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April 28, 2021

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Container equipment shortages push up container prices Container equipment shortages across the main trade lanes look set to continue, despite efforts by carriers to reposition and bring additional capacity into the market. The heavy demand for containerized shipping and the difficulties of handling such huge volumes, means the current equipment imbalance can be expected to deteriorate, predicted CEO and founder of Container xChange. The price was being driven by the urgent demand for equipmen

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April 15, 2021

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Asia-US trade surge pulls down North American port productivity For North America (the US and Western Canada), current volume has consistently been running above the prior years throughout the last six months. It is worthy to note that containers imported from Asia since October have generally been declining. The port was running short-handed because of the pandemic and the port’s capacity was effectively reduced. Once a port gets behind, it becomes exponentially harder to catch up. Now, even

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April 01, 2021

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Ports prepare for Suez surge Ever Given(Flag Panama Built 2018 20,388TEU GRT 220,940)land around 0540 GMT 24 March 6NM north of the south entrance of the Suez Canal and refloated 29 March and Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Osama Rabie told reporters that 113 ships were expected to transit the canal in both directions by early morning 30 March. Attention is now turning to the surge of imports that are due to arrive at Europe’s shores as vessels begin to transit the canal. Terminals will ex

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March 18, 2021

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Biden’s U$ 1.9trn stimulus package will boost trade to US despite sky-high rates US imports from Asia in February jumped 27.3 percent year over year to register a seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth with no signs of slowing. The U$ 1.9 trillion stimulus package which includes one-time direct payments of up to U$ 1400 per person and jobless aid of U$ 300 a week will deliver another shot in the arm for consumer demand. Global Port Tracker, published monthly by the National Retail Fe

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March 04, 2021

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Panama Canal raises slot booking prices Increasing demand for Panama Canal transits has encouraged the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to raise its reservation and service fees. From 15 April, booking reservation slots will rise from between U$ 10,500 and U$ 50,000 for the panamax locks and U$ 70,000-U$ 85,000 for the largest vessels. The transit reservation system is an optional service offered by the ACP That gives customers the ability to transit on a specific date through the payment of an ad

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February 18, 2021

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Global container trade volume 2020 Global container traffic in 2020 came in just 1.2% lower than in the previous 12 months despite the upheaval of the pandemic, the latest figures from Container Trades Statistics shows with 168.2 million teu in 2020 compared with around 170 million teu in 2019. Transpacific trade was a rise of 7.3% at 20.1 million, while Asia-Europe trade saw the annual total of 15.8 million teu falling short by 5.5% on the previous year. Read more:Lloyd’s List Several E

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February 04, 2021

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Cargo rollovers rose at 75% of major ports in December Many key transhipment ports and the leading container lines are continuing to see elevated level of cargo rollovers. Cargo levels remain far above seasonal averages, causing further delays to cargo, which is increasingly lying stranded at the quayside. Of the 20 global ports, 75% saw an increase in the levels of rollover cargo in December compared with the previous month. The world’s largest transhipment hub in Singapore and leading primar

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January 21, 2021

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FMC should examine DCSA and TradeLens The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) published last December data and process standards for the issuance of bill of Lading. The initiative, which is supported by nine of the world’s largest container carriers, aims to facilitate acceptance and adoption of this bill by regulators, banks and insurers and to unify communication between these organizations and customers and all other stakeholders in the shipping industry. In order to explore this p

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January 07, 2021

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Shippers face new twists, risky turns in pandemic-alerted market Supply chain practitioners looking for a game plan in 2021 find themselves in a difficult position. COVID-19 made suddenly safety stock no longer bad thing and it increased inventory carrying costs. The dramatic shift to on-line shopping, coupled with the expectations of next-day delivery, is also spurring the growth of imports at warehouse for major online sellers who need to have enough stock on hand not just to meet demand, but

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