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Container logistics industry faces another challenging year, finds survey

Respondents expect supply chain performance will remain the same over the next 12 months, with 11% expecting it to deteriorate further

International Containers

New freight index aims to help contract negotiations

Xeneta hopes its new EU BMR compliant offer will be used as a basis for index-based rate calculations and derivatives

Europe Containers

China extends container-handling fees at ports

One analyst said the latest mark-up on port fees signals that Chinese ports have entered a ‘friendly policy period’, indicating the central government may be relaxing its grip over port pricing

Asia Pacific Containers

CMA CGM buys ecommerce distributor to boost contract logistics

Flush with cash after a highly profitable year, CMA CGM is seeking to expand its logistics profile. The acquisition of CLS will accelerate Ceva’s turnaround

Europe France

Felixstowe sees the most call cancellations of European box ports

Carriers are skipping port calls as they seek to avoid congestion and restore schedule reliability. Europe’s top ports all saw vessel calls decrease as schedules were revised

Europe Containers

Panama offers vaccination to all seafarers

Decision designed to support essential workers, recognising contribution to supply chain, says Panama Maritime Authority secretary-general Elvia Bustavino

Panama Crewing

Port of Charleston sets record-breaking monthly throughput

Charleston’s import volume in the second half of 2021 is expected to surge by 20.6%

North America United States

Shippers face more disruption from new customs rules

New rules on customs checks and declarations will come into force from January 1 in the UK. A third of small import businesses are not even aware of the change, and will need specialist help

Europe United Kingdom

Box volume growth eases at start of fourth quarter

Transpacific volumes eased as disruptions in China hit exports in October. Global volumes were down on a year ago, but Europe began to see a recovery

International Containers

Container ports in China expected to raise handling fees

While the potential price mark-ups bode well for terminal operators, there are concerns about interventions by the government. The authorities are now committed to reducing the financial burden upon shippers, who have already been overwhelmed by high shipping costs

Asia Pacific Containers

Warning over risks to supply chain from ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to Covid variant

Governments urged not to reimpose border restrictions that further restrict international transport workers

International Ports and Logistics

Supply chain crisis? What crisis?

The shipping and logistics industries have worked so well for so long that politicians and public have had little real reason to notice them in recent decades. And despite recent minor turbulence, that will continue to be largely the case

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics
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