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Twill is now live in Germany

Twill, a digital freight forwarding platform, designed to make shipping simple, is now live in Germany – widely considered to be the largest EU...

IMF downgrades outlook for the world economy

The IMF announced it had reduced its outlook on the global economy to a 3.7% growth rate for this year and next, down...

Liner balance postponed (BIFA)

A gloomier world economic outlook and rising trade tensions have forced Drewry to downgrade its forecast for container demand over the next five years,...

Maersk invests in startup Loadsmart

Maersk’s venture investment arm is part of a $21.6 million funding round in the New York startup A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S is investing in U.S. freight-booking startup...

Hapag-Lloyd places mega order with Maersk

Hamburg-based global container line Hapag-Lloyd has recently announced new reefer bookings of 11,100 units and awarded Maersk Container Industry (MCI) a huge order totaling...

New regulation on European Maritime Single Window

ESC joining other stakeholders welcomes the European Commission’s new proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Maritime Single Window Environment. The new regulation...

Two Containerships’ vessels christened

Containerships’ third and fourth LNG-powered vessels were christened last week at the Wenchong Shipyard, China. The vessels received names M/S Containerships Finn and M/S...

ANL’s revised dates due to collision

The ANL Geelong V094N/095S was involved in a collision with a ferry (MV Su Zhou Hao) while departing Shanghai on 2nd October while under...

Lack of progress on Brexit concerns ESC

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about a lack of progress on Brexit negotiations and is supporting its member, the UK’s Freight Transport Association...

Cleanup of MED started after ships’ collision

At a Glance A pair of merchant ships collided causing a fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea. No injuries were reported in the collision. ...

Record imports push US trade gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of...

NWSA welcomes first PIL vessel after 4 years

Pacific International Lines’ Kota Pekarang arrived at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 6, making its maiden voyage to Seattle. “The Northwest Seaport Alliance...

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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...