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Maersk takes actions to confront supply chain issues

Speaking on a panel at the South Atlantic International Trade Conference, Maersk North America Regional Managing Director, Narin Phol discussed the current supply chain...

Fatal accident at Piraeus Container Terminal

A 45-year-old worker passed away at Pier II of the Piraeus Container Terminal in Greece after he was fatally hit by a container crane. According...

Yang Ming lets out ship to Maersk for a year

Τaiwanese liner operator Yang Ming Marine Transport has agreed to charter one of its container ships to Maersk Line for a year at nearly...

MSC increases freight rates from Africa to Europe

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has published new Freight All Kinds (FAK) increases for cargoes travelling from Africa to Europe. The updated prices will be effective...

Adani Ports’ ban decision may put India’s bilateral relations at risk

Industry experts and exporters voice their concerns after India’s largest private port player Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), which operates Mundra Port...

2M Alliance reschedules European services due to congestion issues

The largest container alliance in the world, 2M Alliance has decided to change the rotation of several services in Europe, due to port congestions...

NVOCC, the underrated service provider in global logistics

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC or NVO) or sometimes called Box Operators are those carriers who offer port to port services similar to...

Unblocking the paper-jam

When Malcolm McLean laid the foundations for what’s now become the global containerisation phenomenon, his vision was for standardisation across the entire supply chain....

Typhoon Kompasu forces Pearl River Delta ports to halt operations

Ports around China’s Pearl River Delta have been forced to stop operations again, this time due to Typhoon Kompasu. At midnight, Yantian International Container Terminal...

COSCO launches express alternatives to US West Coast

COSCO Shipping Lines (COSCON) is launching Transpacific BCO Express Line this week, comprising the Prince Rupert express line (CEN-EXPRESS) and the Los Angeles express...

Container lines set to make record profits worth US$150 billion in 2021

Drewry, an independent maritime research consultancy has recently revised its projections of profits by container lines to a massive high of US$150 billion for...

World’s largest container vessel calls at Colombo port

The largest container vessel in the world, the 24,000TEU class Ever Ace has made its inaugural call at the Port of Colombo, docking at...

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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...