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HMM must improve salary system and bank will eventually release control, said KDB chairman

Korea Development Bank chairman, Lee Dong-gull has called on HMM to improve its salary system and disclosed that the state policy lender will inevitably...

Typhoon Chanthu to cause more supply chain disruptions

Typhoon Chanthu, which hit east-central China on 13 September, is expected to cause further delays for ships waiting to enter the country’s two busiest...

Covid-19 hits another Evergreen ship

Hong Kong health authorities said that 16 crew members on the 1,984TEU Ever Calm tested positive after the vessel arrived in Osaka on 9...

Skou raises the bar for decarbonisation, calling IMO to ban fossil fuelled ships by 2035

The Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk, Søren Skou wants to push the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to take more drastic actions...

Hapag-Lloyd adds 33 vessels to Inmarsat Fleet Xpress contract

The mobile satellite communications firm, Inmarsat has expanded its agreement to deliver maritime broadband to Hapag-Lloyd, after the German carrier renewed its Fleet Xpress...

MSC vessel being towed to safety after catching fire off South Africa

On 9 September, reports emerged out of South Africa that MSC Katrina, a 12,400TEU container ship built in 2012, caught fire South West of...

Port congestion chaos in California – Coming holiday season could be catastrophic

The congestion in California continues to challenge the major US ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, as demand surges and retailers pile up...

Evergreen in 24-container ship bonanza

Evergreen Marine Corporation has ordered 24 container ships from Chinese shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding. The Taiwanese liner operator said on 8 September that the order...

COSCO could surpass CMA CGM as third largest container line

China’s COSCO group could overtake French carrier CMA CGM as the third-biggest container line if the latter does not acquire more ships. COSCO now has...

Nigerian ports see a rise in abandoned containers

Nigerian port authorities learned a thing or two from the mistakes of their US counterparts when they declared their initiatives in decongesting vital chokepoints...

Evergreen vessel suffers Covid-19 outbreak

An Evergreen Marine Corporation’s ship has been quarantined outside Kaohsiung port in Taiwan since 4 September, after five of its 22 crew members tested...

No sign of US port congestion relief – Fears it will remain until late 2022

US ports are currently facing one of the worst congestion scenarios ever since these ports were modernised for containerisation. The reason: the humongous rise...

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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...