June 5th – June 11th
Fresh Del Monte calls on ‘non-traditional ports’ to circumvent congestion
Fresh Del Monte has been able to circumvent the recent congestion facing West Coast ports by utilizing “non-traditional” ports that are not fully containerized, according to Francis McCawley, head of commercial at Network Shipping, Fresh Del Monte’s ocean logistics arm.
Boom times not over yet: US container ports still near highs
There may be doom and gloom about the future, but America’s ports are still posting historically high numbers for the recent past. The ports of Long Beach, California, and Charleston, South Carolina, just reported exceptionally strong throughputs for May.
Congress to toughen shipping regulation as Biden, companies cite economic pain
U.S. lawmakers are preparing to toughen oversight of international shipping companies as the White House and American importers and exporters say historically high freight transportation costs are hampering business and contributing to accelerating inflation.
De-mining Ukraine’s ports could take months while seafarers remain trapped
Removing sea mines near Ukraine’s key ports could take months, and hundreds of seafarers are still stranded in the region following Russia’s invasion of the country, according to the United Nations agency responsible for shipping safety.