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Ports & Logistics

Stay informed with the latest news, analysis and market insight from the ports and logistics sector through our expert coverage

The week in charts: Shipping disruptions mapped | Russia’s crude transport challenge | Container spot freight rates keep tumbling

At least 30 incidents this year have blocked or significantly restricted maritime traffic and logistics, average daily queues outside the Bosporus are 20% higher than last year and boxship charter rates stabilise

Week in Charts Asia Pacific

PSA Marine launches real-time port delivery alerts

New digital system supports connectivity and transparency across maritime stakeholders

Singapore Digitalisation

Congress passes bill to block US rail shutdown

Both chambers of Congress have passed a bill to impose the White House-brokered tentative agreement on labour unions and railroad carriers

United States Dry Bulk

New LNG supply deals to boost shipping demand

US-based Sempra has agreed a long-term deal to provide liquefied natural gas to the UK company Ineos, sourced from the Port Arthur phase one liquefaction project in Texas. Elsewhere, American energy company ConocoPhillips has also agreed a long-term supply agreement to provide QatarEnergy with LNG to be delivered to Germany

Tankers and Gas North America

Ports warn of risks from Europe’s emission scheme

Cargo lost to transhipment hubs could be lost for good. European Union regulations must ensure diversions do not disadvantage EU terminals

Europe Containers

New US chassis pool approved for southeastern ports

Dubbed the South Atlantic Chassis Pool 3.0, it will serve shippers, ocean carriers and motor carriers across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

US States International

Maersk and IBM to halt TradeLens operations in 2023

TradeLens had not reached the level of commercial viability necessary to continue work and meet the financial expectations as an independent business, Maersk said in a statement

International Containers

Biden calls on Congress to end US rail labour dispute

House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on imposing the White House-brokered tentative rail agreement on labour unions and railways

United States Containers

Port agency is a sustainability solution as well

Far from being a confusion for potential recruits, sustainability in shipping is proving to be an attraction

International Dry Bulk

CULines faces charterparty default as rate collapse leaves emerging lines to flounder

Move reflects uphill battle facing newer, smaller carriers on long-haul trade where freight rates have taken a nosedive in a fierce price war among operators

China Containers

Port of New York and New Jersey ends record-breaking run

Volumes on east and US Gulf coast ports remained firm in October, while plummeting on the west coast

US States Containers

Unctad calls for greater supply chain resilience

Pandemic-induced disruptions of the past two years are easing. But changes still need to be made to prevent a reoccurrence and to protect developing nations

International Containers
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