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No rate relief in sight for ocean shippers as Lunar New Year passes

During Lunar New Year, bookings came down as some companies were still closed, but, according to Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, trucking capacity was higher than normal for the time. Jansen told reporters last week, speaking about the seasonal decline encountered as a result of...

Box port delays causing service cancellations

Due to unusually long delays on vessels caused by congestion in Asian and North American ports, major global container lines are being forced to cancel large numbers of east-west services. This week, Hapag-Lloyd told customers that it was forced to introduce "a comprehensive schedule recovery plan...

20 Ports See 75% increase in Rollover Cargo

The latest figures show that in December, average rollover levels at key ports increased to 37 percent. The number reflects a market affected by a 30 percent decline in demand for container shipping in Europe and the United States at the start of the pandemic,...

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ships Continue to Move Worlds

youtubeembedcode de where to buy traffic         Visit our new COVID Status Page Our coronavirus tracking page gives you detailed status updates of our major ports of loading. View the status of container availability, port operations, trucking, and customs all from one central page. Learn More...

Equipment and capacity squeeze sees South China cargo bookings suspended

Next month, shipping lines declared the temporary suspension of cargo bookings into South China, blaming local feeder operators for reduced availability. The move has caused dismay among local forwarders who warned "not to hesitate" customers to take any chance of booking cargo before the Chinese New...

‘Slidings’, Port Omissions and Short-Notice Network Changes Replace Blanking

Scheduling 'slidings,' 'ad-hoc' port omissions' and 'short-notice' network structural changes are replacing blanking as new challenges for shippers in 2021. The latest advisory on "Service Adjustments" comes from the 2M partners Maersk and MSC on the transpacific tradelane. MSC stated that it had decided to make some...