Ann Koh

Business, Logistics

Shanghai Woes: Congestion Grows at World’s Biggest Port

Shanghai Woes: Congestion Grows at World’s Biggest Port

Ships looking to avoid COVID-induced delays in China are making a beeline for Shanghai, causing growing congestion at the world’s biggest container port.

Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2022
Business, Logistics

Spot Rates Have Peaked, Some Shipping Lines Say

Spot Rates Have Peaked, Some Shipping Lines Say The Hapag-Lloyd AG Leverkusen Express sails out of the Yangshan Deepwater Port, operated by Shanghai International Port Group Co. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

One of the world’s biggest shipping lines has decided to stop increasing spot freight rates on routes out of Asia to Europe and the U.S. as it sees an end to the rally that has put prices at record highs.

Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

New Orleans Port Halts Container Terminals on Hurricane Ida

Containers Hurricane Ida in New Orleans. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The port of New Orleans has halted container terminal and break-bulk operations as Hurricane Ida lashes the Louisiana coast with torrential rain and heavy winds.

Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2021
Business, Logistics

Maersk Loses 750 Containers as Seas Hammer L.A.-Bound Ship

Shipping containers sit aboard a Maersk container ship. (Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News) Shipping containers sit aboard a Maersk container ship. (Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News)

One of AP Moller-Maersk’s containerships carrying goods from China to the U.S. lost part of its cargo in the Pacific Ocean during bad weather.

Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2021