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Increasing domestic box ship fleet could reduce costs for Vietnam’s shippers

The expansion of Vietnam’s container shipping fleet, and the incentives for that, could generate benefits for shippers through reduced transport costs.

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Carrier anger at plan to revise terminal access charges in Australia

Proposed changes to terminal access charges in Australia have met with stinging criticism from shipping interests who condemned it as “a truly awful policy”.

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Several days needed before full impact of La Fontaine tunnel half-closure emerges

Quebec’s entire supply chain will be severely tested by the partial closure of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel.

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Port Houston will move forward with a container dwell fee in December

In addition to a $45 per day fee for aging containers, the port is also considering an excessive dwell fee to help reduce congestion.

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Hong Kong issues No 8 typhoon warning signal as storm Nalgae nears

- Classes, ferry services suspended, but key financial summit will still proceed. - Observatory says No 8 alert will remain in force before 6pm.

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Euro ports brace for more throughput declines as carriers blank more sailings

The top North European container hub ports are seeing a considerable reduction in alliance calls from Asia, and so are bracing for a significant drop in throughput in the final quarter.

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Frustrated shippers caught in Canadian rail congestion call for help

Predictions that congestion at rail yards in Canada’s interior would ease this month and next are not playing out so far, prompting frustrated importers to ask for government intervention.

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Port congestion easing but still above average

Deepsea cargo vessels ‘at port’ so far this month represent 30.6% of capacity, according to port congestion indices compiled by Clarkson Research.

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Chinese cities tighten curbs against widening COVID outbreaks

Chinese cities from Wuhan in central China to Xining in the northwest are doubling down on COVID-19 curbs, sealing up buildings, locking down districts and throwing millions into distress in a scramble to halt widening outbreaks.

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Brexit has resulted in a ‘significant decline’ in trade flows with the EU

Brexit has caused UK-EU trade flows to fall by 16%, while EU-UK trade has dropped 20%, according to a report today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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