Serious congestion! 500000 standard box waiting for port!


Global port congestion is becoming more and more obvious, with serious congestion in Singapore, Durban, Dammam, Chittagong, Colombo, Jebel Ali and other ports.

Severe weather, geological disasters, political factors, ship failures, labor shortages, inadequate infrastructure, and global supply chain strains. These factors are intertwined and together contribute to the current congestion situation in ports around the world.

The peak season effect comes early, and congestion is expected to intensify further during the peak season. In response to congestion, some shipping companies have chosen to jump the port and stop the affiliation, forcing freight rates to rise.


Port of Singapore

Container congestion at the Port of Singapore has reached an unprecedented critical level, according to a new report from Linerlytica.

At present, the number of containers in the port of Singapore is constantly piling up, and the congestion is very serious. A large number of ships queued outside the harbor for berthing, and the backlog of containers exceeded a staggering 450,000 TEUs. The analysis company estimates that the waiting time for these ships can be as long as seven days.


This severe congestion has forced some shipping companies to cancel their scheduled calls at the Port of Singapore, which has undoubtedly increased the pressure on ships to reach the port. These ships will have to face the challenge of handling additional container volumes, further exacerbating supply chain tensions.

Conflicts in the Red Sea region have had a profound impact on the global shipping industry, resulting in major changes to ship navigation plans, which in turn have affected the Port of Singapore.


Port of Durban


The Durban port congestion is rooted in extreme weather and faulty Transnet equipment at the port operator, which has left more than 90 ships waiting outside the port.

Congestion expected to continue for monthsDue to the lack of equipment maintenance and available equipment, the shipping giant imposed a congestion surcharge on South African importers, further adding to the economic pressure.


Jebel Ali Port


Jebel Ali Port, due to the tension in the Red Sea region, forced ships on major routes such as Asia and Europe to choose to bypass the Cape of Good Hope, which increased the transportation pressure of Jebel Ali Port.

The delay in Jebel Ali port is 3-4 days, and the waiting time from arrival to berthing can be as long as seven days, which aggravates the congestion in the port.

Due to the increase in the number of ships, the density of the yards at each terminal is at a high level, which not only affects the efficiency of the operation, but also aggravates the delay of the transfer between the terminals.

Jebel Ali, one of the largest and busiest ports in the Middle East, is also experiencing an increase in transshipment volume, especially in the context of the Red Sea crisis and global supply chain tensions, which are further exacerbating congestion at the port.


Port of Colombo


The port of Colombo, which has a backlog of 50000 TEUs due to labor shortages and reduced efficiency, has led to delays and higher rates, causing chaos in the transshipment of goods at an important transit port in South Asia.

Due to congestion and delays, freight rates in Colombo have doubled, and shippers need to book a box eight weeks in advance.

Congestion at the Port of Colombo is affecting not only itself, but also its neighbors, India and Bangladesh.

In fact, since November last year, conflicts in the Red Sea have had a profound impact on the global shipping industry. The forced overhaul of ship navigation plans has not only affected major ports in Asia and Europe, but has also put unprecedented pressure on global supply chains.

As the conflict continues,It is expected that the shipping industry will face more challenges and uncertainties in the future.

Affected by the Red Sea crisis, the peak season in the third quarter came early, and the peak season effect is expected to continue. At present, there is not only a shortage of ships on the market, but also a shortage of containers.

In addition, due to the detour of ships, the demand for ports in the Western Mediterranean and other places has increased, leading to increased port congestion, including some major Asian ports, which will also affect the efficiency of ship use.

With the arrival of the peak season, congestion at these terminals is likely to increase further, further exacerbating the tight supply and demand situation for ships and containers.


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