• UK shipping company announces rebrand after massive investment

    Portico has been revealed as the new brand for Portsmouth based shipping and cargo handling company, known previously as MMD Shipping Services. As a deep-sea port, with excellent transport links by road, rail and sea, Portico has secured £15m worth of investment over the next 10 years, which will dr…

  • Global Ship Lease signs new charter with Hapag-Lloyd

    Global Ship Lease, Inc. (“GSL” or the “Company”), a containership charter owner, has agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for the 2015-built, 9,115 TEU containership UASC Al Khor. The new charter is in direct continuation of the current charter and is expected to commence in June, 2019, with…

  • MSC, Contship Italia in talks for the largest Italian container terminal

    MSC discusses with Contship Italia in order to acquire 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal. In addition to this, MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and …

  • HMM, CNC and RCL merge their services

    Regional Container Lines (RCL), with its partners CNC and HMM merge RCL’s current RBC5 with the CSE service from CNC and HMM into a 6 x 1,700 TEU sized vessels covering: Ningbo (Sun) Shanghai (Tue) Ho Chi Minh (Mon) Manila North (Saturday) Shanghai (Thu) Shanghai (Fri) Ningbo (Sat) Laem Chabang (Sun…

  • Grande America sank: 2,000 cars, 365 containers on board – France began clean-up operation

    French authorities began a clean-up operation on Friday, March 15, after the Italian container ship “Grande America” sank off the French Atlantic Coast while carrying 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel. Despite poor weather conditions, four ships began a clean-up operation on Friday afternoon. The 214-metre…

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Asia to Australia: ANL increases rates

ANL will be implementing a rate restoration program from 1st April, 2019 to all customers in Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. From 1st April, 2019 all export shipments with origin in Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan to ports and points in …

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Port of NY & NJ develops a “green” strategy

Last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the country to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-sponsored pact to bring the world’s countries together to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …

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Inmarsat brings Crew Xpress to market

Inmarsat, the global leader in mobile satellite communications, is staying ahead of fast-changing dynamics in ship connectivity by launching Crew Xpress, a new service for crew available as part of an ever increasing number of services on Fleet Xpress. The new service package includes a …

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COSCO to adjust its export THC tariffs

COSCO SHIPPING LINES will adjust its export THC tariffs for foreign trade services in mainland China starting from March 20, 2019 (Beijing time). The new THC standards as follows: 1. For base ports located in North China (including Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao)  Currency: CNY 2. For …

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Maersk: Keep calm and prepare for Brexit

Maersk’s article about upcoming Brexit: On 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union (EU) as the result of the referendum held in June 2016. While there are still last negotiations ongoing between the two parties regarding terms of the separation, …

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project44 extends Advanced Visibility Platform

project44 announced on March 5 the availability of ocean visibility on the project44 Advanced Visibility Platform. Ocean visibility enables shippers, including beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), freight forwarders (FFWs) and third-party logistics firms (3PLs), to track North American-bound container shipments as they arrive in port for …

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Drewry, World Container Index – 07 Mar

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is down 2.5% to $1,440.24 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 07 March 2019).   Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World …

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DP World Europe makes a mega order to Kalmar

DP World selects again Kalmar in order to enhance four European container terminals. With a massive order of 63 Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers, DP World plans to strongly equip its terminals. The order was booked in the first quarter of Cargotec and the most of the …

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POLB’s Ninth Street railroad closure

Operational closure to improve movement of cargo by rail at Port The Ninth Street railroad crossing near Pico Avenue in the harbor district in West Long Beach will be closed as of March 9, 2019, in a move that will immediately improve rail operations and …

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Cargo flows improved at Port Manila South Harbor

The collaborative synergy between Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), port authorities and international shipping lines has yielded positive gains in significantly freeing up yard space and further easing cargo flows at the international gateway port Manila South Harbor. As of March 4, yard utilization at Manila …

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New Belarusian Railways’ service in Europe

GANTSEVICHI – A solemn ceremony took place in Gantsevichi, Brest Oblast on 5 March to send off the first container train, which will deliver products of Belarusian woodworking companies to Romania, BelTA has learned. The train comprises 124 increased-capacity containers on 31 special well cars. The …

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A “refrigerated” interview by Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd published an interview with Sergio Cuahutle, Senior Sales Manager Execution at Hapag-Lloyd (America) LLC, explaining which customers Caribbean Express Service (CES) targets, and the advantages of shipping fruits in reefer containers.   What sort of customers is Hapag-Lloyd targeting with this service? Costa Rica …

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New member in Containerships’ truck fleet

According to a statement, Containerships welcomes the new member of its LNG truck fleet. IVECO Stralis NP 460 6×2 will enhance company’s truck power, as it’s a tractor designed to be the most sustainable heavy truck for over 42-tonne operations. It’s, also, the first three-axle tractor in …

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APL announces new Shipping Certificate Fee

APL announces that the Shipping Certificate Fee will be adjusted with effect from April 1, 2019. Effective Date: April 1, 2019 Origin: All Origins Destination: All Destinations Quantum: HKD 620 per Set – Applicable for Intra-Asia and Asia-Europe Trade – A Shipping Certificate Fee of HK$620 per set will …

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MSC announces fresh FAK rates

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. announces the following freight rates as from April 1st,  2019 until further notice. All Prices are in US Dollars unless otherwise specified. o   CSF (CARRIER SECURITY FEE): USD 11 / CONTAINER –  EUR 9/CONTAINER FAK excludes all IMO Category commodities …

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APL updates its Latin America network

APL constantly reviews its services for operational efficiency and to meet customers’ shipping needs. As such, please be informed of the new port rotations on the West Coast Service (WCS) and Island Bridge Express (IBX) services, below: WCS new port rotation (weekly fixed-day service): Balboa – Guayaquil – Callao – Paita – …

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Transit of goods via Iran increases

Tehran– Transit of commodities via Iran rose 14 percent during the ten-month period from March 21, 2018 to January 20, 2019 from the same period of time in the previous year, IRNA reported on Monday citing the data released by Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO). …

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