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Ningbo-Zhoushan hits record container volume amid Shanghai lockdown 
 
In April, Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expected to post a container throughput of over 3m teu, a new high for single month and an increase of 10% year-on-year. 
 
Amid the recent covid-outbreaks happened in Yangtze river delta, especially the wave in its neighboring port Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan port maintained smooth operation for container trucks transportation and provided more solutions including opening up new services, adding freight places and adjusting empty containers to effectively relieve the logistics pressure in Yangtze river delta region. 
 
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PORT OF FELIXSTOWE TOPS 100 MILLION TEU 
 
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has passed the 100 million TEU mark since it handled its first container in the 1960s. 
 
The 100th million TEU was loaded at Berth 8, the port’s newest facility and one of four berths at the UK’S largest container port capable of handling the world’s largest container ships. 
 
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Confusion over UK freeports plans, survey finds 
 
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after eight winning bids were announced for the new economic zones, a survey of UK businesses has found. 
 
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South China port disruptions ‘could extend to Christmas’ 
 
Dwell times at the major ports in and around the south China city of Shenzhen “remain disruptively high”, despite trending downward in recent days with the Port of Yantian at full capacity again, according to freight visibility platform Project44. 
 
It said the data suggests that disruptions related to China’s COVID-19 quarantine efforts could extend well into the year, impacting seasonal shipments as far out as Christmas. 
 
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Shipper competition driving up ocean freight rates 
 
Rates will keep rising while there is more cargo than capacity to ship it, with some cargo owners on long-term contracts and high volumes benefitting from their scale and gaining a significant competitive advantage 
 
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Port congestion and rising demand forces carriers into schedule adjustments 
 
Increased demand and worsening port congestion in Asia is forcing the east-west alliance carriers to temporarily adjust their liner service networks. 
 
With long waits for berths on the US west coast and at several North European ports, attempts by shipping lines to recover a vessel’s schedule are being thwarted. 
 
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