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Sourcing from Vietnam could shift as costs and restrictions rise, warn businesses

The sourcing shift to Vietnam will go into reverse if severe lockdown measures don’t end soon, business groups have warned.

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Pan-European air freight RFS volumes set to be ‘exceptionally high’ in Q4

Resumption of passenger flights and new EU rules on drivers working conditions add to pressures on air freight capacity, including road feeder services.

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Long Beach and Los Angeles ports extend hours of landside operations

Ports expand weekend and night time access for truckers to help ease congestion as they experience record volumes.

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Little relief in sight for container equipment shortages

The shortage of boxes that is plaguing shippers is not due to any underinvestment in the equipment fleet, but due to the extended time they are spending in transit, according to container shipping specialist Drewry.

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Port terminal capacity won’t keep pace with increasing volumes

According to Drewry, handling volumes will grow by an average of 5% a year between 2020 and 2025, whereas capacity will grow 2.5% a year, to reach 1.34bn teu.

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Port Houston and ship channel remain closed in Hurricane Nicholas’ aftermath

Storm drenches Texas coast, moving north toward Louisiana.

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Long Beach port offers drivers traffic alerts via text to fight congestion

The Truck Alert system aims to assuage some of fleets' and drivers' frustrations, resulting from months of congestion at Southern California ports.

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Shanghai Halts Some Port Operations and Flights on Typhoon

Shanghai has halted some container port operations and will cancel most flights Monday and Tuesday as Typhoon Chanthu approaches the city, which is China’s financial capital and a major shipping hub.

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Port of Calais completes major extension

€863m infrastructure upgrade aims to significantly facilitate the transit of freight and passenger traffic at the French Channel port.

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Port of New Orleans resumes container operations

Container vessel operations resumed nine days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana.

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