Reminder that Lunar New Year is coming earlier than normal this year, China shuts down February 1st.
The potential disruption this year is exacerbated by two factors: This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 1, 2022 — a full 12 days earlier than in 2021. And, as Bloomberg reported in November, China's Covid-zero policy has sailors anticipating longer than usual quarantine periods before they can make their way back on land.
A lot of boxes: 24,004 teu Ever Alot breaks records - Splash247
“With an intake of 24,004 teu, the six conventionally-powered sisters will be the world’s largest container ships in terms of nominal box intake and the first to break the ‘magic’ 24,000 teu barrier,” Alphaliner pointed out in its most recent weekly report.
LA's empty-box charge could spark negative reaction from carriers.
US hauliers fear an empty-container dwell charge at the port of Los Angeles will see shipping lines delay the return of boxes to the port.