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Maersk cancels MED-Gulf sailings

Maersk has announced that the poor schedule reliability and vessel delays, driven by bad weather and local congestion in US terminals, have rendered it...

MSC defends March blank sailings

MSC has announced blank sailings during the ninth week of the year, which start on 1 March, to rationalise capacity supply from Asia to...

The 2M Alliance replaces Felixstowe with Liverpool for Atlantic services

The 2M Alliance will change its UK port call from Felixstowe to Liverpool on its TA2/NEUATL2 transatlantic service from next week. Maersk Line and Mediterranean...

Pandemic is continuing to affect liner schedules

Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge the container shipping industry, forcing shipping lines to implement several blank sailings and rotation changes across the world. Maersk Line...

Major lines unveil December blank sailings

THE Alliance carriers has annoinunced its December service cancellations that it says will match the fluctuating demand of the global shipping market and respond...

Shifting equipment acts as limit to capacity in European trades

Blanked sailings and the shift of equipment to more lucrative trades has combined with increased volumes to raise rates in the Asia to Europe...

Hapag-Lloyd cancels sailings due to East Asia typhoons

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that as a consequence of the weather conditions, such as typhoons and related heavy port congestion in East Asia, both AN1...

Shipper anger as THE Alliance adjusts November schedules on higher rates

Confidence is being "eroded" and the relationship between the shipping lines and their customers is becoming increasingly strained according to the European Shippers' Council...

Golden Week transpacific blankings reach Covid-19 peak levels

The capacity reductions which have been already decided by the shipping lines amidst the upcoming Chinese Golden Week are at similar levels to the...

Pacific boom reaches Golden Week zenith as 2M Alliance trims services

MSC and Maersk's 2M Alliance has followed THE Alliance's lead and has withdrawn several scheduled sailings due to the upcoming Chinese Golden Week and...

Covid and Golden Week force THE Alliance to cancel October sailings

The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Llloyd, Yang Ming, ONE and HMM, have updated the latest service adjustments in October. This is a result of the...

Ocean and 2M Alliances post Golden Week blank sailings

Maersk and MSC's 2M Alliance and Ocean Alliance, which is comprised of CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL, have announced void sailings due to...

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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...

Chinese shipyards win giant container ship order

Chinese shipyards will build six 24,232TEU containerships, the largest in the world as of today, that the Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)...

MSC Rosa M damages Mumbai crane

The 14,000TEU MSC Rosa M has hit and seriously damaged a crane at the DP World terminal in Nhava Sheva, NSIGT in Mumbai, while...

Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...