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The Great Wall of Containerships From China to California | What's Going On With Shipping

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Published on 28 Sep 2021 / In News and Politics

September 26, 2021

On this episode of What's Going on With Shipping, Sal Mercogliano - Chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science at Campbell University, former merchant mariner, and adjunct instructor of Maritime Industry Policy at US Merchant Marine Academy - discusses the recent Freightwaves article by Greg Miller, " Container ships now piling up at anchorages off China’s ports." The article details the massive anchorage of containerships off the Chinese coast, the reallocation of ships to the more lucrative East-West route, the change in the frequency and size of trans-Pacific ships, and how does this end?

Container ships now piling up at anchorages off China’s ports
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/container-ships-now-piling-up-at-anchorages-off-chinas-ports

Marine Traffic
marinetraffic.com

Cargo Piles Up as California Ports Jostle Over How to Resolve Delays
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cargo-delays-are-getting-worse-but-california-ports-still-rest-on-weekends-11632648602

Transpacific Spot Rates Ease Ahead of China’s Golden Week Holiday
https://gcaptain.com/transpacific-spot-rates-ease-ahead-of-chinas-golden-week-holiday/

Containership Scrapping Tanks as Carriers Seek Out ‘Anything That Floats’
https://gcaptain.com/containership-scrapping-tanks-as-carriers-seek-out-anything-that-floats/

Why Container Ships Can’t Sail Around the California Ports Bottleneck
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-container-ships-cant-sail-around-the-california-ports-bottleneck-11632216603

Why are supply chains so messed up?
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/why-are-supply-chains-so-messed-up

List of largest container ships
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_container_ships

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