The active containership fleet increased slightly over the past week due to the reduction in port congestion, with about 400,000 teu coming out of the congestion queue.
Global port congestion dropped from 13.1% to 11.1% in the past week, due mainly to the fall in Chinese port congestion.
The top 3 ports in the world all reported improved throughput volumes in May, with Shanghai retaining the top spot at 3.4m teu last month for a 10.3% MoM rebound.
Global port volumes are expected to rebound by 1.5% in May compared to April..... Despite the encouraging rebound, overall volumes in May remain 2.8% lower compared to the same period last year.
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Qingdao Russia Shuttle will connect Qingdao, Korea and Russia through port rotation, Qingdao, Kwangyang, Busan, Vladivostok, Busan, Kwangyang, Qingdao.
China United is launching new service that connect South China and Philippines with OSG BEAUTEC's call at Nansha on July 2.
MSC launched Adriatic To Turkey, Israel and Eqypt, which will replace the previous Turkey Israel Shuttle with additional call at ports in Italy and Turkey. The serviced started with MSC SHEILA's Ashdod call on Jun 1.
Taiwanese liners' May top line came out flat MoM, again reassuring that impacts during the Shanghai lockdown were minimal for the liners.
TP eastbound volume may not have collapsed as some may believe these two days. Utilization for vessels heading to North America has been healthy since end of May. The number of sailings have dropped in the last two weeks but schedule slippage and bunching have been the norm since 2020