Analysis: China's widening COVID curbs threaten global supply chain paralysis2022-04-13
SHANGHAI, April 13 (Reuters) - China's race to stop the spread of COVID-19 is clogging highways and ports, stranding workers and shutting countless factories - disruptions that are rippling throug..
Russian invasion propels price of ship fuel to historic high2022-03-07
The price of ship fuel was flirting with a new record even before Russia invaded Ukraine. Then war broke out, and the highs of the past were left far behind. Ship fuel costs have “gone parabolic,” sai..
China's power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods2021-10-14
JOE McDONALD and ZEN SOO AP Business WritersBEIJING -- Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets fo..
Higher Shipping Costs Are Here to Stay, Sparking Price Increases2021-04-12
Stubbornly high shipping expenses for businesses are getting sealed into contracts for the next 12 months, forcing companies to pass the extra costs on to consumers.The price for a container of goods ..
US imports: Container ship waits at LA-LB exceed 2014-2015 labor crisis levels2021-01-27
Eighteen more vessels are slated to call the port complex over the next three days, which is one more ship call than compared with the same period in 2020.The number of container ships waiting to b..
Outlook 2021: No relief in sight for LA-LB congestion problems2021-01-05
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex (pictured) handled record volumes of imports from Asia in August and October. Photo credit: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com.This story appears in the print editio..
China to Ease Shortage of Containers2020-12-07
[12/07/2020]China will increase the supply of containers and tighten monitoring of the shipping market to further stabilize the rising logistics costs in international trade, a government official sai..