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Two sides of the same coin

Modern industries demand better service levels and the pandemic has spurred the process of change in the supply chain. Next year could be a...

ONE to build world’s largest container ships

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has agreed with Shoei Kisen Kaisha for the 15-year long-term charter of six new Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) with...

South Korea’s K-Alliance to launch in 2021

Five South Korean liner operators will codeshare on services to Southeast Asia in Q2 2021, after acceding to a request by the Ministry of...

ONE Apus box discharge slow but steady

Ocean Network Express (ONE), the operator of the ONE Apus, which suffered severe cargo losses in a heavy storm in the Pacific on 30...

Trade lane competition set to feature in 2021

Shippers should prepare themselves for greater competition between trade lanes in 2021, as global carriers capitalise on having the upper hand in upcoming contract...

FMC probe finds evidence of common carrier rule infringements

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) investigation into the carrier’s alleged refusal to carry US export cargo has found some evidence that lines are not...

France set to reopen border with UK

Media reports in France suggest that the authorities will reopen United Kingdom (UK) links, including ferry and rail connections, to drivers who have tested...

SITC back at Yangzijiang for six 2,600TEU ships

In just a month, Chinese intra-Asia carrier group SITC International Holdings has ordered 13 newbuildings from compatriot Yangzijiang Shipbuilding. After ordering seven newbuildings on 30...

UK Government rejects calls to extend Brexit transition

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls from Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to extend the transition period, when EU rules no longer...

Updated: UK Government calls emergency meeting as France shuts out freight

France has closed its ports to UK accompanied freight and passengers as the rise of the variant Covid-19 virus has taken hold in the...

Taipei joins chorus to curb container freight inflation

The Taiwanese government has joined its counterparts in China, US and South Korea, intervening to cool the overheated container shipping market. The Ministry of Transportation...

Click and connect; clever boxes supply the link in the chain

Digital supply chains require information that is instantly accessible in order for the chain to hold together. Smart containers will supply that link, offering...
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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)...

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...

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...