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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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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...

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...

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)...

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...