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TAPA warns of increased cargo thefts amid COVID-19

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) alerts manufacturers and logistics service providers to be prepared to protect their supply chains from a projected significant spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Port of Hamburg: Cargo throughput drops in Q1 2020

Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest universal port, saw seaborne cargo throughput in the first quarter of the year at 31.9 million tons, representing a 7.9% drop on 2019, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Indian container volumes may drop by 16% amid COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the major disruptions that has caused, container cargo volumes at Indian ports are estimated to drop by 16% in FY21. Namely, due to the lockdown, consumer demand has dropped significantly bringing negative impacts on the supply chain.

Hong Kong cargo volume declines by 5.8% amid COVID-19

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative impacts that has brought within the shipping industry, Port of Hong Kong reported a strong drop in its cargo handling volume by 5.8% year-on-year, from January until March 2020. 

Port of Antwerp marks volume increase amid COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown and the severe damage that has brought within the shipping industry, Port of Antwerp marked a 4% increase in its total freight volume in comparison with the same period last year. The second largest port in Europe, informed that the coronavirus impacts still remaining limited.

Cargo theft trends on global supply chains during 2019

The transport and logistic insurer TT Club along with the global provider BSI issued the “Cargo Theft Report 2020” highlighting the impact of cargo theft on the global supply chain, while giving its recommendations of how theft risks can be reduced.

Cargo care checklist: Nickel Ore, Grain, Coal

The North P&I Club launched three different checklists concerning the “care” of nickel ore, grain and coal, providing details to interested parties on how to deal with this kind of cargo.

Port of LA moved near-record cargo in 2019, amid trade war tension

The Port Executive Director Gene Seroka recently announced that the Port of Los Angeles moved near-record cargo in 2019 with a total of 9,337,632 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), just short of the second-best year in its 113-year history, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war.

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