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Impact of Yantian disruption ‘exceeds the Suez incident’

Impact of Yantian disruption ‘exceeds the Suez incident’

15/06/21

Shipping and logistics insiders say the proportion of vessels affected is already greater than during the blockage of the Suez Canal in March and April, warning cargo owners to examine their contingency plans and that just-in-time supply chains may not work in the current environment.

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Yantian situation continues to worsen

Yantian situation continues to worsen

10/06/21

Disruptions in and around the key southern China container port of Yantian continue to worsen following the partial closure of the port in response to an outbreak of Covid-19 among terminal staff, with carriers announcing significant disruptions to sailings and schedules and warning of delays for upwards of two weeks.

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China’s container volume at major ports up 13.3% in mid-May

China’s container volume at major ports up 13.3% in mid-May

08/06/21

According to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbours Association, export container volume increased 16.8% while the domestic volume increased 4.5% in mid-May.

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MORE DELAY FOR SHIPPERS AS EVER GIVEN LEGAL WRANGLE IS SENT TO A HIGHER COURT

MORE DELAY FOR SHIPPERS AS EVER GIVEN LEGAL WRANGLE IS SENT TO A HIGHER COURT

26/05/21

Frustrated shippers with cargo on board the arrested Ever Given are likely to have to wait another week to find out when their goods might be released.

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Plans approved for Suez Canal widening and deepening

Plans approved for Suez Canal widening and deepening

18/05/21

Plans have been approved to widen and deepen the Suez Canal following the grounding of the Evergreen containership, Ever Given, back in March.

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Carriers impose surcharges as congestion on Europe's inland waterways builds

Carriers impose surcharges as congestion on Europe's inland waterways builds

18/05/21

Congestion through northern Europe’s inland waterways increased again this week, with delays into Rotterdam almost doubling to wait times exceeding five days.

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Return of blanked Asia-Europe sailings as carriers bid to get back on schedule

Return of blanked Asia-Europe sailings as carriers bid to get back on schedule

18/05/21

The spectre of blank sailings may be about to return to haunt shippers and forwarders on the Asia-Europe trades, as carrier begin to cancel departures in an effort to restore schedule reliability.

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Suez Canal Authority reduces damages claim against Ever Given owner

Suez Canal Authority reduces damages claim against Ever Given owner

11/05/21

The Suez Canal Authority’s (SCA) claim against Japanese shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha over the grounding of the Ever Given, and subsequent six-day blockage of the waterway, has been reduced by some 30%.

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