Hapag-Lloyd advierte que el Terminal de Dalian en China no aceptará cargas reefer hasta nuevo aviso

Hapag-Lloyd informó que con efecto inmediato el Terminal de Dalian en China dejó de aceptar cargas reefer, independientemente de su mercancía, puesto que los plugs para reefer han sido utilizados por completo.

La naviera había advertido anteriormente que los envíos reefer hacia Dalian requerirían más tiempo para completar la inspección Covid-19 y el proceso de despacho de carga, generando un retraso en las operaciones de los buques frigoríficos en el puerto.

La instrucción de suspender la aceptación de las cargas durará hasta nuevo aviso. En tanto, los envíos se desviarán a puertos alternativos como Qingdao, Tianjin y otros puertos de China o a la bodega de Busan, en Corea del Sur.


GA declarations retreat as clients await boxes from Maersk Elba and ONE Apus

MSC has advised its customers it had taken an “exceptional decision”: to cover the costs of repairs, following a fire onboard the 13,492 teu Maersk Elba at the end of December, in order to avoid General Average.
The carrier said it wanted “to avoid additional costs or delays” for its customers.
The 2011-built vessel, deployed on Maersk’s AE1 + TP1 and MSC’s Shogun + Pearl Asia-North Europe and transpacific loop within the …

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Global Shipping Prices Continue To Rise Impacting Supply Chains

As the new year gets underway, sky-high global shipping prices are continuing to rise, impacting cross-border fruit and vegetable supply chains, says an article published in Produce Report.

Critical Global Shortage

At present, the critical global shortage of refrigerated containers is ongoing, leading to issues with overbooking of cargo, containers being rejected and ships being redirected to alternative ports, a situation that remains unresolved. Meanwhile, offshore exchange rates of the Chinese...


ONE website established for APUS cargo owners’ information

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has set up a website for cargo owners that had freight on board the ONE Apus, which lost around 1,800 containers in a severe storm on the night of the 30 November to the 1 December.

The Singapore-based carrier has said that up to 13 January some 277 containers had been discharged from the vessel, which is now moored at Kobe Port in Japan and inspections for both cargo and container integrity will take place as the containers are unloaded.

Freight owners can get further...


Charterers still in the driving seat, making carriers offers they can’t refuse

The absence of open containerships on the charter market has resulted in carriers being forced to conclude fixtures months into the future.
Moreover, the duration of time-charters has lengthened considerably, it is becoming increasingly common to see terms agreed for 24 or 36 months as carriers gamble on a long bull-run for the liner industry.
For example, OOCL has just concluded a 36-month extension of the 8,533 teu Seamax Stratford at $38,500 …

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Hapag-Lloyd raises North America rates

Hapag-Lloyd will introduce two new general rates increases (GRI) in the North American market from mid-February.

The German line will increase rates for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers from the US and Canada to the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Subcontinent by US$50/TEU and US$100/FEU.

In addition, Hapag-Lloyd will implement a new GRI of US$960/TEU for all container types and US$1,200/FEU for all container types in the eastbound trade from East...


FMC considers pandemic lessons as US port congestion set to continue

On 8 January there were some 35 ships at anchor awaiting a berth at either Los Angeles or Long Beach ports according to Container News sources, with the backlog of freight expected to continue to build through to next month.

Stunted rail operations, lack of chassis availability and a shortage of staff across the logistics landscape, mainly due to the spread of Covid-19 throughout the United States, has led to massive delays in shifting import cargo on to its destination and empty containers and...


New Challenges For Shippers In 2021

Scheduling ‘slidings’, ad-hoc port omissions and short-notice network structural changes are replacing blankings as the new challenges for shippers in 2021, says an article published in the loadstar.

Maersk and MSC latest Advisory

The latest advisory on “service adjustments” comes from 2M partners Maersk and MSC, relating to the transpacific tradelane.

MSC said it had decided to make some“additional structural changes” on its transpacific network until further notice.

And Maersk said: “Due to...


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