US importers pay millions in additional interest due to port congestion in US West Coast ports

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Billions of dollars worth of cargo waiting outside West Coast ports in 2021 racked up millions in interest due to port congestion Importers pay millions of dollars in interest to … Read more..

Seafarers need an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel

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Provide an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel for seafarers This is the call from Frank Coles who has started a petition to the President of the United States … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio get 20 months in prison for endangering safe navigation

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Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar and First Officer, Hitihanillage Subhoda Janendra Tilakaratna of the 203,000 DWT Capesize vessel Wakashio which hit a coral reef and sank off the coast of Mauritius … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio found guilty for oil spill in Mauritius – to be sentenced

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The BBC has reported that the Captain and First Officer of the Wakashio that ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius and sank, have been found guilty of endangering … Read more..

HMM completes Dream crossing of the Pacific in its first trial with Bio-fuel

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HMM, the world’s 8th largest container shipping line got one step closer to the IMO’s objective of a reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships by 2050. HMM Dream, a … Read more..

Data standardization and its benefits – Executive Insights with Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides useful insights and thoughtful analysis on what is happening in the maritime, shipping, freight, logistics, supply chain and … Read more..

Will Container Dwell Fee in Los Angeles and Long Beach be implemented?

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The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach announced on the 29th of November that the implementation of the much unwanted “Container Dwell Fee” will be further … Read more..

CMA CGM to incentivize early pick up of import containers at Los Angeles and Long Beach

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CMA CGM posted a net profit of $5.6bn for Q3 increasing its consolidated revenue by 89%, compared to 2020 on the back of incredible freight rates and the signing of … Read more..

Chinese black out on Maritime Data as Automatic Identification System data blocked

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China, home to 7 of the top 10 container ports in the world and of course the 2nd largest economy in the world, has decided to prevent public access to … Read more..

Container Dwell Fee postponed yet again at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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In what is seen as a possible improvement in the situation of full containers dwelling in the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, both ports have … Read more..

DCSA Publishes Complete Framework of Just-in-Time Standards for Main Port Call Activities

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Latest release of DCSA’s Just-in-Time Port Call Programme provides interface standards and API definitions for all 50 port call event timestamps. This might also be something that can assist with … Read more..

Port of Long Beach records 2nd busiest October amidst congestion

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Port of Long Beach, the 2nd busiest container port in the USA, second only to the other San Pedro Bay port of Los Angeles, recorded its 2nd busiest October in … Read more..

Refrigerators, toys and other debris from ZIM Kingston containers wash up ashore near Cape Scott

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No more containers have been found. That is the news from the Canadian Coast Guard about the maritime disaster surrounding the ZIM Kingston that lost an estimated 109 containers in … Read more..

ZIM Kingston fire update

Calm seas allowed firefighters to finally board the ZIM Kingston a 4253 TEU capacity container ship which has been on fire off the coast of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. … Read more..

Ocean carriers set to pay surcharges at Long Beach and Los Angeles for containers in terminal

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Ocean carriers who are usually the ones charging “surcharges”, may soon be paying a “surcharge” at the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for import containers … Read more..