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New Vado Express Service between Asia and Northern Italy

New Vado Express feeder service to connect Port Said East and Vado Gateway, at the Port of Genoa

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The new Vado Express feeder service will connect Port Said East, located on the Suez Canal where it meets the Mediterranean Sea, and Vado Gateway, at the Port of Genoa, one of the most significant and busiest ports in Italy. The new service will reduce transit times and alleviate congestion while offering higher flexibility in current challenging times.

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Container shipping lines smash profits of Big Tech

Profits smash those of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google
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Shipping liners are now earning more than some of the best-known household names in Big Tech. The industry has seen one of the biggest uptakes in net financial performance in recent years. 

Source:  Splash 24/7

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Maersk’s market update

Maerk's market update: congestion to continue and huge peak for air freight at year end

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Maersk predicts continued port congestion into Q4 and that the year-end air freight demand will be ‘one of the strongest peaks ever’. After one of the most challenging years ever for the supply chain, the year end will see a race to the finish with continued problems during peak season.

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Freight rates rise

Freight rates continue rising

Freight rates continue rising
Freight rates rise

Freight rates continue rising. The supply chain faces challenges on maritime routes to meet  demand for cargo and raw materials. The challenges include container shortages and delayed shipments.  The delays at Yantian port have caused problems for global trade. 

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Shipping lines can’t cope with booming perishables trade

According to shipping consultancy group Drewry, shipping lines are “far from coping” with the seasonal demands of perishables.

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Reefer container freight rates are soaring, but shipping lines still can’t cope with the seasonal demands of perishables, according to shipping consultancy group Drewry.

With a big uptick in seasonal cargo demand together with rising bunker charges,  a weighted average of rates across the top 15 “reefer-intensive” tradelanes jumped 26% in the first quarter, reported Drewry.

Tight container supply is adding to the problem and despite record reefer production levels, container shortages are expected to continue beyond 2021. 

For customers, this presents a very challenging scenario. 

Source: The Loadstar

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SeaCube Containers CEO on global shipping and the food supply chain

SeaCube Container's CEO Robert Sapphio talks ocean shipping and the impact of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain

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Robert Sapphio, CEO of SeaCube Containers discusses ocean shipping and the repurcussions of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain with Food Logistics magazine. 

Source: Food Logistics

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SOHAR Port & Freezone expansion paves way for world’s mega ships

Sohar Port & Freezone expansion paves way for world's mega ships

If the proposed expansion of the Sohar Port & Freezone goes ahead, it will establish the country’s status as a supply chain and logistics hub, by enabling it to welcome the world’s largest vessels in port, according to Hutchison Ports.

The proposal will form a key part of the Omar Vision 2040 and in conversation with Port Technology International, a spokesperson for Hutchison Ports Sohar said that the expansion is part of a wider strategy to place Oman on the map as home to some of the world’s most important international ports.

As well as creating local jobs and hopefully attracting foreign investment, the proposal will see the port capable of welcoming the world’s largest shipping lines with fleets of 23,000 TEU vessels. 

Source: Port Technology International

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