The queue of container ships waiting to berth at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex grew to a record 60 vessels as the ports remain inundated with import volumes during peak shipping season.
The recurrence of the Delta mutant strain is a heavy blow to the shipping industry. Shipping costs have soared as container prices around the world continue to hit record highs. Port congestion continues to worsen around the world, and global supply chains are in crisis.
According to the Financial Times, there are now 22 ships waiting for berths in Los Angeles and Long Beach on the west coast of the US, with ships waiting at least 12 days to anchor and unload their cargo before being shipped to factories, warehouses and shops across the country.
Peel Ports Group, the owner of the Port of Liverpool, has announced the arrival of four new operational cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes opening up an additional 15 acres of yard capacity as part of the ￡400 million (US$550 million) Liverpool2 project.
On August 11, Ningbo city has reported a positive case of the Covid-19. In order to control the spread of the virus, the Meishan Port in Ningbo was closed at 3 am on Monday, leaving two days for the export containers to entry the port.
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