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Will phase one deal de-escalate the US-China trade war?

“After nearly three years of discordant trade talks between the U.S. and China that have stifled gro...

Will ocean carriers scale back sailing cancellations?

“Arrival schedules for May and June are set. U.S. ports will see double-digit declines in inbound ca...

Will China seize prized port if Kenya can’t pay back its belt and road loans?

” The prospect that China might at some point be able to seize Kenya’s prized port of Mombasa has ca...

Wilhelmshaven Eurogate terminal offers flexible storage solution

“The Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is highlighting its ’20 in 20’ campaign as a solution...

Wilhelmsen Unveils Safe Mooring Solution

“Wilhelmsen, a provider of smart solutions for the shipping industry, has revealed that its latest r...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management takes 50% stake in Ahrenkiel Steamship

“Singapore-based ship manager Wilhelmsen Ship Management has acquired 50% stake Ahrenkiel Steamship, a subsidiary of Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG.” See the original story at Offshore Energy. Source: Offshore Energy (JK)

Wilhelmsen Launches World’s First Shore-to-Ship Drone

“Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Airbus have launched the world’s first shore-to-ship drone delivery...

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Dies at Eighty-Two

“Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, the fourth-generation owner of the Wilhelmsen group, died on February 22 at the age of 82.” See the original story at The Maritime Executive. Source: The Maritime Executive (JK)

Why European container lines are winning the reefer market share battle

“Asian container lines will have to adjust their management structures if they want to keep up with...

Why did 20,000+ TEU Mumbai Maersk run aground?

“A misjudgment during navigation was the probable cause of the grounding of the 20,568 TEU Mumbai Ma...

WHO Raises Coronavirus Threat Level to ‘Very High’

“The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries rep...

White House adviser says China trade deal signing expected soon

“The White House’s trade adviser on Monday said the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be si...

Where container shipping is flourishing?

"Liner shipping connectivity is key to the handling of container volumes and maintains a major chunk...

What Will Be the Role of Biofuels in Shipping’s Decarbonization?

“Biofuels are not likely to become the prevailing zero-carbon solution of choice in the shipping ind...

What the US mid-term election results mean for shipping

“The US “mid-term” elections, sandwiched in the even years halfway through Presidential terms, are n...

WFW advises MPCC on methanol-powered container ship order

"Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Norway-headquartered MPC Container Ships ASA (MPCC)...

Westports’ Volumes Drop due to Alliance Reshuffle

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Westports’ Nine-Month Container Volumes Down

“Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad saw its container volumes drop in the nine-month...

Westports’ Full Year Volume Dwindles

“Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad saw its full year volumes drop by between seven a...

Westports warns of lasting COVID-19 effects

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) suffered a drop in TEU throughput in the first quarter of 202...

Westports to continue with terminal expansion after traffic surge

“Westports will continue with its planned container terminal expansion after the surge of container...

Westports to Bid for Sri Lanka’s Terminal Project

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Westports sets new container volume record

“Westports Holdings Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Westports), has sa...

Westports sees TEU fall as pandemic alters economy

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) saw its TEU volume decline by 4% in the first nine months of 2020 year-on-year (YoY) due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Westports sees single-digit container throughput growth level in 2021

“Westports Holdings Bhd is expecting a single-digit container throughput growth level for the curren...

Westports prepares for terminal expansion in 2021

“Malaysia’s Westports has disclosed that work on its MYR10 billion (US$2.4 billion) terminal expansion will begin in 2021.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Westports predicts fall in TEU as COVID-19 bites

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) has become the latest major maritime stakeholder to suffer as...

Westports plans to invest RM800mil for port expansion

**Port operator Westports Holdings Bhd is allocating over RM800mil for its port expansion, including...

Westports opens legal action against Bank of America and Oracle

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) has commenced legal proceedings against Oracle Corporation Ma...

Westports Gets Green Light to Expand Container Facilities

**Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) informed that its wholly-owned subsi...

Westports eyes capacity expansion with land acquisition

“Westports Holdings Bhd wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd has entered into a condi...

Westports eyes automation and emerging technologies in expansion

“Planners behind the Westports expansion will be making a concerted effort to invest in automated co...

Westports expects to handle record 10 mil TEUs of containers this year

“Westports Holdings Bhd is expecting to handle an all-time record of more than 10 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) of containers this year.” To learn more, see the original story at The Edge Markets. Source: The Edge Markets (JK)

Westports enjoys TEU bounce thanks to yard utilisation

“Westport Holdings Berhad (Westports) saw its TEU volume increase by 11% in Q2 2021 despite the chal...

Westports earnings jump to RM155mil in Q4

**Westports Holdings Bhd, which saw its net profit rose 16.9% to RM154.99mil in the fourth quarter e...

Westport’s Q3 net profit rises to RM159m

“Westports Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019, rose to RM159.23 million from RM142.32 million in the same period last year.” See the original story at Malay Mail. Source: Malay Mail (JK)

Westport shortlist outlines new container port for Kwinana

“A new port will be developed at the Kwinana Outer Harbour under each of the five shortlisted options put forward by the Westport Taskforce.” To learn more, see the original story at WA Today. Source: WA Today (JK)

West Coast traffic shows no sign of slowing as Port of Oakland’s boom continues

“The surge in containerised traffic on the US West Coast shows no sign of slowing down, according to...

West Coast Ports’ Seek to Avert Cargo Chaos During Labor Talks

“As the US’s largest ports in California moved record amounts of cargo amid pandemic-induced supply-...

West Coast ports strike is unlikely even if no deal is reached by July

“Employers and the union representing more than 22,000 dockworkers at 30 US ports on the West Coast...

West Coast ports reduce idling vessels as container supply increases

"The queue of vessels waiting to unload goods at the Port of Los Angeles, North America’s busiest co...

West Coast ports continue COVID recovery with record traffic

“The ports of Los Angeles and Oakland have reported record-breaking traffic data in another sign tha...

West Coast ports and unions clash on automation ahead of talks

“The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has released a study extolling the benefits of port automati...

West Coast ports adjust night shift hours for COVID-19 sanitizing

“Terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland Tuesday will begin delaying...

West Coast port growth slows as China tariffs hit

“An unsettled 2019 has seen a divergence in growth between West and East coast ports as high exposur...

West coast port congestion ‘could last until summer peak season’

“Major port and landside congestion at US west coast ports could last until the summer peak season,...

West Coast North America – Australasia (WSN) Service – Void Sailing

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

In response to the current situation and cha...

West Coast longshore talks resume after 10-day break: source

“Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacifi...

West Coast longshore contract talks suspended until June 1

“Coastwide contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Co...

West Coast labor talks drive trans-Pacific share gains at East, Gulf coast ports

"Ports along the US East and Gulf coasts increased their share of imports from Asia during the first...