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India delays implementation of SCMTR rules

Implementation of the India Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR), will now be delayed until 30 September 2020 according to a statement issued...

Ship sales see FSL Trust exit the container sector

A lack of optimism over demand for container shipping has caused First Ship Lease Trust (FSLT) to retreat from the segment, with the sales...

Storms lead to Mumbai crane collapse

Heavy winds and rain at India’s west coast Port of Mumbai have led to the collapse of three cranes at the facility. According to the...

More Montreal strikes expected next week

Dockers unions in the Canadian port of Montreal have said they are prepared to strike again next week after negotiations with the employers’ representatives,...

Work starts on second phase of Wuhan intermodal facility

Construction work on the second phase of the Wuhan Yangluo Port Rail-Water Intermodal Transport Base began 1 August 2020. Wuhan is positioned to become an...

New Sogemar CEO to start in September

Integrated services provider, Sogemar, a subsidiary of Contship Italia, itself owned by the German terminal operator Eurokai, will see its long serving CEO Sebastiano...

Beirut death toll rises as PM vows retribution on those responsible

Authorities in Lebanon say that some 2,750tonnes of ammonium nitrate were ignited following a fire at a nearby warehouse where fireworks were stored, causing...

Bangkok Bridge to get crew change says Hapag-Lloyd

Following crew testing on the Bangkok Bridge and the Ital Lirica, Hapag-Lloyd a partner in the Africa-Asia services, the carrier has announced that the...

Updated: Massive explosion rips through the Port of Beirut

An explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon has caused carnage in the country’s capital. The blast occurred after what appeared to be...

Hapag-Lloyd raises THCs

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has announced new terminal charges that will apply to cargo shipped between Europe and the US. From 1 September terminal handling...

Rate recovery and falling fuel costs helps ONE to Q1 profit

Falling revenues failed to halt soaring profits at Ocean Network Express (ONE) as the Singapore-based carrier recorded net profits of US$167 million, in the...

FMC monitors lines as SCFI breaks US$3,000 bar

Aggressive capacity management by carriers, currently being monitored by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), has pushed the US west coast Shanghai Containerized Freight Index...
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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...

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...