Qatari construction firm avoids ‘containergeddon’ with clever use of bulk carriers

A Qatari construction company faced with container shortages has opted to use bulk carriers to bring essential building materials from mainland China to complete an express mega construction project. The fragile materials were loaded into the holds of six bulk carriers in a novel way to reach Hamad...

https://splash247.com/qatari-construction-firm-avoids-containergeddon-with-clever-use-of-bulk-carriers/

Zim Kingston lost more than 100 boxes overboard, significantly more than first reported

Initial reports indicated that the boxship lost 40 containers overboard during stormy weather on October 22. That number has been revised upward to more than 100 boxes. The Canadian Coast Guard said on Wednesday that 109 containers were found by investigators to be missing. The number of missing...

https://splash247.com/zim-kingston-lost-more-than-100-boxes-overboard-significantly-more-than-first-reported/

San Pedro Bay ports to slap charges on carriers for containers that stay in terminals

In an attempt to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volumes, the San Pedro Bay, Calif., ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are to assess a surcharge to ocean carriers for import containers that remain too long on marine terminals.

Under the new policy, the ports will charge ocean carriers for each container that falls into one of two categories. In the case of containers scheduled to move by truck, ocean carriers will be charged for every container remaining—or “dwelling”—nine...

https://www.marinelog.com/inland-coastal/ports-terminals/san-pedro-bay-ports-to-slap-charges-on-carriers-for-containers-that-stay-on-terminals/

No lingering! Los Angeles and Long Beach to issue fines for containers that overstay their welcome

New regulations to try and get boxes moving out of America’s main maritime gateways are coming in thick and fast now that president Joe Biden along with California governor, Gavin Newsom, have trained their sights on the mountains of containers piling up at docks at Long Beach and Los Angeles. How...

https://splash247.com/no-lingering-los-angeles-and-long-beach-to-issue-fines-for-containers-that-overstay-their-welcome/

Fire on Zim Kingston under control, chemicals in overboard containers cause environmental concerns

According to Canadian Coast Guard spokesperson Mariah McCooey on Monday, the containers that were burning on the boxship “are now just sort of smouldering. There’s certainly no more open flames visible on the ship.” A statement from Zim notes that, “Firefighting tugboats continue to operate to...

https://splash247.com/fire-on-zim-kingston-under-control-chemicals-in-overboard-containers-cause-environmental-concerns/

City of Long Beach allows logistics companies to stack containers higher

Stacks of containers at a port, with trucks in the background.

The city of Long Beach on Friday issued an emergency order allowing businesses to temporarily increase how high they can stack ocean containers in their lots in an effort to reduce the massive gridlock gripping the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The rule change does not apply to terminals at the Port of Long Beach, which routinely stack containers up to five high. Many media reports over the weekend didn’t make a distinction between the port and inland zone, making it appear the port had...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/city-of-long-beach-allows-logistics-companies-to-stack-containers-higher

Exclusive: Congested Port of LA receiving empty containers from Gulf, Southeast

American Shipper is reporting another wrinkle facing the Port of Los Angeles as it tries to clear the massive congestion. Thousands of additional empty containers are en route to the Port of Los Angeles from East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.  

Over the last couple of weeks, up to 2,000 empty containers originating from the ports of Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; New Orleans and Houston were headed to the Port of Los Angeles to be loaded onto vessels. These containers were...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/exclusive-congested-port-of-la-receiving-empty-containers-from-gulf-southeast

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