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THE Alliance withdraws Rotterdam call from F4 service

THE Alliance has decided to terminate calling Rotterdam on the Eastbound rotation of its Far East Loop 4 (FE4) for a period of seven...

MSC announces Asia blank sailings

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed several sailing omissions in the next weeks on its Asia to West Africa, South Africa, Indian Ocean, East...

South China ports disruption triggers more than 130 omissions

More than 130 omitted calls and over 60 added calls have been noted for the period 23 May - 26 June due to low...

2M Alliance omits Hamburg on its Asia-Europe service

High yard density and long waiting time in the Port of Hamburg have forced 2M Alliance to omit the call on the major German...

2M Alliance revises schedule from Asia to North America WC

Due to the current challenging market situation impacting port activities, generating congestion and schedule delays across the supply chain, 2M Alliance has decided to...

2M Alliance delays the return of its Transpacific EC services

MSC has announced that they will postpone the first sailing dates of the 2M Alliance's services, Liberty/TP23, America/TP17 and Emerald/TP16, as they are still...

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...

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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

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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...