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What’s happening in the container market?

Following a period of historically high freight rates, the container sector is now experiencing a correction. The container freight market is said to have...

Berthing, trucking delays continue at Ningbo

Freight forwarders and liner operators are advising of trucking delays as Ningbo-Zhoushan port continues to operate under closed-loop management, with shippers urged to divert...

Top 10: The busiest container ports in the United States

Several important container ports are located in the United States and are key gateways for national and global trade. Below, you can find a list...

“Port of Hamburg will not be sold to China,” said HHLA spokesman

German port and terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is still in the ongoing process of obtaining the necessary investment law approval,...

CMA CGM introduces new US$500/TEU overweight surcharge

After MSC's decision to revise overweight surcharges for Indian export containers, CMA CGM has also announced a new surcharge of the same kind. Effective today...

Body found in container in Malaysian port

Malaysian police found a dead body in a 40-foot container at Penang port, sent from Chittagong port, on Saturday 15 October. Police discovered the decomposed...

2M Alliance merges two services, suspends one in Asia to Pacific Northwest trade

As 2M Alliance's TP1/Maple and TP9/Eagle services have been inconsistent in terms of departure frequency and extended transit times, according to 2M Alliance of...

MSC revises overweight surcharges for Indian export cargo

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) has announced a new scale of overweight surcharges for Indian containers moving to Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The...

Closed-loop management returns to Ningbo-Zhoushan amid new Covid-19 outbreak

Ningbo-Zhoushan port has implemented closed-loop management and green channels to enable the movement of container trucks, after new Covid-19 outbreaks in the Beilun district,...

Boxship sinks in Red Sea after major fire

Following a major fire incident, the 1,853 TEU vessel TSS Pearl reportedly sunk approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Port Sudan, a port city in...

Chittagong port keeps Hapag Lloyd vessel detained after crane incident

The Chittagong Port Authority has detained a 1,718 TEU container feeder vessel operated by Hapag Lloyd in the Chittagong-Colombo route after it hit and...

Ports under pressure as strikes over pay continue worldwide

Global maritime research consultancy Drewry reports that labour disputes and port workers' strikes worldwide will continue to cause severe disruptions in container ports, several...

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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...