The number of containerships queued at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (LA/LB) eased at the end of last week, however, congestion is growing at other US ports and Asia.
In May 2021, shipping lines including Maersk, Zim and MSC will launch a new service called TP23 to connect Vietnam and China with the US East Coast.
Shanghai port posted a new record container volume of 43.5m teu in 2020, retaining the title of the world’s busiest container port for the 11th year in a row.
Container lines are blanking very few sailings in the traditional slack season around Chinese New Year, as they continue to try and cope with unprecedented demand and disruption caused by empty container shortages.
Gemalink, a joint venture between Vietnamese port operator Gemadept and French shipping company CMA CGM, officially started operations with its first commercial vessel call - the 13,800 teu, CMA CGM Corte Real, on 19 January.
The ongoing severe shortage of containers that is driving up freight rates is due mainly to logistical issues, not fleet underinvestment, according to shipping analyst Drewry.
Customs authorities will evaluate the implementation of inspection and control against counterfeit goods and goods infringing upon intellectual property rights.
The survey results of enterprises on time and costs when implementing the automated customs management and supervision system (VASSCM) at Noi Bai International Airport showed the time and cost of implementing customs supervision procedures for goods being taken in and out from the customs supervision area was significantly reduced.
Export limestone shipments originating from mines licensed by provincial People’s Committee inconsistent with regulations
Recently media outlets haveraised the issue that some limestone exporters asked the classification of this item, through inspection, the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) said the export limestone shipments being stored at the border gate and originating from mines licensed by the provincial People’s Committee, are inconsistent with provisions of Article 82 of the Mineral Law, so they have not yet been considered for customs clearance.