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Express customs clearance warehouse opens at Taipei port

Taipei Port Container Terminal Corporation (TPCT), a joint venture between Evergreen Marine Corporation, Yang Ming Marine Transport and Wan Hai Lines, has launched an...

HMM Oslo heads for Europe with a full load

HMM Oslo, the company’s second 24,000TEU ship, has left for Europe, according to a company statement on 31 May, with all its slots full,...

Hapag-Lloyd applies new charges from Europe to America

Hapag-Lloyd has announced an increased ocean tariff rate for all 20’ and 40’ general purpose containers, including high cube containers as well as reefer...

Fresh rates updates come from top shipping lines

French liner company CMA CGM Group has announced new freight of all kinds (FAK) rates from Asia, effective from 15 June and until further...

Major lines continue to update schedules and surcharges

Hapag-Lloyd has published an additional void sailing due to the low demand caused by the Covid-19 downturn, with THE Alliance's transatlantic AL1 cancelling the...

Beijing throws its weight behind VGM regulations

China’s Ministry of Transport has issued a directive that effective 1 June 2020, no overweight containers can be loaded on ships in the country’s...

Hapag-Lloyd keeps changing schedule and rates amid pandemic

The coronavirus crisis continues to push shipping lines to cancel sailings as major lines schedule void sailings in June, with Hapag-Lloyd announcing the latest...

Updated: Feeling for the bottom of the recession

According to the Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence the level of blank sailings has reached a “plateau” although there are now more than 500 cancellations in...

Electronic bills of lading, in the pipeline or just a pipedream?

Developing the successor to the hard copy bill of lading (B/L) is an industry aim that appears to be perpetually out of reach. Recently...

Sea and rail mail from China replaces air cargo trade

Following on the heels of the China Post-COSCO collaboration, the customs and port authorities of Liaoning and Guangdong provinces in China have opened up...

European lines apply fresh rates in June

French carrier CMA CGM and Germany's Hapag-Lloyd have announced new rates from Asia, effective from 1 June 2020. CMA CGM has implemented a general rate...

CMA CGM reviews surcharges

CMA CGM has announced the end of several surcharges across the globe, as the operational situation in Manila and Subic ports, has improved, the ...
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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...

Yang Ming constructs new smart container vessels

Yang Ming has unveiled that its ten 2,800TEU container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC, will receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies. Starting...

Milano Bridge hits Port of Busan gantry crane

The 13,870TEU container ship Milano Bridge, owned by Mi Das Line SA has collided with a gantry crane at Busan Port, South Korea, which...

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...

Profits for Wan Hai, loss for Evergreen

Taiwanese carriers Wan Hai Lines and Evergreen Marine Corporation had different results for the first quarter of 2020, which saw liner operators hit by...