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HMM given until 1 September to settle labour dispute – More than half company’s seafarers to move to MSC

HMM's seafaring union has given the management a week's grace to see if a compromise to the impasse in their salary increment expectations can...

HMM seafarers call for strike, threaten move to MSC

HMM's 453 seafarers’ union has voted overwhelmingly to go on strike after the company’s management rejected its demands for a generous salary increment. Over 92%...

European senior lines confirm new charges from Asia

Some of the largest shipping companies in Europe, Hapag Lloyd, CMA-CGM and Maersk have announced the implementation of new rates increases that will take...

Maersk, CMA CGM, ONE and Wan Hai vessels robbed in Manila

Container ships, operated by CMA CGM and Ocean Network Express (ONE) were robbed or burglarised while at anchorage in Manila in the first two...

MSC confirms new prices in Europe

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced fresh charges from ports in Asia and South Africa to European destinations, which will take effect in the...

CMA CGM to push up rates in Europe, Med and North Africa

The French shipping line CMA CGM has announced the introduction of new rate increases for sailings in Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean, which...

Ningbo Meishan terminal may re-open on 1 September

Staff at Ningbo Meishan Island International Container Terminal (MSICT), which has been closed for the seventh straight day as of 17 August, told Container...

Maersk and CMA CGM apply PSS to Australia

Two of the largest European shipping companies, Maersk and CMA CGM, will introduce new Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) for sailings with destinations to Australia,...

Hapag-Lloyd suspends India – Bangladesh bookings

The German carrier, Hapag-Lloyd has announced it will temporarily stop accepting bookings from/to Krishnapatnam in India to/from Chittagong in Bangladesh with immediate effect and...

Rising delays in China’s container trade jeopardise global supply chains

As China fights Covid outbreaks in key industrial centers, increasing delays on the country's main trade routes threaten the supply chain. Supply chain visibility platform,...

Major container lines push up Europe and Med rates

Three of the largest container shipping companies in the world, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and CMA CGM have announced new rates from/to Europe and the Meditteranean,...

Hapag-Lloyd’s H1 profit increases almost tenfold

Hapag-Lloyd has achieved outstanding performance in financial terms during the first half of 2021, as it has benefitted from strong container demand and skyrocketing...

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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...