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Chinese ports reopen after Typhoon Chanthu

Already struggling to deal with delays and heavy congestion, container terminals in Shanghai and Ningbo, closed as Typhoon Chanthu made landfall in Zhejiang province on Monday, also forcing the closure of Shanghai’s two airports. Ningbo’s container terminals, which were closer…

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HGV driver crisis hidden for years

The shortage of truck drivers in the UK, which is now impacting the public directly, has been growing for the best parts of two decades, but has been largely hidden by the careful management of freight forwarders and the supply…

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UK delays more Brexit border checks

Paperwork requirements due in October have been delayed and  physical inspections of EU food imports due to start in January 2022 have now been put back to July 2022, with requirement to pre-notify border staff of arriving food products also been…

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Ningbo container terminal fully open after COVID closure

The Ningbo-Meidong container terminal fully reopens today (25th August) two weeks after it was closed due to a single positive COVID-19 case and one week after cargo operations resumed on a limited basis. (more…)

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COVID closed Ningbo may reopen tomorrow

With congestion already impacting Shanghai, following Typhoon In-fa, the world’s largest port, Ningbo closed a key container terminal last Wednesday after a worker tested positive for COVID on Tuesday. (more…)

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Shanghai freight operations shut down as Typhoon In-fa hits

Shanghai Pudong, Hongqiao and Hangzhou cancelled inbound and outbound flights from Saturday, and container terminals stopped accepting cargo since the 24th July and there is now a heavy backlog in Shanghai, which we estimate will clear by the end of…

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Freight market review July

Air, ocean and rail supply chains from Asia continue to be impacted by high demand levels, increasing rates and falling service reliability. (more…)

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Yantian port to reopen on 24th June

The Yantian port area (YICT) will resume normal operations from 00:00 on the 24th June, but it will take weeks to work through the backlog of container stacks in the terminal, with productivity impacted across Shenzhen, Chiwan, Shekou, and Nansha.…

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