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24.03.2022

Shippers resume complaints to FMC over unfulfilled contract space

Complaints made to the FMC contend that container lines intentionally sold capacity on the more lucrative spot market in lieu of providing the allocated space to […]
24.03.2022

Congestion, labor fears pull West Coast share of Asian imports to record low

An import surge at East and Gulf coast ports, including Charleston, S.C. (pictured), has been accompanied by vessel backlogs and port congestion. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The […]
24.03.2022

BlueX tackles freight cost burden with ‘pay-it-later’ tool

BlueX last month launched an electronic payment platform for entities in the liner shipping industry designed to speed payment across borders. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Ocean freight […]
24.03.2022

MSC adds intra-India shuttle amid sailing skips on larger trades

With mounting schedule reliability pressure, MSC is concentrating now on how it can improve cargo flow in India on the strength of its own terminal operations […]
23.03.2022

US truckload capacity seen rising ‘on margins’

Truckload capacity is expanding, but volatile fuel prices and demand keep constraints in place. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The tight capacity that has gripped the US truckload […]
23.03.2022

New capacity leaves Middle East ports underutilized

Middle East ports operated at 57 percent capacity in 2021, down from 66 percent in 2015. Photo credit: King Abdullah Port. The addition of new container […]
23.03.2022

Post-CNY spot rate drop lags recent years: ONE’s Nixon

Ocean Network Express on Wednesday unveiled a plan to invest $20 billion in new vessels by 2030. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The head of Ocean Network Express […]
23.03.2022

Norfolk Southern Jacksonville terminal disrupted again after crane fire

A crane caught fire late Monday at Norfolk Southern’s terminal in Jacksonville, the second crane fire at the facility in the past four months. Photo credit: […]
23.03.2022

Already-stressed Colombo port flow hit by truck capacity shortages

Feeder ships from southern India ports are incurring excessive turnaround delays at Colombo (above), adding to pre-existing short-haul pricing woes for local exporters and forwarders. Photo […]
22.03.2022

SC Ports halts forecast for clearing Charleston congestion

As of Tuesday afternoon, 25 vessels anchored outside the Port of Charleston with a combined capacity of 99,958 TEU, according to AISLive, a sister product of […]