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Ports of LA and Long Beach busier this year and eyeing an early peak season

Container imports through the US west coast San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are booming – a trend that looks set to continue, with some peak season volumes from Asia expected to arrive earlier than usual this year.

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Panama Squeeze Eases

The Panama Canal Authority has opened up a few more daily transit slots as water levels gradually improve in the drought-stricken Gatun Lakes.

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THE Alliance goes large on the transpacific to reassure shippers

To reassure shippers that its transpacific coverage will remain strong, THE Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, HMM and Yang Ming) will reinstate two transpacific services after suspending the strings for almost half a year.

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January surge in volumes stretches capacity at Mexican ports

After tepid growth in 2023, Mexico’s container ports experienced a surge in traffic in January, and some concerns continuing growth will strain capacity.

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China splashes out on transport infrastructure to boost economic growth

China looks set to ramp up its investment in logistics infrastructure, following the Premier's announcement of what analysts called an “ambitious” economic growth target.

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Truckers Hail New FMC Rule on Overseas Container Fees

Regulation Will Impact Container Charges at Ports, Inland Rail Facilities.

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Shipping warned sanctions inflation is running ‘red hot’

The minefield shipping faces in avoiding dealing with sanctioned entities has become far more treacherous in recent years.

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Does GDP matter for shipping?

January column discussed AI, global warming, the geopolitical situation and the possibility of a financial crisis as likely or not to shape 2024. It triggered some feedback along the lines of a recession being more likely to have an impact on shipping in 2024. On purpose, there was no mention of the possibility of such a recession.

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2024 Canada Spring Thaw Regulations

The Ministère reminds users of heavy vehicles and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.

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CMA CGM to resume Red Sea transit on case-by-case basis

The ocean carrier said it will assess each vessel before transit to make a final decision and can’t provide shippers with anticipated routing choices.

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