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Freight rates fall but congestion in Southern California is maintained

At least 35 to 40 ships were at anchor off the US West Coast this week as the congestion at ports continues in the...

European Gateway Services enhances Germany network

European Gateway Services (EGS) is expanding its network in Southern Germany with the new connection between Rotterdam and Regensburg in Bavaria, a fourth destination...

Liverpool proceeds with its growth project

The Port of Liverpool has announced the further arrival of five cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes as part of the next phase of growth...

CMA CGM pushes up European rates on Atlantic and Australasia routes

CMA CGM has announced increased rates from both the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, which will take effect from the beginning of the next month. Firstly...

China’s largest river- boxship makes maiden voyage

Wuhan Port and Shipping Development Group’s 1,124TEU Han Hai 5 Hao, China’s largest and most efficient river ship, completed its maiden when it arrived...

Montevideo container terminal to double its container capacity

The Belgian operator, Katoen Natie has confirmed an investment of approximately US$455 million in the expansion of the Montevideo container terminal, Terminal Cuenca del...

Mitsui and PACECO introduce port emissions solution

PACECO Group and Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) have announced the new Near Zero Emission (NZE) RTG Transtainer and the launch of the Zero Emission...

Antwerp launches succesful trials of Scheldt draught extension

Port of Antwerp has announced the first successful trial of the extension to the maximum draught of the Western Scheldt river with the 13,100TEU...

Seaspan buys two ULCV’s on charter with a major line

Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan) has entered into an agreement to acquire two 15,000TEU scrubber-fitted container ships on long-term charter with a global liner. The vessels, which...

Wan Hai buys another ship from CMB

Wan Hai has purchased its 11th ship since earmarking US$360 million to buy second-hand ships. The Panamax vessel was bought from CMB for US$21...

Dutch company to convert inland ships to H2

Vessel operator Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has partnered with terminal operator BCTN Container Terminals and the Holland Shipyards Group to convert its first inland...

Maersk Eindhoven and ONE Apus ready for operations

Both the Maersk Eindhoven and the ONE Apus which suffered major cargo losses in the Pacific are expected to resume service, with the Eindhoven...

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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

The Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings is remaining tight-lipped on market talk that it may take a stake in embattled liner operator Pacific...

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)...

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...

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...