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COSCO to develop blockchain solutions with Alibaba group

China COSCO Shipping Corporation has signed a collaboration agreement with compatriot e-commerce giant Alibaba and the latter’s fintech affiliate, Ant Financial Services Group (formerly...

Reduced costs boost STC profits

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt markets around the world, ocean carriers are reducing capacity and sailing speeds. With sailing options reduced, especially on Asia-Europe...

Shipping giants keep pushing up rates across the globe

Major shipping lines are continuing to increase rates in various regions, as part of their capacity management measures that have seen a squeeze on...

China-Europe rail freight boosted by pandemic

China-Europe freight trains saw their busiest month to date, with 976 trains launched in April, a 47% year-on-year increase, increasing in popularity as the...

CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd refresh global charges

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have unveiled fresh prices and surcharges across the globe, effective from July and August. The French shipping group has announced a...

Freight to boost Qin-In Ferry as passengers show steep decline

Qinhuangdao Qin-In Ferry, which transports passengers and containers between South Korea and China on its ro-ro passenger ferry, is expanding its intermodal cargo services...

CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd unveil fresh Australia charges

Hapag-Lloyd has announced a general rate increases (GRI) from South East Asia, the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent to Australia, effective from 1 July,...

Bag-in-tank solutions reduce GHG emissions

An estimated 30% of the food produced for human consumption globally is wasted within the food supply chain, according to a study by the...

CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd introduce new rates in July and August

Hapag-Lloyd will implement a general rate increase (GRI) in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all US and Canadian destinations as of 1...

Subsidised container inspections for South Korean SMEs

Korea Customs announced on 17 June 2020 that the government will subsidise the cost of inspecting import and export containerised cargoes to help small...

China Rail launches Japan-Mongolia sea-rail service

China Rail launched a sea-and-rail service on 8 June, to transport containers from Japan to landlocked Mongolia, via China's Lianyungang port, 500km north of...

Major carriers to boost July rates

The largest shipping lines have announced new changes in their rating policy across the world from 1 July. Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM and...
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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...

Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

Due to market demand reductions globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maersk is continuing to moderate its schedule. The Danish liner company line will,...

MSC container vessel loses more than 20 boxes in Algoa Bay

MSC has confirmed the loss of more than 20 containers overboard from its 9,400TEU container vessel MSC Palak near the port of Nqgura (Coega)...

MSC Zoe report says vessel hit the bottom in storm

A 19,200TEU ship which lost 342 containers in a North Sea storm hit the seabed as the vessel was tossed up and down in...