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Rate levels not costs key to mitigating carrier 2020 losses as lines cancel more services

Maintaining freight rate levels is key to maintaining carrier profits in this crisis hit year that has seen shipping lines slash services, managing capacity...

Dachser expands Nuremberg facilities

German logistics provider, Dachser, has announced it is investing in its location in Nuremberg, including expansion of transit terminals for industrial goods and food...

Surge in ecclesiastical metaphors are driving trade redemption

Following DNV GL’s maritime renaissance PSA International is claiming an industrial reformation as the pace of change accelerates and the adoption of new technologies...

CMA CGM implements fresh rates from North Europe and Med

CMA CGM will apply new freight of all kinds (FAK) rates from North Europe and the Mediterranean to North American destinations from 1 July...

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...
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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...

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...