Container lines are levying congestion surcharges for shipments through Yantian International Containers Terminals as the Shenzen complex slowly improves performance amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Vacating rail containers to the Pier S “surge” facility is allowing terminal operators in the Port of Long Beach to continue working ships despite excessive dwell times for those boxes.
Hapag-Lloyd is making extra efforts to ease the burden on New York and New Jersey drayage drivers handling an unprecedented number of empty containers that have accumulated in the port.
Singapore-based drayage technology provider Haulio has tied up with CMA CGM to handle coordination of port trucking in Thailand as it seeks to build a Southeast Asia-wide platform.
Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, outlines proposals to Congress to address what his members' consider unfair detention and demurrage, and how to ensure container lines honor their common carriage responsibilities.
With US imports accelerating as the peak shipping season approaches, two Chinese carriers with no previous presence in the Asia-US trades will begin to deploy vessels to the West Coast in the coming weeks.
In an already maxed-out trans-Pacific system, disruptions such as the Suez Canal blockage and now worsening congestion in Southern China will increasingly limit the ability of carriers to honor their minimum quantity commitments.
Container lines are adding more alternatives to shipping through congested Yantian Container International Termina, as analysts and forwarders warn of another surge in spot container rate levels.