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ONE Apus losses similar to MSC Zoe accident

Container shipping experts have said that there are similarities to the massive losses suffered by the ONE Apus and the MSC Zoe accident, as...

Updated: ONE Apus heads to Kobe for container offloading

One Apus shipowner, Chidori Ship Holding, has offered a revised estimate of the container losses after the ship was hit by a storm last...

ONE Apus may have lost a quarter of its cargo

An Ocean Network Express (ONE) vessel that reported a container stack collapse, on 30 November, may have lost up to 25% of its cargo...

Updated: ONE FP2 service suffers second stack collapse in a month

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has seen a second vessel suffer a stack collapse on its FP2 service due to severe weather conditions while on...

Cargo integrity concerns set to take centre stage at the IMO

In a wide-ranging interview with Container News, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s container experts Alfredo Parroquín-Ohlson and Bingbing Song, have addressed many of the...

Digitalisation given fresh impetus by Covid, but the logic was pre-pandemic

Shipping’s main challenge is to use the massive introduction of the digital tools, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, to accelerate the development of safety...

Running a tight ship keeps tank industry safe

The carriage of dangerous goods in tank containers is a regular occurrence, but accidents involving tank containers are far less common than with cargo...

Triple-E’s are critical values for cargo integrity

It is seven years since the first Triple-E vessel was delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding. The Maersk McKinney Møller was handed over by the South...

Germocide goes top of the containerisation agenda

Anti-social media robbed the health authorities of the term ‘going viral’. Now, sadly the medical teams have stolen it back with a vengeance. Loathe...

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...

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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

The Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings is remaining tight-lipped on market talk that it may take a stake in embattled liner operator Pacific...

Chinese shipyards win giant container ship order

Chinese shipyards will build six 24,232TEU containerships, the largest in the world as of today, that the Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)...

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...

MSC Rosa M damages Mumbai crane

The 14,000TEU MSC Rosa M has hit and seriously damaged a crane at the DP World terminal in Nhava Sheva, NSIGT in Mumbai, while...

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...