Container congestion

Could the FMC action scare foreign container lines from calling at US port??:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/surcharge-scrutiny-rings-alarm-bells/

PS> Congestion at US ports does not make the incentive to serve US trade any greater.

OK, so you buy the story then, got it. :wink: wink wink, nod, nod…say no more!

Yes I believe you when you say:

In China they locked down and tested a whole city because of a few cases to avoid a major spread of the virus:
https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210808-authorities-in-china-s-wuhan-say-citywide-covid-19-testing-complete-after-case-surge

A bit of background to the story:

Time will tell if these things actually help or not

  1. Locking down an entire city
  2. Vaccine to nearly 100 percent of the population of Israel
  3. Shuddering the entire Ningbo port
  4. Covid Tests

Back to the subject:

Not only US but even European retailers are affected:

How to fix the problem??
No it is NOT by passing unilateral laws and blaming China.
Stop buying sh*t you don’t really need may help…

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Everybody “ganging up” on the container shipping lines:

While the shipping lines have to pay premium rates to charter ships:

New record AGAIN:

But here is another view of the situation:

But don’t worry, help is on the way:

More isn’t always better:

But maybe bigger is better??:

As shipping costs and congestions raise, so do Chinese export, especially to Europe:

It doesn’t help to add ships to the service as long as ports are congested and the shoreside facilities are unable to cope:

Part of the problem is at the receiving end of the supply chain:

Not not as rapid increase in boxes as earlier:
https://www.awotglobal.com/viewnews_7999.html

Maybe operating 24/7 will help??:

Too little too late maybe.

learn to make stuff then you dont need china

With pile ups on both ends and on shore in US no wonder it takes longer door to door:

When the big boys can’t cope smaller boys step in to fill the gap.
BBC NORWAY arriving at Liverpool on the direct service from Ningbo which is operated by DKT Allseas. At 1,497 TEU she is the largest of the five vessels to arrive at Liverpool to date.


Photo : Simon Smith (c)

But that doesn’t help on port congestion, unless smaller ports with less traffic is used at both ends.

It is all good for the shipping industry (for now):

Another article about retailers chartering ships to beat the shortage of containers, shipping slots, long transit time and port congestions:

Read also the comment below by Martyn Benson, which is what I have been wondering about as well:

Besides; even if the ships are equipped with cranes and spreaders for container handling, will they be allowed to use them in US ports, or will Unions find a way to block them??