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Port of Felixstowe congestion riles freight forwarders

Port of Felixstowe congestion riles freight forwarders

23/09/20

An increase in container volumes during peak season, in the rush to beat China’s Golden Week holidays and technical issues with the Port of Felixstowe’s Vehicle Booking System (VBS), has resulted in severe congestion at the port.

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Box throughput at eight major Chinese ports up 7pc in early September

Box throughput at eight major Chinese ports up 7pc in early September

23/09/20

STATISTICS released by China Ports and Harbours Association show that container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 7.4 per cent in early September compared to the same period last year.

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Covid and Golden Week force THE Alliance to cancel October sailings

Covid and Golden Week force THE Alliance to cancel October sailings

17/09/20

The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, ONE and HMM, have updated the latest service adjustments in October.

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Back-to-back typhoons and surging shipping demand have meant lengthy vessel delays for ocean freight out of Asia.

Back-to-back typhoons and surging shipping demand have meant lengthy vessel delays for ocean freight out of Asia.

17/09/20

According to Resilience360, Typhoon Haishen made landfall south-east of Gangneung in South Korea on 7 September, following Typhoon Maysak, which struck near the port of Busan on 3 September with winds of 100 mph.

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World's largest containership heads for Asia/Europe service deployment

World's largest containership heads for Asia/Europe service deployment

10/09/20

The world's largest containership, and the first liquid neutral gas (LNG) powered vessel, the 23,112 teu, CMA CGM Jacques Saade, will phase into deployment at the end of September, on the Asia/Europe FAL1 service, part of the OCEAN Alliance network.

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Maersk retiring Safmarine and Damco brands

Maersk retiring Safmarine and Damco brands

10/09/20

AP Moller - Maersk is retiring the Safmarine brand which will be merged into its global liner offering as the Danish shipping company continues to re-organise its business.

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Port of Rotterdam Authority to deepen Amazonhaven basin

Port of Rotterdam Authority to deepen Amazonhaven basin

10/09/20

THE Port of Rotterdam's ECT Delta Terminal, operated by Hong Kong's Hutchison Ports, has undertaken to dredge the Amazonhaven port basin at Maasvlakte to a depth of 17.45 metres from its present 16.65 metres.

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ACS Vietnam – Equipment Shortages

ACS Vietnam – Equipment Shortages

02/09/20

‘Most carriers in Vietnam are short of equipment especially 40DC & 40’HC. This situation is expected to continue for the next few weeks in the build up to the Golden week.

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