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Chinese entities jump into TradeLens

More than 10 members have joined the blockchain platform, TradeLens, in Chinese Mainland in the first month since TradeLens expansion in China in early...

X-Press Pearl update: “Grey sheen” and sea discolouration remain, salvage unlikely until September

X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship X-Press Pearl, have confirmed that the wreck of the vessel is now wholly sitting on the seabed...

Panama Canal increases vessel size limits

The Panama Canal has increased the maximum allowable length for vessels transiting the Neopanamax Locks. Since 21 May, the maximum length overall (LOA) for commercial...

South China ports disruption triggers more than 130 omissions

More than 130 omitted calls and over 60 added calls have been noted for the period 23 May - 26 June due to low...

Global Ship Lease acquires four ultra high reefer boxhsips

Global Ship Lease (GSL) has announced a purchase agreement for four Panamax container vessels with a capacity of 5,470TEU and an average age of...

New Vancouver facility targets PNW supply chains

Maersk and Canadian Pacific have announced the construction of a new facility in Vancouver in the next months, connecting the Port of Vancouver via...

EU lawmakers to incentivise cleaner trucks with lower road tolls

European hauliers will have the chance to cut their costs, if they choose to drive trucks that reduce carbon and air pollution, according to...

Global wine company to establish US$423 million operation near Charleston

E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), a global wine and spirits company, has revealed its plans to build a production facility and distribution centre...

Maersk to decarbonise supply chains with emission-free block train services

AP Moller - Maersk has partnered with ERS/BoxXpress.de, a Hamburg-based railway company that exclusively operates emission-free electric container trains in Germany using hydropower renewable...

Container lines forced to emergency actions amid continuing Yantian congestion

CMA CGM is the latest shipping carrier to apply a port congestion surcharge (PCS) on the refrigerated containers which are expected to arrive in...

Cyber attack hits HMM

HMM has suffered a cyber attack, which has hit the company's email outlook system in several areas. "The unidentified security breach was detected, which led...

US retail lobby calls Biden to address port congestion crisis

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has sent a letter to the White House asking to meet with the United States President Biden and other...

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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

The Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings is remaining tight-lipped on market talk that it may take a stake in embattled liner operator Pacific...

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...

Chinese shipyards win giant container ship order

Chinese shipyards will build six 24,232TEU containerships, the largest in the world as of today, that the Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)...

MSC Rosa M damages Mumbai crane

The 14,000TEU MSC Rosa M has hit and seriously damaged a crane at the DP World terminal in Nhava Sheva, NSIGT in Mumbai, while...

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...