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Record volumes pose operational challenges for US ports

‘Maintaining operational efficiency is more challenging’ as bottlenecks increase due to pressured supply chains, mismatched rolling stock, capacity-strained logistics networks and coronavirus shutdowns at Chinese ports, says Fitch

United States US States

IUMI 2021: marine insurance sector set for Seoul-less conference

Theme of ‘pathways to a sustainable, resilient and innovative future’ will allow for wide-ranging discussions, not least on ESG, says Lars Lange

Insurance International

Weekly Briefing: Box supply chains face more disruption | Optimism for bulker sector | Ardmore shines light on tanker gloom

Container supply chains were hit by further disruption this week following a cyber attack on the chief terminal operator in South Africa, and terminal closures in China as typhoon In-fa made landfall. But there is renewed optimism for the dry bulk sector, in what could prove to be its best cyclical expansionary phase for more than two centuries

International Containers

Ever Given: And now for the aftermath

The Ever Given casualty will leave its mark on marine insurance and attitudes towards risk, as well as on the Suez Canal, say leading figures in the sector

Insurance International

Panamax values surge as carriers seek any tonnage that floats

The former workhorse of the container sector has fallen from grace in recent years. But the frantic container shipping sector is giving panamaxes one last hurrah before they head to the beaches

International Mediterranean Shipping Co

Weekly Briefing: Another week, another box record | Tankers not out the woods yet | China bulk congestion worsens

The setting of new records barely rates a mention these days; a new record seldom lasts long enough to be of significance before it is surpassed by the next record and there’s no sign of anything slowing down yet. In dry bulk things have slowed to the point that congestion outside Chinese ports has now tied up 565 bulkers. For tankers, it’s more of the same and few really believe that Opec states patching up their differences is going to save them

International Containers

Buoyant US west coast ports at risk of more logjams

Rising throughput continues to raise concerns over congestion

North America United States

Rotterdam seeks collaboration to ease supply chain disruption

Big ships mean the peaks and troughs of congestion will be a permanent feature of container shipping. But better coordination and information sharing between supply chain parties will help alleviate the structural issues behind congestion

Europe Netherlands

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Carrier service quality is a two-way street

Service levels in container shipping have dived dramatically during the pandemic. But carrier customers also have a role to play in ensuring they meet their commitments too

Europe United Kingdom

Manual operations at South African ports after cyber attack

Most terminals are still operating with manual processes in place. This is slowing down loading operations, ship agents say

Containers Dry Bulk

Ship carrying invasive insects ordered to leave US

A vessel anchored near New Orleans was ordered to leave the US after federal agents found wood infested with an Asian beetle that has been killing American trees for about a quarter of a century

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Hapag-Lloyd raises outlook after earnings soar in first half

Second-quarter results for container lines were always going to be good. Now the outlook for the full year looks even better

Europe Germany

Carrier service quality is a two-way street

Service levels in container shipping have dived dramatically during the pandemic. But carrier customers also have a role to play in ensuring they meet their commitments too

Europe United Kingdom

Manual operations at South African ports after cyber attack

Most terminals are still operating with manual processes in place. This is slowing down loading operations, ship agents say

Containers Dry Bulk

ONE delays full-year outlook as supply chain strain blurs picture

Boosted by surging freight rates, Ocean Network Express has seen profitability shoot up again. But despite positive signs, the pandemic still poses threats to the global economic outlook

Asia Pacific Singapore

Record volumes pose operational challenges for US ports

‘Maintaining operational efficiency is more challenging’ as bottlenecks increase due to pressured supply chains, mismatched rolling stock, capacity-strained logistics networks and coronavirus shutdowns at Chinese ports, says Fitch

United States US States

Wellbeing study finds ‘despair and anger’ among seafarers

The reports found that ongoing issues relating to crew travel, uncertainty regarding leave, and an almost complete and universal ban on shore leave are taking a ‘negative toll’ on seafarers

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