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Strike action at port of Antwerp to launch on 9 November

A strike of port workers is expected to commence tomorrow (9 November) at the port of Antwerp, starting at 06:00 am (local time) and...

Hyundai Heavy Industries introduces “lashing-free container ship” concept

The world's largest shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) developed a new concept container ship that does not require fixing of boxes. The South Korean...

MSC and Maersk accused of abusing container dominance in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Port Terminals (ABTP) has filled a legal request at the Administrative Economic Defense Council (CADE) of Brazil to investigate the...

Is it time for container spot rates to arrest their fall?

It has been a norm for the Global Container Spot Rate Indices to have weekly falls in rates, one after the other, ever since...

CMA CGM’s Containerships launches new intra-Europe line

Containerships, a subsidiary of the French container carrier CMA CGM, will connect the lower Baltic ports of Klaipeda in Lithuania and Gdynia in Poland...

China ports boost container throughput: Shanghai remains on top, smallers hubs achieve double-digit growth

Chinese container ports have achieved a 4% increase in their container volumes during the first nine months of the year, compared with the same...

OOCL to link India, Middle East and East Africa with new service

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will add a new service, East Africa Express 5 (EAX5), to its Asia - Africa network. The port rotation of...

Chittagong port releases Hapag-Lloyd boxship after US$364,000 payment

A chartered container ship by Hapag Lloyd got released from the Chittagong port after L&B Hansa Feederschiffe GmbH & Co KG, the vessel owner,...

Samsung files FMC complaint against ZIM

South Korea’s leading electronics maker Samsung Electronics has joined the list of shippers who have complained about mainline operators’ conduct to the US Federal...

German government approves COSCO’s investment in Hamburg container terminal

The German government has approved the acquisition of a minority stake of less than 25% in the operating company HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort GmbH...

Sea-Intelligence points to main freight rate inflation drivers

Shipping data analysis firm Sea-Intelligence reported that it is clear the underlying costs for operating liner services have increased significantly, compared to the past...

Decline in spot freight rates accelerates, reports Shifl

SHIFEX, a container spot freight rate index, shows that freight rates for 40’ containers moving from China to the port of Los Angeles fell...

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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...

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...