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Ningbo-Zhoushan takes majority stake in Yangtze River terminal

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has become the largest shareholder of Jiangyin Sunan International Container Terminal as it targets throughput growth. China’s busiest port and the second busiest...

South Carolina terminals brace for Tropical Storm Isaias

South Carolina ports have imposed restrictions on operations starting tomorrow, as they brace themselves for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Terminal work will begin...

Two crew on Hapag-Lloyd vessels test positive for Coronavirus

Crew aboard two South African services operated by the German carrier Hapag-Lloyd have tested positive for Covid-19, with the ships now at anchorage the...

Tropical storm set to disrupt North Carolina ports operations

The US East Coast ports in North Carolina have issued storm warnings as Tropical Storm Isaias continues to close in to the region, with...

Updated: MSC ships divert to Halifax as new strike hits Montreal

Further industrial action has been advised by the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) in Montreal Canada, as Longshoremen's Union has filed another 72-hour notice of...

Evergreen joins vessel recycling initiative

Major Taiwan container ship operator Evergreen Marine Corporation has joined the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) initiative that allows ship operators to securely share...

Ongoing dispute will keep Montreal container terminals closed

The ongoing industrial dispute between the container terminal operators and longshoremen at Canada’s east coast port in in Montreal means that there will be...

Shippers accuse lines of profiteering over Karachi detention charges

Shippers using the Pakistani Port of Karachi are facing massive detention charges on cargo that they cannot move out of the port as a...

PIL says expenditure must be controlled

Pacific International Lines (PIL), the embattled Singaporean liner operator, said that market conditions remain challenging and expenditure must continue to be controlled. In a filing...

BPA forms LNG bunkering JV with KOGAS

Busan Port Authority (BPA) has formed a joint venture with the government-backed LNG procurement agency Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), to supply LNG bunkers in...

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...
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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...