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6 01, 2022

Suez Canal Collects Record Annual Revenue in 2021

2022-01-06T10:43:57+02:00January 6th, 2022|

The Suez Canal Authority reported record annual revenue of $6.3 billion in 2021 despite headwinds from COVID-19 and the grounding of the Ever Given, which shut the waterway for six days back in March 2021. The waterway also recorded its largest-ever annual net tonnage of 1.27 billion tons, for an [...]

5 01, 2022

Ningbo lockdown measures increased

2022-01-05T10:37:37+02:00January 5th, 2022|

State media in China is insisting that volumes at the world’s largest port have not dropped, even as lockdown measures across the city of Ningbo increase. An outbreak of Covid-19 at a clothing factory in the city’s Beilun district over the weekend sparked local lockdowns and mass testing, and has [...]

4 01, 2022

Indonesia Halts Coal Exports To Secure Domestic Power Supply

2022-01-04T10:06:33+02:00January 4th, 2022|

Indonesia, one of the world’s top exporters of thermal coal, is pausing exports of the fuel in January to secure dwindling supplies for domestic power plants. The monthlong halt is needed to prevent shutdowns at about 20 power plants in Java, Madura, Bali and other regions, the energy and mineral [...]

31 12, 2021

Recap of 2021 – The Supply Chain Story

2021-12-31T10:50:16+02:00December 31st, 2021|

Anecdotally, in the last weeks of 2021, the supply chain problems, encompassing a huge swath of issues, may be getting better. Containers seem to be moving out of port-side facilities more quickly, ie “dwell time” has been reduced. An important question is whether the increased attention from Washington, D.C. has [...]

30 12, 2021

Flight Attendant Union Calls Out Key Components to New CDC Guidelines

2021-12-30T12:59:42+02:00December 30th, 2021|

Asymptomatic and Mask Wearing Following the CDC updated recommended isolation and quarantine period, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: "We said we wanted to hear from medical professionals on the best guidance for quarantine, not from corporate America advocating for a shortened period due to [...]

29 12, 2021

European Union Weighs Sweeping New Powers to Maintain Supplies During Crises

2021-12-29T10:08:26+02:00December 29th, 2021|

The European Union is weighing a broad set of new powers, including possible export controls, that would give it the ability to protect the bloc’s supply chain during periods of crisis. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will unveil the proposal as soon as the spring, according to an [...]

28 12, 2021

South East Asia : Philippines, Thailand poised for faster growth in 2022: survey

2021-12-28T10:06:37+02:00December 28th, 2021|

Economists have upgraded growth forecasts for major Southeast Asian countries in 2022, driven by election-related spending in the Philippines and the reopening of Thailand's tourism industry. But the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow on full-fledged economic expansion, weighing on Malaysia's growth forecast. Prospects of interest rate hikes in [...]

27 12, 2021

Port of Long Beach Receives $52 Million MARAD Grant for Rail Project

2021-12-27T11:18:01+02:00December 27th, 2021|

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded a $52.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration to help fund development of the port’s “Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility” helping to boost on-dock rail capacity at shipping terminals. The planned $870 million project is the centerpiece [...]

24 12, 2021

French Logistics Group Bollore Is in Talks to Sell African Logistics Assets for $6.4 Billion

2021-12-23T11:50:54+02:00December 24th, 2021|

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s second-biggest container line, offered to buy the African transport and logistics business of Bollore SA for 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt. Geneva-based MSC has been granted exclusivity until March 31 to put forward a formal bid, Bollore, the Paris-based group founded by [...]

23 12, 2021

Omicron Starts Hitting Near-Term Cruise Bookings

2021-12-23T11:47:57+02:00December 23rd, 2021|

Carnival Corp said on Monday Omicron has hurt near-term bookings, but demand for cruises late next year and 2023 suggest that the impact from new coronavirus variants could be shortlived. Shares of the company fell marginally after the cruise operator also missed fourth-quarter revenue estimates as people avoided cruises due [...]

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