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Talia F crew suffered three-hour ordeal

Seventeen crew members on board the MSC Talia F, which was attacked by pirates suffered a three-hour ordeal as the attackers searched for hostages...

Port of Hamburg calls out misleading empties reports

There is no scarcity of empty containers at the Port of Hamburg said the port’s CEO Axel Mattern following an extensive survey of the...

Kalmar to supply first straddle carrier in Japan

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Tokuyama Kairiku Unso K.K. to supply a hybrid straddle carrier for the company’s operations at...

Port of Oslo agrees deal for Kalmar for AutoRTG technology

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply three fully electric Kalmar AutoRTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes to Oslo Port Authority. The...

Maersk introduces reefer PSS from Spain to Far East

Maersk is introducing a peak season surcharge (PSS) for all reefer cargo from Spain to Asia effective from 1 April 2020. Charge Code Origin Destination Container Size Type Currency...

Container throughput in China shrinks in February

The combined volume of containerized shipments handled at ports in China nosedived 17.9% from a year earlier to 13.7 million TEU in February under...

Port Botany enjoys new ARMG cranes arrival

After three weeks at sea, the new Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) and Siemens Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes arrived onboard the...

Unifeeder connects Grangemouth and London

The arrival of the cargo vessel the Anna G into Scotland’s container terminal in east coast port of Grangemouth in March launched a new container...

MABUX bunker index – 23 March

The spread between VLSFO and 380HFO remains at very low levels. In particular the global average spread is US$72/tonne on 23 March 2020. On a...

Hapag-Lloyd updates schedule in two services

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that several AL6 vessels are currently behind their schedules due to operational interruptions such as bad weather and port congestion. In order...

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PIL admits to financial stress

Pacific International Lines (PIL) boss Teo Siong Seng has admitted on 23 March 2020 that the company is in talks with several creditors, including...

PIL continues ship sales with Wan Hai Neo-Panamax deal

Pacific International Lines (PIL) continues to sell container ships amid talk of financial pressures at the Singapore-based liner operator. On 2 March 2020, Taiwanese carrier...

Kuehne + Nagel and XPO Logistics agree for UK contract logistics portfolio

Kuehne + Nagel has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a major part of its United Kingdom contract logistics portfolio to XPO Logistics. The...

Lines race to reposition empties as China returns to work

The impact of the Covid-19 virus on the supply is waning fast according to Sea-Intelligence’s latest Spotlight newsletter, with the race now on to...

Inactive container ships at all-time high

The number of unemployed container ships is now at an all-time high, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the delay in scrubber installations at...

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