News and Updates
- Operations on Halt Again at Durban Portcontainer operations at Durban are now put on halt due to a suspicious cyberattack against port operator Transnet.
- Typhoon In-Fa forces China to shut down ports in Shanghai & Yangshan areasAs a precautionary measure, Chinese maritime authorities shut down ports in Shanghai and neighboring Yangshan areas.
- Tropical Storm Elsa bashes parts of the Southeastern United StatesWeakened but resilient Tropical Storm Elsa has weakened to 40 mph as it made its way to Southern Carolina earlier on Thursday.
- Explosion aboard a containership at the port of Jebel Ali reportedA container ship anchored at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port caught fire on Wednesday, leading to a massive explosion illuminating the night sky.
- Shipment visibility is key to improving customer experienceInto the second year of the pandemic, heightened supply chain volatility, and gradual recovery, shippers are increasingly focusing on the need for supply chain visibility to maneuver through the unprecedented times. Believe it or not, supply chain visibility is directly proportional to customer experience and critical to your business’ revenue growth.
- Industry Experts Share Insights on “Weathering the Supply Chain Storm”By combining the insights of industry leaders and technology innovators, the session provides critical insights for supply chain stakeholders, from shippers to carriers and everyone in between.
- Maritime Logistics Network Delays Worsen as Rollover Rates RisePort data from across the world collected by project44 shows that the percentage of containers missing their scheduled sailing is still rising
- Maersk announces ME7 service enhancements from Kenya to EuropeMaersk’s enhancements to the ME7 service are done with an aim to improve predictability and flexibility to customers’ supply chains.
- CMA CGM announces the launch of an all-new Indian Ocean feederCMA CGM has announced a new Indian Ocean feeder service in addition to their existing Indian Ocean services – IOFEED 1 and IOFEED 2.
- Hapag-Lloyd updates schedule for Southeast India-Europe ExpressHapag-Lloyd has announced that there will be a void sailing position on July 19, 2021 departure Krishnapatnam, India on its IEX service.
- Maersk restructures its ocean network in West & Central AsiaMaersk will implement the West & Central Asia changes phasewise, thereby assuring that the total deployed capacity does not get affected.
- Hapag-Lloyd Expands West African Coverage with Acquisition of NileDutchHapag-Lloyd has expanded it’s coverage in the West African region now with the successful closure of the NileDutch acquisition process.
- Maersk Updates Far East Asia to North Europe AE55 and AE6 ServicesMaersk has decided on the AE55 service to omit Antwerp and to induce Le Havre for the next 6 voyages to improve performance.
- Antwerp Terminal Sets Cargo Rule due to Yard Density and Container DelaysPort of Antwerp European Terminal decided to implement a Yard Opening Time (YOT) scheme for all the containers delivered at Q1718 and Q1742.
- Operations Resume at Durban Port after Civil UnrestAfter a week of civil unrest, violence, and protest, reports state that operations have resumed, and the supply chain has not begun to move across countries.
- Saudi Global Ports to Ameliorate Container Terminals in DammanSaudi Global Ports has recently announced phase one of customizing and developing a program at the first and second terminals in King Abdulaziz Port Dammam.
Our guide to reduce costs
The clearance and delivery of sea freight shipments may be delayed due to various reasons. These delays result in containers sitting in the port or at the terminal or with the customer for a number of days depending on the type of delays.
These delays easily translate into unexpected and additional costs.