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Vancouver’s record mid-year report can’t hide trade turbulence

Tuesday Aug 20th 2019

“The Port of Vancouver handled a record amount of cargo in volumes and containers during the first half of 2019 as Canada’s largest maritime trade hub showed resilience but not immunity to economic headwinds. Cargo volumes increased by 0.5 percent to 72.5 million metric tons compared to the first half of 2018. The number of […]

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Maersk says trade war could remove 0.5% container demand in 2019 and 2020

Tuesday Aug 20th 2019

” AP Moller-Maersk has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war is impacting growth, and it could “in isolation remove up to 0.5% of global container demand” in 2019 and 2020. ” To learn more, see the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JB)

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Port of Tanjung Pelepas Breaks It’s Record for Container Vessel Utilization

Tuesday Aug 20th 2019

“The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has broken its record for container vessel utilisation following the implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). PTP handled the MSC Gulsun, the largest container ship in the world, last month, departing with 19,574 teu.” To learn more, see the original story at Container Management. Source: Container […]

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World’s Largest Container Ship Completes First Voyage from Asia to Europe

Tuesday Aug 20th 2019

The following release was published by MSC: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company today announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU* vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to […]

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