What’s Going on With Shipping?
December 6, 2021
On this episode of What’s Going on With Shipping, host Sal Mercogliano - Chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science, former merchant mariner, and instructor of Maritime History, Security and Industry Policy - discusses the Top 5 Maritime Stories (MV Almirante Storni timber ship fire off Sweden, Port of Vancouver Update, The White House is Here to Help?, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have record number of ships holding for offload, and the state of military sealift) for December 6, 2021.
00:33 1. Fire Burns on Timber Ship M/V Almirante Storni Off Sweden
Marine Traffic: MV Almirante Storni
04:38 2. Vancouver port trucker strike averted as union reaches deal with 2nd carrier
Marine Traffic: Port of Vancouver
07:48 3. White House port envoy details strategy for supply chain fluidity
Analysis: Fixing port congestion takes politics and patience
14:05 4. It’s official: 96 container ships are waiting to dock at SoCal ports
New Counting Method Suggests U.S. Ship Logjam Is Longer Than Ever
Ships in California logjam now stuck off Mexico, Taiwan and Japan
Viewpoint: Blasting through the West Coast congestion bluster
COSCO Ship Loses Containers During Pacific Crossing
Marine Exchange of Southern California: Facebook
19:18 5. Navy says congressional cuts would put MARAD sealift plans even further behind schedule
Turbo Activation: Ready, Set…SEALIFT!