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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...

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...

Interasia buys newbuilding resale pair

Japanese intra-Asia carrier Interasia Lines has purchased a pair of feeder ship newbuildings from a Chinese ship builder. Purchased for US$34.5 million in August, the...

Box rates still on the way up after regulatory warnings

Both the Pacific and Asia to Europe rates have shown increases this week even after regulatory authorities in China, the US, Europe and South...

More Port of Felixstowe congestion riles freight forwarders

An increase in container volumes in the rush to beat China’s Golden Week holidays and technical issues with the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle Booking...

German carrier raises Subcontinent rates and Ukrainian demurrage

Hapag-Lloyd has announced price increases for demurrage on exports from Ukrainian ports, which can be seen here, and a general rate increase (GRI) on...

Maritime industry critical of EU’s emissions stance

Industry associations and regulators have criticised the European Union following Wednesday’s (16 September) vote in the European Parliament to include shipping in the EU...

KITA proposals seek Seoul action on soaring Pacific rates

The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and...

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...

Eyes in skies and IoT are lubricating trade says ORBCOMM report

Increasing connectivity will develop supply chain systems as the logistics chain goes into technological overdrive with e-commerce solutions becoming the norm, riding on a...

Bunker fuels see uptrend despite IBIA’s forecast

The persistent worry that world economies are not recovering from the coronavirus lockdowns robustly enough to absorb a new increase in oil production is...
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Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

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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...