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Acceleration in port capacity investment insufficient to support cargo demand growth

Surging container shipping cargo demand in the wake of the pandemic has resulted in a significant improvement in the global terminal capacity outlook, but...

Containers continue to triumph

The container market continues to impress with record-breaking rates and ordering never seen before. Olivia Watkins, Head Cargo Analyst of VesselsValue, an online valuation and...

Xinhua-Baltic ISCD Index 2021: Container imbalance stymies trade

Surging demand for containerised goods, a rapid bounce-back from the world’s production powerhouse China, and disruptions to vessel supply as pandemic restrictions took hold...

Port congestion: don’t you dare blame the dockers!

"Dockers never stopped," highlighted Terje Samuelsen, European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) Dockers Section Chair, and Berardina Tommasi, ETF Policy Officer for Dockers. The Covid-19 pandemic...

The Day of the Seafarer has never been more relevant

At the height of the pandemic, an estimated 400,000 seafarers were stranded on ships around the globe, trapped by travel restrictions designed to reduce...

Accuracy and timeliness: Two critical measures that define the quality of data in logistics

When connecting supply chain data, what helps guarantee your investment will have the expected benefit is the quality of the inputs received. In practical terms,...

Understanding the five key challenges to connect supply chain data

It is well known for any cargo owner or freight forwarding company that having data to monitor the supply chain is key to any...

The Impact of EEXI and CII on Decarbonisation

Major regulatory changes are coming, when IMO meets in its Marine Environment Protection Committee next month it is expected that confirmation of these changes...

Critical supply chain congestion requires systemic change

Bottlenecks in key regions such as the Los Angeles port complex and North European ports, exacerbated by the Suez Canal blockage and container shortages...

Ever Given crew should not be hostages in a legal war

Too often crew are used as a pawn in a legal chess match between owners and authorities. Sometimes that can lead to seafarers being...

Maritime set to help vaccinate the world

Dominating the past year’s news has been the pandemic, mainly about the social distancing and lock-down regimes in various countries, but also the heralded...

Key steps to a high performance maritime industry

Taking digitalisation one step at a time will offer a resilient, safe and sustainable maritime ecosystem for all those involved in the supply chain...

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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...