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Category: Sea

Carriers fear delays and equipment shortages

Congestion in North Europe’s major ports will reach “critical” levels over the next four weeks as container terminals work through the backlog of ships delayed by the six-day Suez Canal closure, shipping lines have warned. (more…)

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The blocked Suez Canal will trigger more than delays

In addition to triggering renewed port congestion, the grounding of Evergreen’s Ever Given, may indirectly lead to surcharges, price pressures and blanked sailings. The 20K TEU Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday morning and efforts have…

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Market report (wk 8)

Managing supply chains is always challenging and over the last year you have been challenged more than ever, which is why we have simplified compliance solutions for deliveries into the EU and continue to provide air freight services from Asia…

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Hope for Asia rates, space and equipment

The announced Chinese New Year blank sailings are noticeably lower than in previous years, raising hopes that the lines are concentrating on repositioning empty equipment, which will increase capacity and may lead to some rate reductions. (more…)

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Asia supply chain update

The peak season look set to continue to Chinese New Year in February, with more price rises and blanked sailings are on the way. (more…)

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Press highlight Felixstowe’s plight

The Felixstowe congestion that we reported on several weeks ago, is ongoing and branded “a mess’ by the BBC. (more…)

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Container shortages increasing in China

Equipment shortages are spreading to China, as the lines fail to reposition sufficient empty containers, with some lines diverting available empty equipment to more profitable trans-pacific trade lanes. (more…)

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Felixstowe acts as congestion spreads

Nearly three weeks after their apology for service issues, Felixstowe have announced vehicle booking changes, but performance is now deteriorating at other key container ports. (more…)

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