Vessel Carriers Wary of West Coast Container Dwell Fee Enforcement

Maersk announced recently that it expects the long-delayed container dwell fees at the Port of Long Beach to take effect soon. The vessel line indicated that the chance for fee activation increased this month. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have threatened compounding container dwell fees since October. Splash 247 reports more.

Peak Season to Arrive Early for 2022

U.S. ports expect an earlier than usual shipping peak season as retailers attempt to navigate congestion and delays ahead of time for holiday inventories. The Wall Street Journal reports that many expect to start seeing peak season numbers by the end of June.

Shanghai Shutdown Affects Manufacturing

China’s weeks-long shutdown of its largest city has affected manufacturing capabilities elsewhere. Toyota announced that it would enact rolling work stoppages at various Japan-based plants in response to Shanghai’s shutdown and the ensuing supply chain disruptions. Supply Chain Dive reports more.

Shanghai Eases Lockdown, Spot Rates Rise

China is on the verge of reopening its largest city. The ensuing ramp up of supply chain and port operations could send a wave of containers that may again overwhelm ports worldwide. The Loadstar shares more in its reporting.

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