Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdowns Ease

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply-chain congestion, according to a major shipping…

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply-chain congestion, according to a major shipping...

Port of Long Beach Continues Record-Setting Streak and Warns of Cargo Surge When China Reopens

The Port of Long Beach set another new single-month record in April as the port continues to clear marine terminals of cargo ahead an expected new wave of imports in…

The Port of Long Beach set another new single-month record in April as the port continues to clear marine terminals of cargo ahead an expected new wave of imports in...

Ad-Hoc Carriers and Retail Charters Hit By China Lockdowns

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The combination of Covid lockdown cargo delays in China and congestion at US east coast ports has prompted alliance carriers to announce blank sailings on…

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The combination of Covid lockdown cargo delays in China and congestion at US east coast ports has prompted alliance carriers to announce blank sailings on...

China Locks Down Part of Northern Hub for Coal Shipping

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The northern port of Qinhuangdao is the latest Chinese commodities hub to get hit by virus-related lockdowns. The city in Hebei province has locked down its…

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The northern port of Qinhuangdao is the latest Chinese commodities hub to get hit by virus-related lockdowns. The city in Hebei province has locked down its...

Global Supply Chain CrisisRound Two Could Be ‘Bigger Than Last Year’

By Brendan Murray, Ann Koh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) China’s stringent rules to curb Covid-19 are about to unleash another wave of summer chaos on supply chains between Asia, the…

By Brendan Murray, Ann Koh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) China’s stringent rules to curb Covid-19 are about to unleash another wave of summer chaos on supply chains between Asia, the...

WATCH An American Ship Get Locked Down In China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In November American Merchant Marine officer Madeleine Wolczko left her island home and took a Washington State Ferry to Seattle then caught a flight south to…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In November American Merchant Marine officer Madeleine Wolczko left her island home and took a Washington State Ferry to Seattle then caught a flight south to...

U.S. Ports Await Surge from China’s COVID Lockdowns

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The U.S. should brace for another surge in the supply-chain crisis as manufacturers in Asia reopen their factories from Covid-19 lockdowns, causing new delays at American…

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The U.S. should brace for another surge in the supply-chain crisis as manufacturers in Asia reopen their factories from Covid-19 lockdowns, causing new delays at American...

Brazilian Meat Exporters Face Hurdles Shipping Through Shanghai

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ABPA, a lobby group representing large pork and chicken processors like JBS SA and BRF SA, said on Wednesday its member companies are…

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ABPA, a lobby group representing large pork and chicken processors like JBS SA and BRF SA, said on Wednesday its member companies are...

Windward: 1 in 5 Containerships Globally Are Stuck Waiting Outside Congested Ports

The number of containerships waiting outside of congested ports has risen sharply in recent months, with 20% of all containerships trading globally now stuck in backups, according to maritime data…

The number of containerships waiting outside of congested ports has risen sharply in recent months, with 20% of all containerships trading globally now stuck in backups, according to maritime data...

China’s Economy Expands More Than Forecasted in Q1, But Risks to Outlook Abound

BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at a faster than expected clip in the first quarter, official data showed on Monday, expanding 4.8% year-on-year, but the risk of a sharp…

BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at a faster than expected clip in the first quarter, official data showed on Monday, expanding 4.8% year-on-year, but the risk of a sharp...