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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...

Covid-19 strikes MSC Flavia crew

Nearly half the crew manning the 12,400TEU MSC Flavia have tested positive for Covid-19 in Ningbo, China. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) in Hong...

CMA CGM invests in Africa logistics

The French shipping group CMA CGM said it sees potential in the African market and economy and it will develop its presence on the...

Westports takes Oracle and Bank of America to court

Westports Holdings Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Westports”), has commenced legal proceedings against Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Oracle”) and Bank of...

ZIM orders 500 new MCI reefers

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has expanded its reefer fleet with an additional 500 Star Cool reefers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI), which are expected...

SIPG and THE Alliance test fast-track container processing at Yangshan

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and THE Alliance have entered into an agreement to test out onshore container drop-offs for cargoes bound for Yangshan...

Navios boxhsip loses three containers off Western Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has confirmed that a Liberian-flagged container vessel, Navios Unite, has lost three containers off Cape Leeuwin in Western...

Temasek bailout still under discussion as PIL offloads more ships

Struggling Singaporean liner operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) has said that by the end of September 2020, it expects to complete bailout discussions with...

Decarbonisation, Covid and fuel prices, a lurid mix

Fuel prices appeared set to rise, then the Covid-19 outbreak hit the global economy. What will the virus mean for the future of container...

Shippers say service is worse, but the costs are higher

Unhappy shippers say that they are unclear what to expect from shipping lines since the Coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy as services are...

Reshuffle sees new incumbent in Cypriot shipping ministry

The Cyprus Government has confirmed that Natasa Pilides, has been moved from her position at the Deputy Shipping Ministry in a reshuffle of ministers,...

Zero carbon shipping research centre opens in Denmark

A group of leading industry companies has launched the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a non-profit organisation aiming to reduce the...
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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,...

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...

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...