YantianPort is set to resume full operations on 24 June over a month after measures to combat a Covid-19 outbreak sharply reduced capacity resulting in major delays to global container shipping ... Since from the Covid-19 outbreak at Yantian port area on 21 May, the daily operations of the port capacity had declined to 30% of the normal levels.
Hutchison PortsYantian reported that after proactive measures to control COVID-19 in the port area, the operational capacity of the terminals has steadily recovered ...Port officials said that they would continue to implement strict measures designed to control the spread of the virus ... This, however, has also led to delays at neighboring ports.
PortNOLA is currently in the process of a $100m expansion project at the NapoleonAvenue Container Terminal that will increase capacity to 1m teu. The port also is in the due diligence process for a $1.5bn multimodal container terminal with a 2m teu capacity to serve the largest container vessels calling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The status of South Africa’s port terminals was proving an obstacle to the country’s economic recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic, said South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders Vinpro on Wednesday ... In the long term, we would like to see effective investment in new equipment, as well as the renewal and expansion of our port.
According to the PortsMaster Plan, part of the urgent improvements include deepening of Durban's Maydon ... Ramaphosa said that these investments will completely transform the port, expanding its capacity for container handling from 2.9 million units to more than 11 million units.
"As long as there are supply chain disruptions and lower capacity, the demand for airfreight will remain high," Blicher said ...China's major container shipping port is expected to resume full capacity by the end of this month, said Chen Biao, board secretary of ShenzhenYantianPort, to ThePaper.cn, a Shanghai-based online media outlet.
The president of South Africa has taken heed of damning container port ranking study issued last month by the World Bank. With South African box ports ... Of 351 ports surveyed from around the world by the World Bank, in association with IHSMarkit, South Africa fared very poorly.
YantianPort is set to resume normal operations from midnight tonight after a month-long cut in productivity brought about by a Covid-19 outbreak ... “Currently, COVID-19 has been effectively under control in the port area, and the operation capacity of the terminals have steadily recovered.
The long-awaited project will allow trains with double-stacked shipping containers to pass through the tunnel, a key artery to and from the Port of Baltimore...Officials have sought double-stacking capacity for the tunnel, which would place it on par with competing East Coast ports, for decades, but negotiations frequently stalled.
When one of China’s busiest ports announced it wouldn’t accept new export containers in late-May because of a Covid-19 outbreak, it was supposed to be up and running again in a few days ... Even without the Suez blockage or port backlogs, the global transportation system would probably still be struggling with maxed-out capacity.
“We are talking about a loss of 25% carrying capacity.” He noted that this will slow down port logistics and create uncertainty related to timing of shipments, but he does not anticipate issues in ultimately fulfilling contractual obligations to shippers.
However, because of the pandemic, Flexport, dubbed by some the Uber of the shipping industry, has encountered disruptive and dramatic shipping industry challenges, such as freight capacity reduction, port congestion, increased shipping costs and a prolonged peak season.