Changes to Britain’s border rules this week which prevent European Union ID cards from being accepted as proof of identity could compound existing issues for freight entering the United Kingdom, a global road transport body said.
The busiest US container ports are moving up the global rankings amid record import volumes, but the deluge of cargoes continues to exceed capacity with growing ship queues on both the East and West Coasts.
Covid-19 restrictions remains a serious challenge for the global supply chain, which is still suffering port closures and congestions, while, at the same time, consumer demands are quickly outpacing any previously seen numbers. The result is skyrocketed shipping charges.
Resilient international demand for air cargo capacity in August versus a shortfall in supply pushed average global air cargo rates up 112% to their pre-Covid level, as a local lockdown in Vietnam and the closure of cargo handling terminals at Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a handful of new Covid cases demonstrated the fragility of supply chains.
Westport Holdings Berhad (Westports) saw its TEU volume increase by 11% in Q2 2021 despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, an achievement it partly attributed to its yard utilisation investment.
Polish container hub DCT Gdansk has been given the green light for a third deepwater terminal. It will reinforce its aspirations to attract ocean carriers and extend their traditional Le Havre-Hamburg range of North European port calls.
Major container ports across the U.S. have experienced record-setting cargo growth, and the Port of Virginia is no exception. Over the course of the fiscal year ending June 30, it set a new annual cargo record, moving 3.2 million TEU - including a record 280,000 TEU in June alone.