South African port operations back to normal after eight days

South African state-owned port and  land transport logistics operator Transnet has said that operations at South African ports were now back to normal, with days after operations were brought to a virtual standstill as a result of a cyber-attack. “Transnet Port Terminals, in collaboration with the...

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Port Houston container terminals reopen after hardware failure

Two container terminals at the Port of Houston have reopened after a hardware failure had halted operations on Tuesday July 27th. Truck traffic and access to the port’s terminal operating system, N4, and its customer service portal, Lynx, were restored on Thursday. An update on Friday said that...

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State of emergency in Argentina after Parana River levels collapse

Argentina has called a state of emergency after historic low river levels forced Argentine grains ships to cut cargoes by 25%. The government of Argentina on Monday July 26th declared a 180-day “water emergency” for the Parana River. The river is at its lowest level in 77 years. The state of...

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Hardware fault shuts Port of Houston container terminals

Port of Houston’s two container terminals, Bayport and Barbours Cut, were shut at the beginning of the week because of a hardware failure. The Port said that the fault was not related to a cyber-attack. Executive director Roger Guenther said in a letter to customers and stakeholders that “yesterday...

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Vietnam port congestion growing as Covid-19 outbreak closes factories

Rapidly spreading Covid-19 infections in Vietnam that have forced the closure of factories, reduced customs manpower to clear air and ocean cargo, and increased congestion at the country’s top port Cat Lai, the Journal of Commerce has reported. “Ocean terminals, airports, operations, trucking,...

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Cargo alliance opposes requirement that all freight containers be certified “clean” of pests

The Cargo Integrity Group (CIG), an alliance of: Container Owners Association (COA) Global Shippers Forum (GSF) International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA International) TT Club World Shipping Council (WSC) has said that it was “opposed to a new global requirement that all freight containers and their cargoes must be certified clean as a condition for…

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