experts and operated by trained Freight…

Prime Minister Jean Castex in Perpignan for the occasion

France: the produce train will run again on Fridays

Suspended in the summer of 2019, due to a lack of shipments, the rundown rolling stock and the 30% fare increase imposed by SNCF to finance its modernization, the produce train connecting Perpignan to the Rungis market will be running again on Friday, October 22nd. French prime minister Jean Castex will…

Container traffic enjoys further growth

Port of Antwerp continues to grow and consolidates strong position in reefer market

After nine months, Port of Antwerp records a total throughput of 179.1 million tonnes, a rise of 4.8% compared to last year and the same level as 2019. Despite the still persevering operational challenges, all goods flows are recording growth. The reefer segment is also continuing to grow. Growth in all…

Kuehne+Nagel Group

Excellent business performance continues in Q3 2021

The Kuehne+Nagel Group once again reported an excellent business performance in the third quarter of 2021. All business units were able to exceed their prior-year results, in some cases significantly. At CHF 21.8 billion, the Group's net turnover in the first nine months of 2021 was almost 50% higher…

Cool Logistics 2021

Current situation in shipping and logistics not expected to improve soon

The 13th edition of the Cool Logistics got underway this morning, the event is online for the second year with speakers from all aspects of the shipping and logistics trade and attendees from 6 continents. The shipping industry has faced massive challenges since the beginning of the global pandemic. How…

Strong volumes continue to flow through Port of New York and New Jersey

Cargo traffic has remained strong at the Port of New York and New Jersey (NYNJ) during August. Total volumes have exceeded 780,000TEU, which reflects an increase of 13.4%…

The prohibition of loading and unloading has been in force for one month in Portugal

Spanish carriers want the government to prohibit drivers from loading and unloading goods, just like Portugal did

The rule that prohibits professional drivers from participating in the loading and unloading of goods, whether national or foreign, except in certain exceptional cases, came…

Lack of parking, fines for breaks and general circumstances turns drivers away from UK

Drivers and unions have warned that facilities and working conditions in the UK are inferior to those in Europe and that the UK’s supply chain crisis will not be eased until…

PM Modi to inaugurate airport on October 20

Kushinagar International Airport to increase opportunities for horti exports

On 20th October 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport. The airport will serve a population of more than two crore, since the…

Experiments with cargo drone flights

The MIN market of Rungis wants to optimize last-mile logistics

For one week, the International Market of Rungis conducted a series of unprecedented tests for parcel delivery via drone, with the Dragonflypads company and its partners. At the Rungis market, Dragonflypads installed a docking station, also called vertiport, capable of accommodating surveillance and…

CMA CGM and BigCommerce: a partnership to develop online solutions

BigCommerce, an open SaaS (Software as a Service) platform offering its services to growing companies as well as already established brands, the CMA CGM Group, specialized in…

Sea-Intelligence.com

Sea-Intelligence report:

‘US container imports boom unlikely to last’

Danish research and analysis firm Sea-Intelligence has looked into whether the ongoing container demand boom in North America is sustainable. "Historically, the rate of growth in spending in services has consistently exceeded that of goods," said Sea-Intelligence, which used data from the US Bureau of…

Supply chain crisis unabated

Nearly 80,000 shipping containers piled up in Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah is approaching crisis point. It has nearly 80,000 containers - 50% more than normal - stacked up. About 700 containers have been left there for a month or…

Port of Los Angeles will go 24/7 to ease supply chain bottlenecks before the holidays

President Joe Biden has an expansion of operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S.…

Freight forwarders undersell shipment space, causing freight rates to fall

Sea freight rates from China to US west coast experienced sharp correction, with the highest price cut by nearly half

In recent weeks, the price of shipping from China to the west coast of the United States has experienced a sharp correction, which has attracted market attention. The…

BIC Facility Codes for all depots globally

MSC becomes first major carrier to fully adopt standardized depot codes

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global player in container shipping and logistics, has fully adopted BIC Facility Codes (BFC) for all depots globally. Just like airports…

BBC

Lorry driver shortage:

UK government to lift rules on foreign haulier deliveries

In a government attempt to tackle supply chain problems, the rules on the number of deliveries overseas lorry drivers can make in the UK are set to be relaxed. Under the new plans, drivers will be able to make unlimited deliveries or collections within a 14-day period. Up until now, EU drivers could only…

Port of Oakland seeks to recover lost shipping services

Appealing to shippers looking for an alternative to Southern California’s jammed-up gateway, the Port of Oakland is winning back ocean carrier services that moved away in…

Feedback provided by Massimo Savini

"There isn't a lack of drivers, yet they prefer e-commerce to trucks".

In Great Britain, the problem of the lack of drivers, which has led to logistical delays, has hit the headlines. In some cases, this shortage of personnel has been overcome by sending drivers from the army. "In Italy, we need to take action as soon as possible to prevent this from happening," said…

The future of freight transport:

MAN and HHLA pioneer Logistics 4.0 with the autonomous Hamburg TruckPilot

MAN Truck & Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) have successfully completed the joint project Hamburg TruckPilot, setting a milestone in automated container transport. Autonomous driving has the potential to make freight transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable. “Pilot projects…

12 to 25 day autonomy and 81.9% reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint

Anecoop's kakis travel from Carlet to Paris in Improus-PRS passive refrigerated container

About 7,000 kilos of Persimon Bouquet kakis departed recently from Carlet bound to Rungis, Paris, making a stop in Saint Charles, Perpignan. Eight pallets are making their first trip in a smart passive container featuring the SmartEcoReefer solution developed by the company INPROUS-PRS, which is putting…

Container shipping rates Trans-Pacific route exhibit first signs of decline

On the Trans-Pacific route, the rate for a 40-foot container dropped by nearly US $ 1.000 last week, going down to US $ 11.173. This is an 8,2% decrease from the previous…

Typhoon Kompasu forces Pearl River Delta ports close down

Ports around China’s Pearl River Delta have been forced to stop operations again, due to Typhoon Kompasu. At midnight, Yantian International Container Terminal in Shenzhen -…

How real-time temperature data reduces claims and financial liability

Being a shipper of fresh and frozen food is not without risk. H&M Bay, a less-than-truckload (LTL) consolidation and freight brokerage company, ships hundreds of loads a week among eight shipping zones in the US. “We’re financially responsible for any shipments that do not arrive within the correct…

Sunswap to deploy a transport refrigeration unit into DFDS fleet

Engineering firm Sunswap has announced an agreement with international shipping and logistics company DFDS to deploy a Sunswap transport refrigeration unit (TRU) into their fleet in early 2022, following which an order for production units is expected to be confirmed. After a successful investment round…

Container lines to make record profits at US $150 billion in 2021

Independent maritime research consultancy Drewry has revised its projections of profits by container lines. Profits are projected to reach an unheard-of high of US $150…

COSCO Shipping Lines launches express alternatives to US West Coast

COSCO Shipping Lines is launching Transpacific BCO Express Line this week. It encompasses the Prince Rupert express line (CEN-EXPRESS) and the Los Angeles express line…

Driver shortage causes ships to be turned away from Felixstowe Port

The port congestion in Britain, exacerbated by the HGV driver shortage in the UK has now resulted in ships being diverted from Felixstowe Port. The driver shortage has already…

Set to boost support for businesses & retail freight FedEx

New FedEx Clark gateway facility opens

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, will boost the support for businesses and e-commerce growth with…

Sealink is planning a maritime service to transport vegetables between Almeria and the United Kingdom

Jesus Caicedo, the president of Almeria's Port Authority (APA), attended the Fruit Attraction fair and held a working meeting with representatives of the Almeria consignee J.…

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd

OOIL announces Operational Update for Q3 2021

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd sees total revenues increase 125.3% year-on-year

For the third quarter ended 30th September 2021, total revenues increased by 125.3% to US Dollars 4,313.7 million, as compared to the same period in 2020. This record result was achieved despite severe congestion around the network, which drove down liftings by 7.2% and loadable capacity by 7.6%. The…

HPC

HPC investigates information systems for ports and terminals for the digitization of European inland waterways

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, the logistics consultancy for ports, sea and inland terminals, and intermodal rail transport, has been commissioned by the German Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping (GDWS) to conduct a study on information services for ports and terminals, the company reports. The…

Port Everglades signs MOU with the Honduras National Port Authority

Broward County’s Port Everglades has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honduras National Port Authority (Empresa Nacional Portuaria de Honduras), as…

Valenciaport presents its services for frozen products in Vigo

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is presenting its services for the traffic of perishable products at the 23rd edition of the International Frozen Seafood Products Fair…

President of Port Authority of Valencia Aurelio Martínez:

‘Freight rates to start stabilizing in mid-2022’

The president of the Port Authority of Valencia, Aurelio Martínez, recently spoke at the Mediterranean Ports and Shipping 2021 conference. He stated that freight prices will…

First freight shipment to arrive on ‘Brexit buster’ Morocco to UK route

The Port of Poole, in Dorset, is anticipating its first delivery via a new direct shipping route from Tangier in Morocco. A shipment of 100 freights of organic seasonal fruit and vegetables is shortly scheduled northbound. The route will now run once per week and largely comprise the transportation of…

Nigel Jenney, UK Fresh Produce Consortium

"Don’t blame the industry, Boris, what we need is your support"

An Andrew Marr interview with Boris Johnson, aired on Sunday, 3 October, revealed a prime minister who Nigel Jenney, chief executive of the UK’s Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) says “has fundamentally failed to understand the importance of our normally seamless food supply chain.” When questioned about…

Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has high hopes for China-Laos Railway

The Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is hoping to make use of the China-Laos Railway to bolster the export of agricultural produce.  The Ministry is advising agriculture…

Manufacturing woes create new headaches for shippers

China-US spot freight rates plunge

Shippers might finally be catching a break, as China-US spot freight rates plunge in the first week of October. With Chinese manufacturers throttling production due to the power crisis and the off-season coming into view, competition for freight capacity in terms of containers and vessel space has fallen…

Sea-Intelligence

Possible decongestion in late 2022

Global deployed liner capacity: 12.5% now unavailable

Online platform for sharing information & analysis Sea-Intelligence has published a report to estimate the impact that congestion and vessel delays have had on the global deployed liner capacity. It shows that 12.5% of the global capacity is unavailable at this point in time. In particular, at the…

Translink Express

Potential drivers show interest as UK haulage firm offers free HGV training

As Brexit forced thousands of European drivers to leave the country, and Covid got in the way of around 30,000 tests for potential new drivers last year, organizations such as…

ZIM establishes Ship4wd™, a new digital freight forwarding company

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. announced today the creation of a new subsidiary, Ship4wd, a digital freight forwarding platform offering an online, simple and reliable self-service end to end shipping solution. Ship4wd will launch on October 18 2021. Ship4wd will target US & Canadian small and medium-sized…

Truck drivers from India interested in UK short-term visas

Indian truck drivers are among the leading category of workers showing interest in new temporary work visas introduced by the UK to address supply shortages. Demand for the…

Perishable Movements respons to suggested relaxation of cabotage rules

"This would represent a total disregard for driver safety and welfare"

Perishable Movements Ltd – the provider of world-class logistics and supply chain solutions - has responded to reports relating to a potential relaxation of the rules…

Port of Oakland sees increased movement of produce to Southeast Asia

When it comes to logistics moving out of U.S. ports right now, it’s almost welcome news when you hear about status quo movement out of a port. At California’s Port of Oakland, it sees exports of largely California’s main crops including citrus, grapes and vegetables to overseas markets. “We haven’t seen…

Linfox launches its first EV for fresh produce in partnership with Woolworths Group

Linfox’s first refrigerated electric vehicle (EV) has joined the Woolworths Group’s fleet to deliver fresh produce to stores in metropolitan Melbourne. The Volvo FL Electric will transport fresh produce daily from the Melbourne fresh food distribution centre operated by the Woolworths Group’s supply…

Global container prices rose by 3.2% in September

Freight rates up more than 90% in one year

According to the Xeneta Shipping Index, there has been another monthly hike in long-term ocean freight rates, with global container prices rising by 3.2% in September, meaning…

13th annual Cool Logistics Global to take place online

MSC sponsors Cool Logistics Global 2021

MSC has issued a press release stating it is pleased to be attending and sponsoring this year’s Cool Logistics Global, the flagship event for the perishables trade, logistics,…

Up to 50% of transportation costs to be reimbursed to Uzbek exporters

The government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has decided to reimburse part of the transport costs to economic entities exporting their products to the countries not bordering…

Supply chain chaos and high costs could last until 2023

Supply chain problems and port congestion are now even getting attention from the Central Banks, due to the effects these have on inflation. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome…

DP World opens new £3 mln storage park for empty containers at Southampton

DP World has opened an 11.5 acre new empty containers park at Southampton to increase storage capacity and maintain service levels for customers during the peak pre-Christmas season. The new facility will be able to hold additional empty containers to meet customers’ requirements,  a critical factor in keeping…

Perhaps 500,000 shipping containers are waiting off Ports of LA & Long Beach

Cargo ships continue to arrive off the coast of Southern California, creating a huge shipping bottleneck that results in product prices going up, even though shelves remain…

Hannes de Waal, vice-chair of Citrus Growers Association, addresses problems Twitter.com

South Africa could miss citrus export boom due to port issues

Demand for citrus fruits has been booming throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, but South Africa’s exports industry, may miss out on this boom. Presently, millions of tons of…

CMA CGM Group

Connecting North Greece with Egypt and South Turkey

CMA CGM to launch Greece-Egypt-Turkey Express

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launch of our SHORT SEA weekly service to connect North Greece with Egypt and South Turkey: GETEX – GREECE EGYPT TURKEY EXPRESS starting as from Tuesday October 5th, 2021 ex Thessaloniki port. This sustainable and best-in-class option is aiming at fostering your…

"Global shipping problems will not improve before the end of October"

The biggest challenges for the global trade in fruit and vegetables are the pandemic and a limited shipping capacity. This situation is not just bad for fruit importers and exporters, but puts a lot of pressure on transport companies as well. Thomas Wang, spokesperson for Shenzhen Cool Chain Logistics,…

Logistics UK comments on government HGV driver visa scheme

On 29 September 2021, when addressing industry concerns over the temporary visas granted by government for HGV drivers this week, Elizabeth de Jong said: “Logistics UK is…

Port of Wilmington to add cold storage warehouse space

Cold Summit Development will bring nearly 460,000 square feet of cold storage space in two buildings to property owned by the Port of Wilmington. The plan is to add cold…

Port of Savannah to add 1.6 mln TEUs of capacity

The ‘Peak Capacity Project’ is currently under construction and will provide 800,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units of annual capacity at the Port of Savannah. The…

Dutch hauliers might turn around UK supply crisis

A letter signed by 31 Dutch haulier companies, addressed to Prime Minister Johnson, has called on the UK government to save its supply chain crisis by relaxing rules on…

Increased rail freight might alleviate UK driver shortage

Tesco has started using a chilled rail service to bring fruit and vegetables to Britain from Spain, cutting its reliance on lorries. This way, the supermarket chain could be…

Group strengthens distribution of fruit and vegetables from the Italian supply chain

Orsero takes 50% of the share capital of Agricola Azzurra

Orsero, a company active in the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables, has signed an agreement for the purchase of 50% of the share capital of the Agricola Azzurra…

As part of its dedicated air freight division

CMA CGM Group orders two Boeing 777 freighters

Boeing and shipping and logistics company CMA CGM Group, have announced the purchase of two new Boeing 777 Freighters to grow the Group’s air freight division operations.  CMA CGM…

Tesco expand UK-Spain train service to counter logistics crisis

UK retailer Tesco plans to expand its use of a train service to bring goods from Spain into the country, aiding to cut emissions and protect deliveries through a truck…

Port of Hamburg

New Far East service from SeaLead Shipping starts successfully and is being expanded

Dubai-based SeaLead Shipping has been offering a new Far East service between Hamburg and China through the Suez Canal since September. Following the successful first call of the "Goofy," three more Feedermax-class vessels will arrive in Hamburg by early November. The 2,200 TEU vessel "Manet" is expected…

Efrain Saucedo Nuñez, EFF Logistics, the Netherlands :

"Many overseas producers are already familiar with our logistics services"

It has been almost four years since Efrain Saucedo Nuñez established Fruta del Huerto in the Netherlands. That business also functions as San Jose Tropical's European sales office. San Jose Tropical is a Mexican lime producer. "Fruta del Huerto supplies several retailers," Efrain begins. "If you want to…

Plantis Group

Challenges in exporting Italian grapes

"Sales of Italian grapes are continuing, but commercial difficulties are also being felt on the European market. The current season is certainly not an easy one. Although sales are stable, the supply is high and the demand, regardless of the type of grape, is low. On the other hand, prices are…

FedEx to deploy trucks on public highway between Houston and Dallas

PACCAR begins extensive field test with self driving trucks

DAF’s parent company PACCAR and FedEx have begun an extensive field test in the US with self-driving trucks. The vehicles will be driven on the route between Dallas and Houston – a journey of around 400 kilometers. The self-driving technology has been jointly developed by PACCAR and Aurora with the aim…

Spain had the second-highest increase in logistics investment in Europe

Real estate investment in the European logistics market stood at 22,500 million euro in the first half of 2021, i.e. 60% more than the average of the first half of the year in…

Increased demand for empty containers & increased costs threaten Kenya's trade

An increased demand for empty containers in China has hit Kenyan exports as shippers send back empties instead of carrying export cargo. This fact, coupled with increased…

Maersk Asia Pacific market update ( September 2021 )

Port congestion expected to create headwinds for last quarter of 2021

China’s October Golden Week, Christmas and Chinese New Year will bolster strong demand for container shipping for the last quarter of 2021. But port congestion, especially in…

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Transnet Port Terminals handled 12% more export citrus this year after heavy infrastructure investment

Last year Transnet SOC Ltd made a capital investment of R2 billion (113,582 million euros) into equipment at its terminals and it has recently announced its intentions to approach the market seeking an investment partner in its ports and terminals. Recent discussions between Transnet and industry…

Containers piling up at US rail yards are adding to port strains

To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter US ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, we should note the congestion that is building at…

Sea-Intelligence 121th Global Liner Performance report

Schedule reliability drops to all-time low 33.6% in August 2021

Sea-Intelligence has published issue 121 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including August 2021. As the report itself is quite comprehensive and covers schedule reliability across 34 different trade lanes and 60+ carriers, this press release will…

Frederic Unger from AgriPlace:

"Supply chain legislation also offers new opportunities"

The Supply Chain Act poses additional challenges for the entire fruit and vegetable industry, but also enables new courses of action. To comply with this law, many German…

A.P. Moller - Maersk to divest its container manufacturer to CIMC

Container logistics company A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed an agreement on Monday 27 September 2021 to sell its reefer manufacturer, Maersk Container Industry (MCI), to China International Marine Containers Ltd. (CIMC), headquartered in Shenzhen, China and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong…

Indian government to tackle container shortage

Indian exporters are expectant as the Indian government has extended the deadline for the re-export of imported vessels lying at different domestic ports by three months.…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

Number of container ships waiting for berthing at Southern California ports reached record before falling slightly

The number of container ships waiting for berthing space to unload cargo at Southern California ports reached a record 73 last week before falling slightly. A pilot program to expand cargo pickup hours to 24/7 access in response to this historic cargo surge has helped reduce the backlog somewhat as ports…

US container ports make it into top 20 in H1 2021

Container ports in the US have climbed into the top 20 in the first half of 2021. Volumes from Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Dubai and Hamburg decreased –3,6%, -4,9% -3,6% and –6,7%…

UK probes visa change to ease trucker shortages

The British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers. It is an attempt to fix supply-chain problems that have triggered long lines at gas stations. Last…

"Some Chinese exporters abandon pallets to reduce high shipping cost"

The harvest season of imperial crown pears is already over. And the harvest of Ya pears started three weeks ago. Pear orchards in Hebei enjoyed an abundant harvest. Although the production volume of imperial crown pears was smaller than in regular years, the volume expanded in comparison with last year.…

British HGV drivers: ‘We are run ragged trying to keep up with demand’

Many British lorry drivers believe that the government is worsening drivers’ lives. Since July, lorry drivers have been working longer hours, due to Boris Johnson’s government…

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to create first single-line rail network linking US-Mexico-Canada

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited have announced they have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) in a stock and cash…

India: Central Railway transports more than 200,000 tons of perishables

The Central Railway has transported more than 200,000 tons of fruit and vegetables across India in 600 Kisan Rails. “Kisan Rail completing its 600th run o­n Central Railway…

US trucker shortage concerns industry experts

According to the American Transportation Associations, the US could be short 160,000 drivers by 2028. ATA said projections show the industry needs to hire a million new…

Central American melon growers draw attention to spiking input costs

The melon and watermelon production/export industry of Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama faces one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the business. The industry faces the highest percentage increase in the cost of essential supplies and raw materials required for the production in…

China resumes imports of Vietnamese pitayas

According to the customs branch of Quang Ninh Province, after several days of suspension of imports due to the detection of the COVID-19 virus on the boxes of Vietnamese…

Ports of LA and Long Beach announce new measures to speed cargo throughput

After consultation with multiple supply chain stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced bold new measures to…

11% increase in port stay duration reported for first half of 2021

The median time spent by container vessels in port began to grow sharply in the second half of 2020. It continued into the first half of 2021, according to Sea-Intelligence, a…

Truckers end strike in Bangladesh

As the government assured them of meeting some demands immediately and some at a later time, truckers in Bangladesh have ended an ongoing strike after 33 hours. Yesterday, the…

Bangladesh

Chittagong port: Trucker strike disrupts container handling

Across Bangladesh, truckers have enforced their scheduled strike today. The 72 hour-strike has disrupted the handling of containers and bulk cargoes at the country’s sea and…

HHLA

Tollerort to become preferred hub for COSCO services

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) successfully concluded negotiations about a strategic investment by CSPL in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) today. CSPL, a terminal operator listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange and member of the COSCO Shipping…

First ‘Fast Corridor’ provides uninterrupted link between Vado Ligure and inland customer

APM Terminals Vado Ligure’s first dedicated ‘Fast Corridor’ has opened between its reefer terminal’s temporary storage warehouse and customer Nord Ovest, located 75 kilometres…

“Our aim is solve fresh fruits and vegetables fresh keeping problems during transportation”

This is the season when apples, pears, and kiwi fruit from production areas in the northern hemisphere enter the Chinese market in large volumes. At the same time, grapes, mangoes, and other fruits from the southern hemisphere enter the market as well. Export fruit and vegetables will take up a…

France: The new port of Calais officially inaugurated after 6 years of work

Considered as the largest European port infrastructure project of the decade, the new port of Calais was inaugurated on September 9th, 2021, in the presence of: Louis Le Franc, Prefect of Pas-de-Calais, Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France region, Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais and…

First NT mangoes air-freighted to India via new Darwin Export Hub

Yesterday, a cargo plane left Darwin, bound for Singapore. Aboard were some 4 tons of mangoes. They are the first NT mangoes to be air-freighted via the new Darwin Export Hub.…

Singamas back in profit in the first half as container demand soars

Pacific International Lines’ subsidiary Singamas Container Holdings, the world’s fourth largest container manufacturer, recorded a US$66.51 million profit for 1H 2021,…

French Prime Minister announces reopening of freight line Rungis-Perpignan in October

While on a visit to Limoges, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, and Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebarri have announced the reopening of the rail freight line Rungis-Perpignan in October, as part of the recovery plan. As indicated by AFP, the line that should reopen mid-October, is part of…

Another cyber attack challenges CMA CGM

CMA CGM has suffered another cyber attack in less than one year from the previous security breach, which hit the company's peripheral servers and caused severe challenges in…

70 waiting at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

49 cargo vessels outside LB/LA port complex

Current port delays on the US West Coast are contributing to the extraordinary lack of available vessel capacity that we are currently seeing globally, which is putting…

EU maintains its leading position in global agri-food trade

2020 showed a notable improvement in the EU's leading position among the world's largest exporters of agri-food goods and products. On the import side, the EU has become the…

China: Fresh-key guarantees effective detection of temperature and humidity of agricultural products

Temperature and humidity are the core factors that cannot be ignored for every link of agricultural products, from the field to the table. At the planting end, temperature and humidity have a great influence on the germination of seeds and the growth and development of plants; in the field of…

Cairns export hub project building momentum

The development of the new Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) in Cairns is starting to kick off, thanks to a continued strong health response to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Delays at ports continue as volumes increase

There have many reports on massive congestion problems at West Coast containership ports that's causing store shelves to go wanting to seasonal imported goods. Ron Fisher owns…

Trading update for Q3 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

A.P. Møller - Mærsk sees strong results, driven by continuation of exceptional market situation

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (APMM) has for the first two months of Q3 2021 recognised a financial performance significantly ahead of our previous expectations and now expects for…

DP World to invest £300m in fourth berth at London Gateway to strengthen UK’s supply chain

DP World today announces that it will begin work next month on a new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub to increase supply chain resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels.The £300m sum - which builds on the £2bn investment DP World has made in Britain over the last…


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