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APL applies surcharge in Kolkata due to Covid-19 quarantine

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Kolkata port has imposed a 14-day quarantine on vessels entering from both Singapore and Malaysia according to American...

MSC announces fresh freight rates

MSC has announced the following freight rates as from 1 May 2020 until further notice but not beyond 30 May 2020. All Prices are in US...

US Terminals slow down op’s as imports fall away

North American container terminals are slowing, and in some cases shuttering, as volumes drop due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The coming months are likely...

Maersk introduces Portugal peak season surcharge

Maersk is introducing a peak season surcharge (PSS) to cover the extra cost for the rail movement from Lisbon to Leixoes. The PSS is...

Swire Shipping upgrades Southeast Asia-PNG-Solomon Islands capacity

Swire Shipping has enhanced the carrying capacity on its Southeast Asia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands service. The company said that it has...

EC renews Liner Block Exemption

The European Commission has decided to proceed with its planned renewal of the liner shipping consortia block exemption despite vociferous protests from shippers and...

Talia F crew suffered three-hour ordeal

Seventeen crew members on board the MSC Talia F, which was attacked by pirates suffered a three-hour ordeal as the attackers searched for hostages...

Port of Hamburg calls out misleading empties reports

There is no scarcity of empty containers at the Port of Hamburg said the port’s CEO Axel Mattern following an extensive survey of the...

Maersk introduces reefer PSS from Spain to Far East

Maersk is introducing a peak season surcharge (PSS) for all reefer cargo from Spain to Asia effective from 1 April 2020. Charge Code Origin Destination Container Size Type Currency...

PIL admits to financial stress

Pacific International Lines (PIL) boss Teo Siong Seng has admitted on 23 March 2020 that the company is in talks with several creditors, including...

Outlook bleak for Q2 says Sea-Intelligence

US output could fall “a staggering 24%” in the second quarter of this year as the Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence reports that a combination of...

MSC vessel attacked off W. African coast

Seven crew have reportedly been taken hostage and another ten crew are have retired to the security of the onboard citadel and are in...
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