In an update to customers, the Danish shipping giant expresses concern that Covid-19 infection could cause problems at the world's third-busiest port, Ningbo in China. Several major ports around the world are now running in a state of "critical" operation.
The world's largest coal port, the Port of Newcastle in Australia, will exclusively be powered by renewable energy by 2040. The harbor reportedly sees no other choice but to decarbonize the entire business.
US port authorities and ocean carriers, dealing with record import volumes, need to ensure that exports aren't hindered amid the unprecedented supply-chain logjams that aren't showing clear signs of dissipating, President Joe Biden's port envoy said.
The port authorities in Los Angeles and Long Beach intend to impose a dwell fee on empty containers in the terminals, which will take effect alongside an already announced fee for delayed containers, which has yet to come into force.
Shippers' patience is going to be tested throughout 2022. Neither Sea-Intelligence nor Xeneta predict a significant improvement of container carriers' ability to arrive on time in the new year, they inform ShippingWatch.
Conflicts between US port workers and terminals have created serious problems for container lines before. The two parties will meet at the negotiating table again in 2022, and this time a labor conflict could make "a catastrophic situation even worse."
Maersk's port company uses an IT system that has just been shut down by a cyberattack. The developer of the system warns that it could take weeks for everything to be back online. However, it will reportedly not impact customers.
On Monday, 85 container vessels were waiting outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, according to VesselsValue – a reduction of two from ten days ago. However, fewer containers are waiting in terminals.
There are no signs of improvement for the queues of container vessels waiting off the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, says container analyst Lars Jensen. The vessels are now waiting further out to sea.