Tag Archives: China

Cosco offers faster, intermodal, alternative Asia-US route via Canada

The Asia-Prince Rupert, BC-Chicago run has a new entry. The claim is that even with Chicago rail delays, it is faster than going to LA/Long Beach. That could be true.

There’s a discussion of it here.

With Canadian Rails trying to take over the KCY line in the US, the route could perform even better.

By Martina Li in Taiwan 08/10/2021

Cosco offers faster, intermodal, alternative Asia-US route via Canada – The Loadstar

China’s power crunch is affecting every strand of shipping

Here’s the future. China, which uses coal to generate 73% of its power, is experiencing a coal shortage. Blackouts, as we would call them, are in order, and many businesses are affected. Here’s how it is affecting global shipping.

Sam Chambers October 1, 2021

How China’s power crunch is affecting every strand of shipping – Splash247
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Reefer crisis – stranded perishables rot at Chinese ports

The unprecedented effect of China’s Coronavirus actions on supply chains continues to astound us. Sam Whelan’s article points out that quarantines on drivers moving between cities and/or ports have caused driver shortages.  Cold chain goods can’t be moved and lie rotting in the box.  How can food and perishables shippers function in such an environment?

Firms are also charging extra fees for handling and storage.  A lot of the trouble is with goods coming to China from neighbors such as India. there are some issues with US exports to China as well.

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