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By Douglas K at 12:10PM ET | October 14, 2021
The capacity along the Asia to Europe and Mediterranean route has been increasing,which has been the case for every major trade lane over the past few months. The capacity has been growing despite supply chain delays and port congestion at major East Asian and European ports. Using BlueWater Reporting’s Capacity Report , the above chart details the growth in capacity to North Europe and the Mediterranean from Asia since the last week of June 2021 ...
By Douglas K at 04:09PM ET | September 30, 2021
Capacity has been steadilyincreasing from Europe and the Mediterranean to North America over 2021. The demand for goods in North America was rising greatly, even prior to the current peak season which has exacerbated the growth in capacity further. Ports along the West Coast have been struggling with congestion issues caused by the increased demand ...
By Douglas K at 04:09PM ET | September 23, 2021
The capacity to South America from Asia, the region’s largest trading partner, has dipped slightly recently. The changes vary when looking at the East Coast and West Coast of the continent. Maersk Line is the largest carrier in the world, and that is also the case along the Asia to South America trade route ...
By Douglas K at 03:09PM ET | September 16, 2021
Capacity from Asia to North America has continued to grow during the past few months, to both the West Coast and East/Gulf Coast. However, issues have continued to disrupt the supply chain, including port and terminal closures for various reasons. Two of the busiest ports in China, Yantian and Ningbo, both suffered closures and delays due to COVID-19 outbreaks, specifically at the Meishan terminal in Ningbo, which closed for two weeks after a single coronavirus case from a terminal worker was found on August 11th ...
By Douglas K at 04:09PM ET | September 9, 2021
Asia is by far the largest trading partner with the Oceania region. Recent trade statistics from both Australia and New Zealand show the reliance on East Asian trade, especially from China. Australian imports from East Asia accounted for 53 ...
By Douglas K at 04:09PM ET | September 2, 2021
The Asia to Europe and Mediterranean capacity has risen over the past few months, especially since container shipping peak season began. The peak season has further increased the already high demand for consumer goods across the world in order to meet the needs for holiday shoppers. The arrival of the peak season has also continued the increase in container spot rates, especially from Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean ...
By Douglas K at 03:08PM ET | August 26, 2021
Since the end of March, capacity figures from North Europe and the Mediterranean to North America has increased. Total container volumes along the major ports of the East Coast of North America have also increased throughout 2021. The largest port on the East Coast, New York/New Jersey, achieved record year and July monthly volumes ...
By Douglas K at 03:08PM ET | August 19, 2021
Asia is the largest trading partner with South America, on both East and West Coasts of the continent. So far in 2021, the capacity from Asia has remained relatively stagnant as compared to other major global trade routes, like transpacific, which havebeen increasingcontainer capacity over the course the year as economies across the world have recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. The above chart, built using BlueWater Reporting’s Capacity Report , shows the capacity of major trade routes to the East and West Coasts of South America, in terms of estimated weekly allocated TEUs ...
By Douglas K at 03:08PM ET | August 12, 2021
Ningbo is the world’s busiest port in total cargo, and the third largest in container throughput. This week, a single worker in the Meishan container Terminal in Ningbo tested positive for the delta variant of the coronavirus. Due to China’s zero-tolerance policy in containing the spread of the virus, the terminal has suspended operations indefinitely ...
By Douglas K at 03:08PM ET | August 5, 2021
The situation of port congestion has been an issue for ports around the world for the past several weeks, especially along the West Coast of North America. The surge in ecommerce boosted exports from Asia which caused the initial backlog. The arrival of the traditional peak season only ramps up the current situation ...