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Post-Suez box port crunch in Europe less severe than feared 
 
While the Suez Canal blockage at the end of last month is set to prolong the current operational capacity issues in ocean freight, it has not led to the catastrophic congestion crisis some had feared, major forwarders have told Lloyd’s Loading List. 
 
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Ports brace for 1.9m TEU post-Suez spike 
 
Logistics visibility specialist project44 has highlighted that container ships faced cumulative delays of more than 1,000 days following the Suez Canal incident late last month and that there is now more than 1.9 million TEU of capacity making their way to ports – “threatening to swamp ports with bottlenecked cargo for weeks to come”. 
 
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Ocean freight rates set to stay elevated until 2023 
 
Ocean freight rates look set to stay elevated for another two years, as disruption continues to restrict capacity and with new vessel orders remaining relatively low until at least 2023, according to container shipping analyst Drewry. But it believes things may not be so easy for carriers after 2022, as a flurry of new orders in the last few months is set to change container shipping’s supply-demand dynamic. 
 
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E-commerce logistics market grew 27% in 2020 
 
The global e-commerce logistics market grew by more than a quarter in 2020 – an estimated 27.3% – to around $368 billion and is forecast to expand to €557 billion by 2025, according to new research by Transport Intelligence (Ti). 
 
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Maersk says post-Suez disruptions will last well into May 
 
Almost two weeks since the Ever Given was re-floated, box traffic through the Suez Canal has more or less returned to normal, but the knock-on effects will last well into May, Maersk has warned. 
 
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DP WORLD ANNOUNCES £40M INVESTMENT IN SOUTHAMPTON THIS YEAR 
 
DP World has announced that Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, will benefit from a major programme of investment in 2021 designed to take it up to the next level as a premier international freight and logistics hub. 
 
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DFDS LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE FROM SHEERNESS TO CALAIS 
 
The service will start on the 1st of June and will offer one daily sailing in each direction between the two ports. 
 
The service will be operated by the Gothia Seaways, which can carry up to 165 unaccompanied freight units (trailers or containers without drivers). 
 
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CONNECTING ISTANBUL AND THE UK VIA RAIL 
 
As part of MSC’s comprehensive range of cargo services between Europe and the UK, they are now offering the Omerli-Tekirdağ rail service. 
 
Once the cargo departs Turkey via Asyaport (Port of Tekirdağ), it’s just eight days until it reaches the Port of Felixstowe in the UK (or 12 days to the Port of Liverpool). 
 
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Ports prepare for Suez surge 
 
Following the refloating of the 20,000 teu Evergreen containership ‘Ever Given’ that has been blocking the Suez Canal for the best part of a week, attention is now turning to the surge of imports that are due to arrive at Europe’s shores as a backlog of vessels begin to transit the canal. 
 
Among those ships that have been waiting to transit the canal are 100 containerships with an aggregated capacity of 1m teu, according to figures from Lloyd’s List Intelligence. While some of that cargo is outbound or empties, on average 52% of canal capacity each week is northbound to Europe. 
 
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UK announces Covid tests for inbound hauliers 
 
Hauliers arriving in England from outside the UK from 6 April onwards will need to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than two days, the UK government has announced, as the country bids to limit the numbers of infections of potentially vaccine-resistant variations of the virus. 
 
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