Fog at Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao Ports Causes Vessel Delays

Source: APL It has been reported that terminals in Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao have been affected for several weeks by heavy winds and intense fog, causing disruptions to port operations and vessel services. Port operations at Wai Gao Qiao and Yangshan terminals in Shanghai are being delayed by at least 3 days and 1.5 days…

Severe Congestion at the Port of Ningbo

It has been reported that the Port of Ningbo is currently experiencing severe congestion which has impacted vessel arrivals and departures at the port. Over the weekend COSCO had to postpone, for up to 72 hours, and then subsequently cancel the scheduled berthing of vessel CSCL AFRICA 028N, which had an original ETD of February…

COSCO Diverts Vessel from Prince Rupert to Vancouver

Source: COSCO Due to a number of factors including severe winter weather, derailments, lack of sufficient railcars and higher shipping volumes prior to Chinese New Year, the Port of Prince Rupert is currently experiencing severe congestion which has resulted in a backlog of import containers and higher than usual dwell times. In order to alleviate…

Chittagong Port Limits Vessel Berthing Time to Reduce Congestion

Source: JoC The Chittagong Port Authority has instituted strict limits on how long a ship may remain in port, aiming at quicker loading and unloading of containers to reduce acute congestion and improve productivity. This forces some vessels to leave the port even if some containers booked for that sailing have not yet been loaded….