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Read our latest insights and information on ocean shipping and global supply chains events.
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US/EU Sanction on Russia: Impact on Ocean Shipping

Why Sanctions on Russia?The United States along with the G7 and the EU announced additional economic sanctions against Russia on April 6th for its brutality in Ukraine, particularly in Bucha.

April 13, 2022
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Shanghai's Lockdown Threatens Further Disruptions in Global Supply Chain.

China is implementing a two-phase lockdown in Shanghai, the country's most populous city and financial capital with a population of about 26 million people.The citywide two-phase lockdown testing will be conducted in two rounds. Tests will be conducted on the eastern side of the city from March 28 to April 1, and on the western side of the city from April 1 to April 5. This phased locked down means that half of the city will remain functioning at a time.

March 30, 2022
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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: 4 Ways it is Impacting Ocean Supply Chain

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has led to multiple fast-changing developments in global ocean supply chains that are still reeling from the ongoing pandemic. Stakeholders are bracing for the potential impacts of this conflict on shipments, freight rates, and additional logistics capacity constraints.

March 8, 2022
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Images show congestion in the Port of Santos in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Port of Santos in the state of São Paulo, Brazil has been experiencing an increase in the number of vessels waiting to berth at its port. As of Thursday (24th February 2022), there were 88 vessels anchored awaiting berthing (See Port Insight image below)

February 25, 2022
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SeaVantage and HD Hyundai Marine Solution: Partnering for a Smarter, Greener Maritime Industry

In a significant move that promises to reshape the maritime industry, SeaVantage, a South Korean startup specializing in AI-driven maritime data analytics, has announced a strategic investment of $2.3 million from HD Hyundai Marine Solution. Announced on July 11, 2024, this partnership aims to revolutionize visibility and sustainability in global shipping logistics by applying advanced AI and big data technologies. The collaboration between these two innovative companies signals a new era in maritime operations, one that prioritizes efficiency, sustainability, and data-driven decision-making.

July 16, 2024
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Ocean Visibility vs Tracking: Why Tracking Alone Isn't Enough

In today's complex global supply chains, simply tracking shipments is no longer enough. The recent Red Sea blockade has served as a wake-up call for the shipping industry: traditional tracking methods fall woefully short in an era of geopolitical uncertainty and supply chain volatility. From predicting ETA changes due to route diversions to managing port congestion caused by sudden influxes of rerouted vessels, ocean visibility has emerged as a critical tool for navigating these turbulent waters.

June 28, 2024
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Understanding Demurrage vs. Detention: Differences and the Role of Shipment Visibility

Demurrage and detention are often used interchangeably in logistics; however, these terms refer to distinct concepts, even though they are closely linked. While both can involve charges, there are strategies to significantly reduce or avoid these costs in your supply chain.

June 21, 2024
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Threefold Transparency: The Transformative Power of Multi-Source Data in Supply Chain Visibility

In today's competitive world market, knowing exactly where your shipment is at all times is more critical than ever. The ability to track and manage the movement of goods across the world with precision and real-time updates can make the difference between a thriving business and a struggling one.

May 31, 2024
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FMC Demurrage and Detention Billing Rules: New vs. Previous

New regulations from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) aim to enhance transparency and fairness in demurrage and detention billing. These changes impact the issuance of invoices, designate the recipients, and address dispute resolution procedures.

May 28, 2024
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The Impact of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse on Ocean Shipping

The recent collision between the Singapore-flagged large container ship 'Dali' and the Francis Scott Key Bridge has resulted in significant losses for ocean shipping, particularly, impacting operations at the Port of Baltimore. With ship traffic suspended indefinitely, the aftermath of this incident has left six individuals missing and resulted in daily economic losses estimated at $15 million.

March 29, 2024
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Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain: Insights from TPM24

At SeaVantage, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of shipping and logistics. That's why we're excited to share key takeaways from the recent Transpacific Maritime Conference (TPM24), where industry experts shed light on the challenges and opportunities shaping today's trade landscape.

March 14, 2024
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Master Shipping Challenges: SeaVantage's SVMP & Cargo Monitoring Dashboard (Red Sea Disruption and Panama Canal Drought)

The recent disruptions in the Red Sea and Panama Canal Drought have sent ripples through the global shipping industry, causing significant impacts on established routes and compelling vessels to reroute. This has introduced a complex web of challenges for vessels transiting through these regions. In such turbulent times, monitoring vessels becomes critical for businesses involved in maritime trade.

March 10, 2024
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Impact of Red Sea Events on Container Vessel Routes (Download Free Report)

Since December 15, 2023, a series of attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen have targeted multiple container vessels in the Red Sea. Here is the most recent update as of December 29th on the ongoing situation around the Red Sea.

December 29, 2023
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Unveiling the Power of API Integration: SeaVantage's Gateway to Unmatched Logistics Excellence

In the ever-evolving landscape of global logistics, the optimization of operations hinges significantly on the sophisticated orchestration of Application Programming Interface (API) Integration. Within SeaVantage, our unwavering commitment to operational excellence is centered on leveraging the inherent transformative capabilities of seamless API integration.

December 8, 2023
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Navigating the Unseen: Panama Drought Crises, Israel-Hamas Conflict, Black Sea Port Disruptions

When it comes to managing complex supply chains, you've probably heard the old saying, "You can't manage what you can't see." In today's ever-changing world, this wisdom holds truer than ever. From geopolitical tensions to climate change, and congested ports, knowing what's happening and where is the key to effective management and communication with stakeholders.

November 10, 2023
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Ocean Shipping and Global Supply Chain Disruptions - Recap of 2022

2022 was another tumultuous year for the ocean shipping industry. The combination of numerous disruptions ranging from geopolitical conflicts, Covid-19 lockdowns, industrial labor strikes, inflationary pressures, and extreme weather events gravely impacted ports worldwide and global supply chains.

January 4, 2023
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Lessons from the Ukraine Crisis and the Pandemic on Global Supply Chains - 2022

The Ukraine crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic impacted global supply chains significantly in 2022, highlighting the importance of being prepared for unexpected disruptions and the need for agility and flexibility in managing these challenges. The Russia/Ukraine war disrupted trade and transportation routes, resulting in delays and increased costs for businesses that rely on imports and exports between the two countries. The ports of Mariupol and Odesa, key transit points for goods in Ukraine were disrupted and had to shut down by the conflict.

January 2, 2023
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4 Data Challenges Freight Forwarders are Facing in 2022

Despite the fact that almost everyone has a GPS tracking device in their pocket, tracking the location and status of vessels and containers continue to be one of the top challenges facing freight forwarders in the shipping industry.

November 24, 2022
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Ocean Freight Visibility Data: Here Are a Few Things You Should Know

Ocean freight visibility allows shippers to monitor the real-time status and location of their container shipments along the long ocean journey. Visibility providers generally use multiple forms of maritime and supply chain data to deliver real-time insights on the location of vessels and containers. Other sophisticated visibility platforms like SeaVantage provide advanced visibility into shipments such as the predicted ETAs of containers, a granular view of what happens in and around global ports and terminals, and more.

November 17, 2022
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Ocean Shipping Visibility: See 4 Key Things Your Supply Chains Are Missing

Over the past few years, real-time shipping visibility has become increasingly important. The ocean moves around 90% of global trade however visibility in this sector, compared to over-the-road shipments, is more complex and usually filled with multiple unknown blind spots. Unexpected delays for over-the-road shipments via trucks usually add just a day or two to the overall transit time.

November 17, 2022
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Overcoming Peak Season Delays with Ocean Shipping Visibility in 2022

With the world ticking closer and closer to the holidays, a massive influx of orders and proceeding shipments are inevitable. Thanksgiving, Halloween, and of course Christmas means that millions of packages will be passing through your gates and into countries all over the world.

September 26, 2022
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What's Behind the Wave of Port Strikes Across Europe?

Across Europe, workers at various sea ports have been on a continuous strike. What does this mean for ocean shippers? What about the workers themselves? This article covers the recent strikes across European ports, as well as the port congestion issues that have resulted from these global developments.

September 6, 2022
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Shanghai Ending Lockdown: What Impact has it had on China's Ports?

Gaining access to accurate ocean freight visibility has never been more crucial than it is today. News about China's Covid lockdowns led to multiple speculations and trending reports about tremendous congestion in Shanghai and other Asian ports. However, visibility data from SeaVantage Maritime Platform revealed a different picture of the situation of China’s ports. The extended lockdown in Shanghai resulted in some congestion in the port of Shanghai however not as severe as other trending images revealed. What actually happened?

June 2, 2022
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China’s Covid Crises: The State of Chinese Port Congestion

China's rising covid cases and lockdowns due to the omicron variant have been increasing the number of vessels waiting outside the country's ports. Initial lockdowns were placed on Shanghai, the country's largest city, from March 28 to April 5.

April 27, 2022
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US/EU Sanction on Russia: Impact on Ocean Shipping

Why Sanctions on Russia?The United States along with the G7 and the EU announced additional economic sanctions against Russia on April 6th for its brutality in Ukraine, particularly in Bucha.

April 13, 2022
Logistics Insight
Shanghai's Lockdown Threatens Further Disruptions in Global Supply Chain.

China is implementing a two-phase lockdown in Shanghai, the country's most populous city and financial capital with a population of about 26 million people.The citywide two-phase lockdown testing will be conducted in two rounds. Tests will be conducted on the eastern side of the city from March 28 to April 1, and on the western side of the city from April 1 to April 5. This phased locked down means that half of the city will remain functioning at a time.

March 30, 2022
Logistics Insight
Russia-Ukraine Conflict: 4 Ways it is Impacting Ocean Supply Chain

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has led to multiple fast-changing developments in global ocean supply chains that are still reeling from the ongoing pandemic. Stakeholders are bracing for the potential impacts of this conflict on shipments, freight rates, and additional logistics capacity constraints.

March 8, 2022
Logistics Insight
Images show congestion in the Port of Santos in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Port of Santos in the state of São Paulo, Brazil has been experiencing an increase in the number of vessels waiting to berth at its port. As of Thursday (24th February 2022), there were 88 vessels anchored awaiting berthing (See Port Insight image below)

February 25, 2022
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