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Brazilian ports experience delay in soybean harvesting

During February, the Brazilian ports line-up indicates that soybeans shipments will reach around 8.5 million tons. However, the global leading marine insurer, Skuld informed that reaching such a volume won’t be easy, especially because the harvest in Brazil is delayed, bringing huge logistical challenges for trading companies.

Port of Antwerp concentrates focus on general cargo

The Churchill Dock, located in the middle of the Port of Antwerp, is set to become a fully-fledged ‘Breakbulk Dock’. In doing so, the port wants to show that breakbulk remains an absolute priority and that it aims to continue supporting this.

DP World to boost digital global trade

DP World recently launched a digital online logistics tools and services platform which covers sea, land and air shipping around the global. Through this initiative, the company goals to boost freight forwarders and any business to book cargo shipments from and to anywhere in the world.

Key threats that cause cargo claims

UK P&I Club recently published a guide concerning the controls and the key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. Specifically, the guide allows ship operators to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls, ensuring that the ship has a good risk profile.

Ports face the economic impacts of COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer started monitoring the current situation in world ports and trends compared to previous weeks. In fact, the first survey results were collected in week 15 of 2020, collecting information from 67 ports around the global.

Canadian Ports remain operational amid COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 oubtreak, all Canadian Port Authorities and Halifax Port Authority informed that remain operational and continue their cargo trade. Yet, the movement of containerized cargo ships has not been impacted by the pandemic.

Major US ports try to stay operational amid COVID-19 pandemic

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation bringing several disruptions and delays to the shipping industry, several ports in the US are struggling to remain operational. Among others, the Port of New York and New Jersey along with the South Carolina Ports keep continuing their operations.

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