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VGM losses are approximately US$6bn, but who’s counting?

Cargo losses as a result of improper weight declarations for cargo carried in containers were meant to have been solved with the introduction of...

ITF claims shipping lines are ignoring lashing rules

Container ship operators, particularly in Europe and Canada, are allegedly flouting regulations and reneging on collective bargaining agreements (CBA) that are aimed at protecting...

Lashing rules upgrade imperative for container industry

In September 2009 the Dutch ship model testing basin, Marin, published a comprehensive report called [email protected], detailing the issues with container lashing as a...

Shipowners and class take regulatory lead on fighting fires

Last year was one of the toughest in container shipping’s history for cargo fires in terms of the number of incidents with insurers warning...

Transparency is key to safer seas

Passengers boarding flights at almost any airport in the world today will be faced with significant security measures, including x-rays of luggage, scrutiny of...
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Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...

High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

The container ship Milano Bridge had failed to slow down as it attempted to berth in Busan New Port on 6 April 2020, causing...

Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

Due to market demand reductions globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maersk is continuing to moderate its schedule. The Danish liner company line will,...

Truckers hit back at carriers in US chassis dispute

US truckers have responded to international shipping lines’ “motion to dismiss” a USD$1.8 billion complaint over “unfair” practises surrounding the use of chassis for...

MSC and CMA CGM join Maersk’s blockchain initiative

Two of the largest global carriers CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced their integration onto TradeLens, the blockchain platform jointly developed...

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