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Maritime industry bodies urge EU to back H2 and ammonia

A number of European shipping and environmental groups have written an open letter to European Commission (EC) urging the regulators to back environmentally sustainable...

Singapore court endorses PIL restructuring

The Singapore High Court has sanctioned Pacific International Lines’ (PIL) debt restructuring scheme on 3 March, after PIL’s bond holders voted on 1 February to accept...

DHL backs Maersk’s view of contract negotiations

As the annual contract season progresses DHL has outlined its view of the future of negotiations and the necessity to understand the resetting of...

Imbalance in productivity between Asia and US causing congestion

Low US productivity compared to Asia where factories and logistics companies, including ports, work 24 hours a day compared to their counterparts in the...

PIL sells three ships ahead of court hearing

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has sold three more vessels as the Singapore-based liner operator continues to improve its balance sheet. One ship, the 2013-built multi-purpose...

Maritime is making waves

If you bury your head in the sand, you’re asking for a kick up the bum, according to one joker in a UK pub....

Maersk Essen arrives in California, but must wait for berth

Maersk Essen is expected to berth in the Port of Los Angeles on 5 March, according to one customer who has been notified by...

Investment comes at a price says Rodolphe Saadé

French operator CMA CGM is to invest heavily into the US market with new LNG-powered ships arriving later this year, a Zebox office opening...

Liner operators suspend bookings for Myanmar cargo

Several liner operators have suspended calls at Myanmar following the military coup on 1 February 2021, as the disruptions to road traffic have impeded...

A third of Maersk Eindhoven’s lost containers was MSC cargo

A third of the cargo lost overboard by Maersk Eindhoven, which lost 260 containers in the Pacific on 17 February, were carrying MSC customer...

Maersk backs green ammonia as maritime fuel

Agri-shipping has taken on a new meaning with the farming and maritime industries in Denmark combining to develop carbon free marine fuel as well...

Critical empty box alliance sees China ports tackle shortages

China’s two busiest container ports, Shanghai and Ningbo-Zhoushan, are making efforts to secure containers as the well-documented shortage continues post Chinese New Year. The ports...

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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...

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)...

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...

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...