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Congestion at North American terminals as Covid takes its toll

Carriers are reporting a number of pinch-points at US and Canadian ports as container volumes have increased to in excess of pre-pandemic levels while...

CMA CGM raises Asia to Europe rates

CMA CGM has announced its intention to raise rates on the Asia to Europe trades from the 1 October. Freight of all kinds (FAK) will...

Felixstowe congestion eased

Shipping lines are reporting that the UK Port of Felixstowe is again accepting returned empty containers by road, from 19 September, and will accept...

Australian port congestion ongoing

In spite of the relief brought through the cancellation of imminent industrial action at DP World Australia’s (DPWA) terminal in Sydney congestion at a...

Woke lines playing the uneven field

Liner shipping companies have had a bumper year with profits in 2020 expected to exceed any year in the history of container shipping. All...

FMC to investigate carriers’ runaway rates success

Following up on last week’s efforts by the Chinese Ministry of Transport to curb runaway spot rates, United States authorities have threatened to take...

Transpacific bull run halted by Chinese Government

The Chinese government has put the brakes on runaway spot rates between the US and Asia preventing box rates on the Transpacific trade lane...

ONE boosts Southeast Asia services in growing market trend

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has decided to launch a new service connecting Japan and China to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, following a developing...

PIL sells more ships as debt restructuring progresses

Pacific International Lines has sold three more elderly container ships, as the beleaguered Singaporean liner operator continues to reprofile its debt and rationalise its...

Container lines on track for US$15bn pandemic windfall

Runaway freight rates in the second and third quarters have had analysts scrambling to re-write doomsayer forecasts published as recently as June to predict...

Maersk and CP ink Canada facility deal

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Maersk have reached an agreement to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver. The CP transload...

MSC giant ship knocks down crane in Valencia

A crane in the port of Valencia was demolished when the 23,000TEU container ship MSC Mia collided with it while manoeuvring on the morning...
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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...