Port of Long Beach to offer traffic alerts with a new texting service. The ‘Truck Alert’ program is aimed at reducing delays, improve cargo movement. The port has been in the news recently due to high levels of port congestion. Apart from the increased demand in goods, the delays are also attributed to the constrained landside operations due to shortage of chassis and also ineffective utilisation of truck booking windows.
The weight of COVID-19 saw supply chains buckle, as stakeholders had little visibility into end-to-end logistics operations. Last summer, an unexpected surge in consumption levels caught container lines by surprise, … Read more here..
Rostock, March 23, 2021 — With shipping rates at historic highs, ocean shipment data collected by ocean freight intelligence company Ocean Insights (a project44 company) spotlights ongoing shipment delays at … Read more here..
Port Congestion is one of the dreaded words in the dictionary for ship owners, ship operators, ports and customers alike.. It is a situation has several causes and consequences and has a big impact on the supply chain as a whole..
This article unpacks what is port congestion, the causes for port congestion and who is affected..
International trade continues to experience growing pains related to demurrage and detention charges.
Unfortunately, global transport interpretations result in an assumption that these terms are interchangeable.
Depending on the origin and destination, they have different meanings, especially in the U.S. In fact, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) took the exuberant step to eliminate confusion and streamline port management.
While beneficial, the new interpretive rule still leaves room for error, notes FleetOwner, lacking the force of legally bound duties.
To avoid an assumption of decreased demurrage and detention fees and keep ocean freight spend under control, shippers need to understand their real impacts and how these fees amount to significant issues in the global supply chain.
Are demurrage and detention charges justified..??
No this is not my question..!!
This is a question that has arisen on the back of rising demurrage and detention charges incurred due to port and terminal congestion at key USA gateways such as Los-Angeles/Long Beach on the West Coast and New York-New Jersey on the East Coast..
Are demurrage and detention charges paid by the shippers to the ports, terminal and shipping lines justified especially in light of the port congestion..??