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Chinese factories see September orders slow

Surveys conducted by US based freight forwarders are showing that factories in China could be experiencing a slow in orders that will hit the...

Troubled Antong mulls restructuring options

Chinese state-owned groups China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have expressed an interest in restructuring troubled Chinese domestic...

Austrian forwarder acquires Ipsen’s global outlook

Fresh from the launch of its new home delivery service, Gebrüder Weiss has announced the acquisition of German maritime and air freight forwarder Ipsen...

Temasek unit to make interim investment in PIL

A unit of the Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings has agreed to make an initial investment in beleaguered liner operator Pacific International Lines...

Asian operator lifts Covid-19 gloom with higher 2020 profits

Samudera Shipping Line said that net profit for H1 2020 nearly tripled year-on-year to US$7.31 million, even as container volumes fell nearly 11%. The Indonesian...

Over aggressive capacity cuts, but rates still rising

Service demand has increased, 7.2% year-on-year on the Transpacific trade routes, but the reinstatement of capacity into the trade is less about demand and...

Digital platform aims to assist SME’s

In an effort to aid small and medium sized companies to control their own supply chains Maersk has announced the launch of a new...

Tension in Montreal as union condemns use of ‘scab’ labour

Trade union officers have condemned the use of ‘scab’ labour to move cargo in Montreal following a reported 99% vote in support of strike...

Covid-19 hits HPH’s H1 performance

Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) is expecting volumes to recover in H2 2020 as Chinese manufacturing is normalising after being hit hard by...

CMA CGM adjusts PSS and THCs

Eastbound spot rates out of Europe remain at more than double the levels of a year ago and CMA CGM is looking to benefit...

Updated: Strike at Montreal Port commences today

The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) at the Port of Montreal in Canada has said that a dockers strike will commence today, 27 July, at...

Austrian forwarder develops its home delivery services

Rapid and profound changes into consumer behaviour has led Austria-based freight forwarder Gebrüder Weiss to provide alternative delivery systems as the business to consumer...
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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...

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,...

Truckers hit back at carriers in US chassis dispute

US truckers have responded to international shipping lines’ “motion to dismiss” a USD$1.8 billion complaint over “unfair” practises surrounding the use of chassis for...

MSC and CMA CGM join Maersk’s blockchain initiative

Two of the largest global carriers CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced their integration onto TradeLens, the blockchain platform jointly developed...

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