Chinese officials are reporting that they have put the world’s first autonomous, electric container feeder ship into commercial service after a period of extensive trials. The vessel, which was developed through a broad collaboration of Chinese institutions is reported to be a demonstration ship that will provide significant learning for the future development of the technology.


The vessel, named …


 

Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Rail dwell time remains at average 3 days

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Rail dwell time decreased from 8 to 5 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time remains between 7 to 11 days
• Yard utilization reduced from 105% to 90%
• Rail dwell time remains at …


 

Carriers’ schedule reliability has improved by 4% in February 2022, reaching 34.4%. This marks the first significant month-on-month improvement since March 2020. February’s reliability is only slightly lower than performance a year ago which recorded reliability at 34.9%, Sea-Intelligence said.

The average delay for LATE vessel arrivals also improved month-over-month, decreasing by
-0.77 days to 7.11 days in February …


 

Executives at key ports along the southeast US are warning of a coming import surge — and subsequent vessel backlogs — this summer, driven by the ongoing volume shift away from the congested West Coast.

As importers move more Asian cargo toward them, ports in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast say the operational pressures are ratcheting up, with no end …


 

LA March import volumes up 17% from February and 29% from December

Fear of the supply chain crisis is fading. Transport stocks are crashing. Yet an enormous amount of cargo is still flooding into U.S. ports.

On April 12, the Port of Los Angeles reported better-than-expected volumes for March — it was the port’s best March ever, the fourth-best …


 

The Shanghai lockdown is delaying shipping schedules in South China and bringing down spot rates.

And now Guangzhou has become the latest port city to undergo mass Covid-testing, a frequent precursor to tough restrictions under China’s zero-Covid policy.

City-wide testing began on 9 April evening, along with travel restrictions on who can leave and enter the city.

A contact …


 

As of Sunday April 10th, there were 26,087 new daily infections reported in Shanghai, an all-time high. Residents have been locked down for weeks now, as the population struggles to get access to food and medical care. As a result, local Shanghai areas have been placed into one of three different classifications:

Locked-Down Areas: If any residential communities, villages, …


 

Montreal

  • Yard utilization remains high
  • Rail dwell time remains at average 3 days

Halifax

  • All terminals are operating normally
  • Rail dwell time increased from 6 to 8 days

Prince Rupert

  • Vessel berth wait time remains between 7 to 11 days
  • Yard utilization reduced from 116% to 105%
  • Rail dwell time remains at 7 days

Vancouver

  • Vessel berth wait time

 

Maersk said the Shanghai lockdown will severely hurt trucking services and increase transport costs, as China’s intensifying efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 further rattles global supply chains.

The Chinese coastal city, home to some of the world’s busiest sea and airports, began locking down half of the city on Monday and intends to do the same to …