Editorial: The Knock-On Effects

Chennai, 25 August: From Shanghai to Hong Kong to Xiamen, ships are in long queues to unload – and the diversions from Ningbo will be making this worse. The US west coast is also seeing bad congestion, with many ships anchored in California’s San Pedro Bay, awaiting access to the …

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Seafarers Covid Relief Fund Hits Us$1 Million Target

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) has reached its goal of raising US$1 million to provide vital relief for seafarers and their families affected by COVID. The target was reached thanks to a substantial donation from NYK Line, plus many other personal and corporate donors, …

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Editorial: Skyrocketing Shipping Rates

Chennai, 18 Aug 2021: Increasing shipping container supply is tricky while the factories that manufacture them – and their suppliers– are affected by widespread lockdowns. Shipping companies are anyway reluctant to order more containers, given that that the problem isn’t so much with supply — it’s more that the world’s …

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