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Cyber-Attack on Port Operator Transnet Cripples Operations at South African Ports

On July 22, South Africa’s largest port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) suffered a cyber-attack that severely affected already-weakened supply chains relying on South African ports to import, transship, or export goods following a recent outbreak of violence and civil unrest earlier in the month. As IT systems used to...

Chronic Congestion at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Spreads North to Other U.S. West Coast Ports

The ripple effects of the ongoing congestion issues at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex that had started in the latter half of 2020 continue to affect supply chains in and beyond Southern California as shippers have diverted more and more cargo to other U.S. West Coast ports in...

Severe Congestion at UK Ports Disrupts Supply Chains as Brexit Deadline Approaches

Since late September, congestion levels at the UK’s busiest container ports have worsened due to high incoming volumes caused by peak season deliveries and pandemic-related medical equipment shipments, as well as an order boom in the run-up to the Brexit deadline of January 2021. The most severe congestion has been...

Import Surge Causes Severe Congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

A significant surge of import shipments at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has been causing severe congestion over the past two months, overwhelming supply chain operations in Southern California and causing considerable delays for container deliveries. Following the easing of lockdown restrictions in the U.S. in...