The Dispatch - 05/01/22

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.

Chinese New Year threatens to further disrupt the global supply chain as smaller shippers in China suspend services for the holidays earlier than usual
The Chinese holiday falls on Feb. 1, a full 12 days earlier than in 2021. Shipping companies also have to factor in long quarantine times for their employees.

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.

A lot of boxes: 24,004 teu Ever Alot breaks records - Splash247
Container shipping has caught a glimpse of the first vessel to break through the 24,000 teu capacity threshold. The 24,004 teu Ever Alot has recently been floated out of CSSC-controlled Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard, the first of six megamaxes Evergreen has contracted with CSSC. “With an intake of 24,…

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.

LA’s empty-box charge could spark negative reaction from carriers - The Loadstar
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. Executive director Gene Seroka announced in mid-December that such a fee was under consideration and on 30 December, the port announced charges on long-dwelling…

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