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Is good a perfect enemy? DNV GL’s LNG conundrum

On the day that CMA CGM announced the arrival of its first of its nine LNG powered ultra large container ships, the Jaques Saade,...

Antwerp digitalises its container release processes

Port of Antwerp has introduced a new digital, secure and integrated solution for the release of containers, named "Certified Pick up" (CPu), which will...

Government-backed JV to restructure Antong Holdings

Quanzhou Municipal Government has formed a joint venture, with Chinese state-owned entities, China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) and AVIC Trust, to restructure the financially...

Congestion at North American terminals as Covid takes its toll

Carriers are reporting a number of pinch-points at US and Canadian ports as container volumes have increased to in excess of pre-pandemic levels while...

Felixstowe congestion eased

Shipping lines are reporting that the UK Port of Felixstowe is again accepting returned empty containers by road, from 19 September, and will accept...

Interasia buys newbuilding resale pair

Japanese intra-Asia carrier Interasia Lines has purchased a pair of feeder ship newbuildings from a Chinese ship builder. Purchased for US$34.5 million in August, the...

Woke lines playing the uneven field

Liner shipping companies have had a bumper year with profits in 2020 expected to exceed any year in the history of container shipping. All...

Maritime industry critical of EU’s emissions stance

Industry associations and regulators have criticised the European Union following Wednesday’s (16 September) vote in the European Parliament to include shipping in the EU...

KITA proposals seek Seoul action on soaring Pacific rates

The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and...

FMC to investigate carriers’ runaway rates success

Following up on last week’s efforts by the Chinese Ministry of Transport to curb runaway spot rates, United States authorities have threatened to take...

Eyes in skies and IoT are lubricating trade says ORBCOMM report

Increasing connectivity will develop supply chain systems as the logistics chain goes into technological overdrive with e-commerce solutions becoming the norm, riding on a...

Transpacific bull run halted by Chinese Government

The Chinese government has put the brakes on runaway spot rates between the US and Asia preventing box rates on the Transpacific trade lane...
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High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

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Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

Due to market demand reductions globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maersk is continuing to moderate its schedule. The Danish liner company line will,...

MSC container vessel loses more than 20 boxes in Algoa Bay

MSC has confirmed the loss of more than 20 containers overboard from its 9,400TEU container vessel MSC Palak near the port of Nqgura (Coega)...

MSC Zoe report says vessel hit the bottom in storm

A 19,200TEU ship which lost 342 containers in a North Sea storm hit the seabed as the vessel was tossed up and down in...