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Singapore fire experts await return of MOL Charisma

The MOL Charisma is sailing to Singapore where experts will investigate the hold fire incident, which took place off Sri Lanka on 1 September. MOL...

APM Terminals Mumbai installs Navis tech solution

APM Terminals Mumbai, India's busiest container terminal handling facility, has installed the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS), the selected global standard for APM...

Pole Star introduces new bill of lading system

Maritime technology company Pole Star has announced the launch of a new extension to PurpleTRAC; Bill of Lading Verification (BLV). Pole Star, through its web-based PurpleTRAC...

DNV GL calls for carbon taxes

Classification society DNV GL has called for policy makers to grasp the nettle and introduce regulations that will drive decarbonisation in the maritime sector...

MOL Charisma cargo condition still unknown

Undamaged cargo on the MOL Charisma, which suffered a cargo fire on 1 September off Sri Lanka, remains on board the vessel while the...

MSC partners with Jotun for rebotic cleaning technology

MSC will install Jotun HullSkater, which is claimed to be the first robotic technology designed for proactive cleaning, and the specially developed high-performance SeaQuantum...

South Korean’s gear up for smart ships

In the latest move to develop and analyse data the South Korean companies Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and HMM have partnered to develop digital...

Weak container demand sees Singamas diversify

Pacific International Lines' (PIL) container manufacturing subsidiary, Singamas, is diversifying its business as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused demand for containers to plunge. Singamas’ first...

Rapid cargo delivery is key to dynamic developing market

Key developments within the container shipping industry will see shipping lines transporting far more LCL (less than container load) cargoes and the development of...

Reduced costs boosts CMA CGM’s Q2 profits

CMA CGM's container traffic volumes decreased for the first time since 2009 as a result of lockdown measures in several countries. A perceptible fall of...

BOCOM Leasing extends buying spree with Sinokor boxships

Bank of Communications (BOCOM) Financial Leasing has made more container ships acquisitions, buying four ships from South Korean tonnage provider Sinokor Merchant Marine. Container News...

MOL ship suffers hold fire off Sri Lanka

Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that a vessel operated by its alliance partner, MOL, the MOL Charisma, experienced a cargo fire in hold No.5 on 1...
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MSC container vessel loses more than 20 boxes in Algoa Bay

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