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South China’s port congestion is getting worse, with the delays that began at Yantian (YICT) now spilling over to nearby Shekou and Nansha and the situation may continue to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen, where Yantian and Shekou ports are located, and in Guangzhou, where Nansha port is located. […]
The major port of Yantian in Shenzhen, South China, which handled 13 million teu last year, temporarily suspend operations following congestion and Coronavirus outbreak.  Consequently, all operations in the western area of YICT remain suspended until further notice. – From 00:00 on May 25th to 23:59 on May 30th, export laden containers are not accepted […]
A Bumpy Ride Ahead for U.S. Importers with Ongoing Container Crisis | Red Arrow Logistics
As the year progresses, it appears that the global container constraints will most likely not end anytime soon. With container capacity continuing to be limited and an imbalance in trade on some routes, U.S. importers should prepare for a difficult month or two ahead. Many U.S. importers are having a very difficult time booking current […]
Shippers Look to Air Cargo as an Alternative to Ocean Freight | Red Arrow Logistics
For several months, the industry has been talking about the increased demand for imports, tightening capacity for container shipping, and driving up the cost to ship via ocean containers. In addition, the backlog in receiving goods at certain U.S. ports has meant disruption along the supply chain. The surge in imports is far from over, […]
A Possible Solution to the U.S Port Congestion Issue | Red Arrow Logistics
Global trade was at an all-time high in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic meant more consumers were spending money on online purchases as they were home more.  Usually, demand falls drastically around Chinese New Year, however this year, that has not occurred. Ongoing travel restrictions have meant that air freight has been tight, leaving more […]
Climate change is a global issue that affects the shipping and transportation industry. The shipping industry is faced with a daunting challenge: to be able to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) emissions reduction by at least 50% by 2050.  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the industry would have a significant impact on […]
Impacts of the Shipping Container Shortage for Transpacific Eastbound | Red Arrow Logistics
As predicted, the outlook for the container shipping market remains strong for 2021. Indications are showing that there might not be relief anytime soon in terms of capacity restrictions. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, increase in e-commerce trade, and high spot rates mean there is a strong outlook for container shipping and that the shortage of […]
Do You Need Cargo Insurance Every Time You Ship? | Red Arrow Logistics
Businesses today need to operate in an increasingly complex global supply chain, with buyers and suppliers all over the world. Freight moves through many different locations and hands, thereby increasing the risk in shipping.  External factors such as weather and traffic also come into play. The longer the cargo is exposed to risk, the more […]
When compared to other methods of transportation, marine shipping is one of the most energy-efficient ways to move cargo. That is not to say, however, that marine shipping does not produce its share of pollution.  In fact, the drastic increase in container shipping in the latter half of 2020 has meant the use of dirty […]