The latest industry news and BDP Happenings from across the globe.

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January 25, 2021 Ocean Freight BDP Newswatch

Shippers and forwarders mull legal bid against alliances to cap soaring rates

The European Commission has said it does not regard the huge container spot rate increases between Asia and Europe as sufficient justification to investigate carriers for an infringement of the Block Exemption Regulation (BER) for consortia.

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January 20, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Los Angeles-Bound Maersk Essen loses some 750 containers overboard

A Maersk operated containership en route to Los Angeles, California has reportedly lost some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean.

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January 19, 2021 Ocean Freight

Carriers suspend some bookings as CNY holiday sparks barge disruption

Shipping lines in Hong Kong have warned of disruption and added costs following the reduction of Pearl River Delta barge connections until after Chinese New Year (CNY) next month.

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January 15, 2021 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Congestion could clog California ports into February, Hapag-Lloyd warns

Hapag-Lloyd expects the current congestion at West Coast port facilities to continue into at least February, according to a recent update from the carrier.

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Carmen Gerace, CTO and Gene Welsh, Exec. Director - Ocean Freight January 11, 2021 Ocean Freight Covid-19 BDP Newswatch

A new year, but shippers struggling with the same West Coast challenges

Carmen Gerace, Chief Transportation Officer, and Gene Welsh, Executive Director - Ocean Transport, share the latest updates and insight regarding the West Coast port situation including labor challenges, import cycles, an uptick in increased dwell time, and the severe shortage of chassis, among other issues.

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