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FIATA calls for balanced and fair maritime market system

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) continues to call on industry stakeholders and market regulators to take action to ensure a balanced...

Keeping up with the port industry’s evolving fire risks

The international shipping and materials handling industries continue to grow exponentially, due to new ports and terminals being built globally. This is seeing operations...

Sharp surge in port congestion foreshadows Shanghai lockdown

Authorities in Shanghai imposed a strict lockdown on Monday (28 March) morning, following congestion at the city’s port skyrocketing since early March. With roads, bridges...

Bio-content in marine fuel helps reduce emissions – but will it leave you “all at sea”?

Pierre Poitras, a technical consultant at Conidia Bioscience, looks at how the increased percentage of biofuels can raise the cost of fuel as well...

Asset tracking on land and sea

According to the market analyst firm IDC, the transportation industry has now become the second-largest segment investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) with...

Digging in the wrong place – Ukraine crisis distracts from bigger trends in seaborne LNG market

The Ukraine crisis has sent global gas prices sky rocketing, but there may be bigger forces at work in the seaborne LNG market. While...

Global trade needs better screening than ever as the US and EU target Russia

Shippers, operators and charterers urgently need to upgrade their compliance screening capabilities now the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union are...

Can LNG replace Russian gas in Europe?

European LNG imports reached a record high in January 2022 and could go a little higher if Russian pipeline gas supply falls, or even...

VesselsValue: Newbuild Report 2021

2021 was a record-breaking year for the maritime industry. The spread of three major Covid-19 variants had substantial repercussions for shipping: labour shortages, port...

Why the West may sanction Russian shipping companies before it sanctions oil & gas

The outbreak of war in Eastern Ukraine has raised fears about the impact of further sanctions on global energy markets, coupled with the UK...

Black Sea Container Market Review 2021: 2M Alliance partners remain the leaders of the region

Black Sea region growth for five countries Top five container terminals of the region Lines’ market shares in the region Black Sea container...

How the maritime trade industry can avoid becoming a climate change pariah

The global shipping industry is under significant pressure to reduce its carbon emissions, risking pariah status if it fails to deliver. Contributing between 2.5% and...

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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...

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)...

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...