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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
• 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%
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.