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Norway shuts ports to Russian ships

“The Government of Norway has announced that it will follow the EU in closing its borders and ports to all Russian transports, except for fishing vessels.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

‘We need more box ships’ – PIL joins industry-wide chase for tonnage

“Revived Singapore-based liner operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) has joined the industry-wi...

Maersk completes Pilot Freight Services acquisition

“A.P. Moller-Maersk has announced the completion of its acquisition of Pilot Freight Services, a US-...

Port of Long Beach boosts rail capacity

“The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has completed the construction of a new rail project that will increa...

COSCO achieves first docking through 5G unmanned container trucks

“COSCO Shipping announced that 5G unmanned container trucks have completed mixed operations for specialized vessels at Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Qinhuangdao port enters lockdown as Beijing readies stimulus package

“The northern port of Qinhuangdao in Hebei province is the latest Chinese commodities hub to get hit...

Feng Boming leaves Cosco Shipping Ports

“Hong Kong-listed terminal operator Cosco Shipping Ports announced that Feng Boming has resigned as...

SITC orders 10 boxships at Huanghai

“Fast-growing Chinese containerline SITC has inked orders for ten 1,800 teu vessels at Huanghai Shipbuilding in Weihai in northeast China. No price has been indicated for this latest deal.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

OOCL launches A3 Express Loop (A3X) to offer express linkage between China and Australia

The following release was published by Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL):

OOCL is lau...

COSCO aims to be carbon neutral by 2060

“COSCO Shipping Holdings (COSCO) is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 by using alternative fuels and renewable energy.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

ONE reports revenues of $30.1 billion in FY2021

“Ocean Network Express (ONE) has published its operational results for Financial Year (FY) 2021, reporting a substantial increase in revenue.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

UK ports ‘wasted time, effort, and money’ on Brexit white elephants

“The future of UK Brexit border checks on EU goods is in question, and ports want compensation for the investments made in good faith.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Swire Shipping to acquire Westwood Shipping Lines

“Swire Shipping affiliate SSPL US Inc. signed an agreement to acquire independent US operator Westwood Shipping Lines.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Newbuilding orders at Chinese yards fall 42.3% in Q1

“Chinese shipyards’ newly received shipbuilding order volume was 9.93m dwt in the first quarter of 2022, declined 42.3% year-on-year.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Bangladesh exporters welcome two more Chittagong Europe direct services

“Two more shipping lines will start direct services to Europe from Chittagong next month, facilitating access to half of Bangladesh’s export markets” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Belgian ports complete merger, Port of Antwerp-Bruges officially commences operations

“The Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge have officially completed their merger and will from now on operate under the name, Port of Antwerp-Bruges.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Dockworker seriously injured after 12-metre fall at Piraeus port

“A dockworker fell from a height of 12 metres in the Greek port of Piraeus, while he was working on a container ship at Pier III of the COSCO-owned port on 28 April.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

ATI Batangas Container Terminal selects DP World’s terminal operating system

“DP World has completed the implementation of CARGOES TOS+ Terminal Operating System at the ATI Batangas Container Terminal in the Philippines.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Maersk Pakistan registers 33% growth in exports in first quarter

“A.P. Moller – Maersk claims that its strong commitment towards Pakistani exporters is yielding results, reporting growth in its exports during the first quarter of 2022.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Shanghai port reports 8.14% jump in Q1 throughput, but virus impact looms large in April

“The Port of Shanghai, one of the world’s largest ports in terms of cargo tonnage, reported a stable...

Port of Abidjan takes delivery of six fleet gantries

“Côte d’Ivoire Terminal has acquired six fleet gantries for the second container terminal currently under construction at the Port of Abidjan.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Yang Ming receives another 11,000 TEU container vessel

“Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) has taken delivery of the 11,000 TEU YM Trophy – the latest addition to the carrier’s fleet.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

MSC Thailand adopts digital approach for deliveries

“Mediterranean Shipping Company Thailand (MSC) has implemented the CODEX Electronic Delivery Order (e-DO) Service for the digitalisation of deliveries.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

SIPG offers container storage discounts even as lines continue to blank sailings

“Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) is offering a 50% discount on container storage fees to help alleviate the impact of the month-long lockdown on shippers.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Kuehne+Nagel reports strong Q1 financial results

“Kuehne+Nagel has achieved increases in its financial figures during the first quarter of the year,...

Duisport Group reports significant increases in earnings amid slight container growth

“The duisport Group has announced that in the 2021 financial year the Port of Duisburg’s container turnover rose slightly by 2% to around 4.3 million TEU.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Sri Lanka to collect shipping payments only in US dollars, aims to exceed US$100 million/year in revenue

“Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Cabinet Minister Ports and Shipping Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon has...

Hapag-Lloyd offers rail option to the west coast from Virginia

“Hapag-Lloyd has reworked its Mediterranean Gulf Coast Express (MGX) service, adding a US East Coast...

Container delays expected to last through H1 2023: Drewry

“Ocean carriers can expect container system inefficiencies to continue through the first half of 202...

India-US contract rates soar amid steady levels on other trades

“While carrier pricing across major routes has begun to show some signs of softening after hitting stratospheric levels over the past year, there is an outlier: the India-US trade.” See the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

More disruption to follow China’s lockdowns: S&P Global

“The lifting of COVID-19 lockdowns in China — whenever it happens — will send a wave of containers a...

Hapag-Lloyd Baltic Express (BAX) service Update

The following update was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

There’s a new rotation coming up for our Balti...

GPA orders new crane fleet to accommodate capacity expansion

“The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has placed an order for 7 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 15 Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTG).” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Maersk Q1 revenues total almost $20 billion

“A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has published its financial results for Q1 2022, posting revenues of...

Shanghai holds strong as blank sailing fears continue

“The Port of Shanghai has remained operational despite its ongoing lockdown – however continued disr...

Pacific Northwest to boost container links with MARAD Marine Highway funding

“Supply chains in the Alaska, Hawaii and Washington regions will receive a funding boost to containe...

SeaPort Manatee to add two harbour cranes to fleet

“SeaPort Manatee and terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc. have announced the delivery of two new Kone...

DP World finishes construction of first industrial building in SC Logistics Park

“DP World has announced it has completed construction of the first industrial building in the South Carolina Gateway Logistics Park.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Port Klang is set three-day deadline for clearing containerised imports

“Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport has set a three-day deadline – from entry date to customs clearanc...

Cargo debris outside X-Press Pearl wreckage safety zone fully recovered

“All cargo debris outside the 1,000-metre safety zone of the X-Press Pearl wreckage has been recovered from water depths over 10 meters.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Hapag-Lloyd to equip entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices

“Hapag-Lloyd has decided to equip its entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices, after successfully introducing real-time monitoring for its reefer fleet in 2019.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

CMA CGM announces new intermodal service in Zimbabwe

“CMA CGM has announced a dedicated new service offering with an intermodal solution to serve Harare...

China starts its first autonomous boxship service

“China’s first autonomous containership has entered service this month. Following months of extensiv...

Port of Durban slowly recovers after flood devastation

“Operations at the Port of Durban have gradually restarted after the deadly floods in South Africa earlier this month.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Kribi Container Terminal receives Green Terminal label

“Kribi Container Terminal (KCT), located in the Port of Kribi, has received the Green Terminal label following an audit carried out by Bureau Veritas.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Rotterdam container volumes fall in light of Ukraine war

“Container volumes at the Port of Rotterdam have fallen 1.4 per cent to 3.6 million TEU in Q1 2022.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Carriers adopt ‘hardcore’ blank sailing strategy as export bookings plunge

“As Shanghai enters the fourth week of its zero-tolerance Covid lockdown, forward export bookings ar...

Chittagong port faces severe congestion as Eid holiday looms

“Chittagong seaport is set to see severe container and vessel congestion in its yards as Bangladesh approaches the nine-day Eid festival holiday on Friday.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

New routes needed for Ukrainian freight as costs soar at port of Constanta

“Congestion at Constanta caused by Ukrainian imports is also stifling critical grain exports, as forwarders look for new routes for Ukrainian goods as costs in Romania increase.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

DP World to sell its stake in India East Coast terminal

“DP World has reportedly reached a deal to sell its minority stake in the Visakha Container Terminal...

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