Shipping containers in port at night

Container Congestion in Vietnam & China

Container terminals continue to see congestion due to COVID -19. A lockdown in Vietnam has led to a buildup of at least 100,000 teu at Cat Lai port in Ho Chi Minh City and in China newly enacted COVID restrictions are increasing congestion at ports in Ningbo and Shanghai, the world’s two largest ports. In Vietnam’s Cat Lai port, despite 2.000 container ...

Chittagong Port Containers

Bangladesh Facing Export Backlog

There’s a large volume of export cargo stuck off of the dock in Chittagong and many Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers are blaming their reliance on Maersk. Why is Maersk the target of the industry’s ire? As of July 18th, there is about 15,550 teu of export containers awaiting export and according to the shippers, 70% are waiting for Maersk. According t ...

Durban Port

Force Majeure Declared – Major Disruption at Durban Port

The company that oversees the operations of South African ports, Transnet, declared force majeure on July 12 and suspended terminal operations at both Durban and Richards Bay ports. The Transnet declaration of force majeure follows on similar declarations from mining giant Rio Tinto along with oil companies Shell and BP, and Natcor rail line, the freig ...

Container Shortage Cover

Container Shortage Worsens as Chinese Ports Need Empties

Container availability at southern Chinese ports continues to decrease as carriers skip calls due to Covid outbreaks in Guangzhou province. Recently we published a post about congestion at the port of Yantian and others caused by restrictions set due to the same outbreak, which has led to multiple container lines choosing to omit some ports from their ...

Thai Exports Recovery

Thailand Exports See Strong Recovery

Most economies around the globe have seen disappointing economic indicators over the past year, but with vaccines being rolled out as the world recovers from the pandemic; we are seeing more positive numbers. Thailand is one of the countries seeing early growth. A recovery in global demand has driven Thailand’s April exports jump to 13.09% from the same ...