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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 ...

European senior lines unveil new June rates

Hapag-Lloyd has announced the following ocean tariff rates for all cargoes in 20’ and 40’ containers, including high cube boxes, on the westbound trade...

Maersk applies new Asia surcharges

Maersk has announced the introduction of peak season surcharges (PSS) for all dry container cargo from all South and East India ports to North...

Hapag-Lloyd announces more rate increases

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that as of 18 May 2020 (Gate in date), it is introducing a general rate increase (GRI) for all cargo loading...

Senior shipping carriers publish fresh June rates

Major shipping lines have announced new charges for several destinations from June. Maersk has announced it will revise its peak season surcharge (PSS) from the...
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High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

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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...