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US port officials urge more infrastructure investment to combat port congestion
US port officials urge more infrastructure investment to combat port congestion

Stas Margaronis | October 14, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

Two U.S. port officials said improvements in transportation infrastructure are necessary to avoid a repeat of current port congestion problems and cited the need for upgrades in warehousing and rail transport as well as increased worker training.

Biden confronts supply-chain crisis stretching past his grip
Biden confronts supply-chain crisis stretching past his grip

Bloomberg | October 14, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

President Joe Biden wants to break a logjam at U.S. ports and stave off a holiday season of shortages and delays -- bottlenecks that officials and stakeholders say extend far beyond the reach of the White House.

Wild weather sparks ship backlog from Shenzhen to Singapore
Wild weather sparks ship backlog from Shenzhen to Singapore

Bloomberg | October 14, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

A tropical storm that’s lashing southern China mixed with Covid-related supply chain snarls is causing a ship backlog from Shenzhen to Singapore, intensifying fears retail shelves may look rather empty come Christmas.

Christmas toy shortages loom as cargo clogs major U.K. port
Christmas toy shortages loom as cargo clogs major U.K. port

Bloomberg | October 14, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

Sirens blared as cranes lifted containers from the Ever Genius, a ship stretching four times the width of Buckingham Palace along a berth this week at the U.K.’s Port of Felixstowe. The warning shrieks for British dockworkers might well have been alarms for the global economy.

Hapag Lloyd reroutes European container service to JAXPORT
Hapag Lloyd reroutes European container service to JAXPORT

AJOT | October 13, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s efficiencies offer relief for shippers looking to escape U.S. port congestion

NRF statement on White House supply chain summit 

AJOT | October 13, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM to temporarily replace Savannah by Charleston on its AMERIGO service connecting West Med to the US East Coast
CMA CGM to temporarily replace Savannah by Charleston on its AMERIGO service connecting West Med to the US East Coast

AJOT | October 13, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM has announced that its AMERIGO service (connecting West Med to the US East Coast) will temporarily stop calling Savannah due to severe congestion in this port (8-10 days) and in order to protect schedule integrity & weekly sailing frequency.

Valenciaport is a pioneer in Europe in the use of hydrogen in port operations
Valenciaport is a pioneer in Europe in the use of hydrogen in port operations

AJOT | October 13, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

• Valenciaport, Valencia City Council, Universitat Politécnica de València and Generalitat Valenciana will go hand in hand to promote hydrogen in influence of the city of Valencia • The H2Ports Valencia Hydrogen Valley project, in which more than 40 companies, organisations and institutions are participating to promote this energy in the transport and logistics sector, was presented today at Valencia City Hall • The president of the Port Authority of Valencia explained the real and firm commitment of Valenciaport 2030 zero emissions to be 20 years ahead of the European objectives of decarbonisation and the fight against climate change

Biden seeks to spearhead new attack on supply-chain delays
Biden seeks to spearhead new attack on supply-chain delays

Bloomberg | October 13, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

President Joe Biden will turn his focus to supply-chain transportation bottlenecks on Wednesday, as the congested Port of Los Angeles will announce a 24 hours a day, seven days a week effort to confront the squeeze on goods.

Cyclone closes one of world’s busiest ports, creating ship traffic jam
Cyclone closes one of world’s busiest ports, creating ship traffic jam

Bloomberg | October 12, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world’s busiest ports jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains strained by a surge in consumer demand for everything from cars to computers.

Port of Mobile containerized cargo growth continues

AJOT | October 12, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

Retail imports drive record September at SC Ports
Retail imports drive record September at SC Ports

AJOT | October 12, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina Ports had a record September for containers as the Port of Charleston continues to efficiently handle the boom in retail imports.

Growing flood threat to US infrastructure: First Street

Stas Margaronis | October 12, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Three new Liebherr Megamax STS for Maher Terminals LLC
Three new Liebherr Megamax STS for Maher Terminals LLC

AJOT | October 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

• State-of-the-art machines will handle world’s largest container vessels • Cranes part of Maher’s Sustainable Port Infrastructure Project

Louisville CBP continues to see and seize counterfeit designer watches
Louisville CBP continues to see and seize counterfeit designer watches

AJOT | October 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

From September 10-30 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Port of Louisville seized 66 separate shipments containing 3,345 counterfeit designer watches worth $67.07 million, and the flow of counterfeit watches continue. On October 4 and 5, CBP officers made two seizures of 59 Rolex and three Audemars Piguet counterfeit designer watches. Had these watches been real, they would have been worth $2.68 million.

Valencia Containerised Freight Index (VCFI) grew by 1.26% in September
Valencia Containerised Freight Index (VCFI) grew by 1.26% in September

AJOT | October 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals

• It continues with the upward trend of this year due to international demand, container shortage, traffic congestion or the increase of fuels • Since the beginning of the historical series in January 2018, the VCFI accumulates a growth of 255.79% and stands at 3,557.94 points • At the end of September, the idle fleet stood at 0.6% of the total and reached 159,714 containers • By geographical areas, the strong increase in Latin America Atlantic (+43.85%) stands out, while the Western Mediterranean grows by 1.51% and the Far East decreases by 3.35%

AgTC hears of new sailing to Oakland as exporters navigate booking and equipment challenges
AgTC hears of new sailing to Oakland as exporters navigate booking and equipment challenges

Stas Margaronis | October 08, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s (AgTC) virtual convention heard Executive Director Peter Friedmann underscore the continued frustration that U.S. agricultural exporters experience booking space for export containers from ocean carriers.

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