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Port of Kaohsiung Advances Terminal Modernizations

"The Port of Kaohsiung has embarked on four new terminal modernizations that will increase electrifi...

Wilson Sons owns the world’s 6th best container terminal of less than 500,000 TEUs

"A leader in port and maritime logistics in Brazil, Wilson Sons owns the world’s 6th best container...

Anyone got a ship for an east-west service? Carriers scramble for tonnage

"Ocean carriers are “scrambling for any tonnage” to provide additional capacity on east-west service...

East coast port strike looms larger as union takes a tough stance on wages

"The International Longshoremen Association (ILA), which represents some 85,000 port workers along t...

Port of Long Beach Trade Slows in May

The following release was published by Port of Long Beach:

Shifting trade routes and canceled v...

Georgia Ports Authority sees 22 percent container growth

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A strengthening retail market combined wi...

Early birds hit by spot rate boom

"Christmas has come early for the shipping lines with peak season arriving ahead of its usual schedu...

Maersk - Service Changes WAFEX

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We wish to inform you about important changes to...

Boxships being chartered for in excess of $100,000 a day

"The buoyant container shipping market has seen charter rates return to six-digit territory for the...

Wan Hai Lines Holds Naming Ceremony for 13,100teu Newbuilding “WAN HAI A16”

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Wan Hai Lines held ship naming ceremony for WAN...

MSC faces another hurdle in its bid to operate at Hamburg port

"Mediterranean Shipping Co’s hopes to complete its buy-in to Hamburg port by the end of June now fac...

Container trades back in 'pandemic-level territory' – with rates still rising

"Fresh warnings of further spot freight rate rises were issued on the first day of the TOC Europe 20...

Port of Los Angeles May Cargo Volume ‘Strong, Consistent’ at 753,000 Container Units

The following release was published by Port of Los Angeles: The Port of Los Angeles processed 752...

Tangier Med the African port complying with EU emissions regs

"Tangier Med terminal in Morocco offers excellent access to the European market but this has also le...

Port of New Orleans gets infrastructure funding

"The Louisiana Legislature has allocated $230.5 million to the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) for i...

Two More OOCL 24,188 TEU Mega Vessels Start Operation

The following release was published by OOCL:

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (“OOCL”) celeb...

MSC Reinstates Mustang Service Between Asia to USWC

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In response to increasing transpacific market deman...

Morocco’s Tanger Med Port Expects to Exceed Nominal Container Capacity

"Morocco’s Tanger Med port expects to top its nominal processing capacity of nine million containers...

Hapag-Lloyd Sees Prolonged Red Sea Reroutings Regardless of Ceasefire

"German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd does not anticipate the shipping industry to resume sailing thr...

WEC Lines Launches Fast & Direct Service Between Dublin & Liverpool and Iberia

The following release was published by WEC Lines:

WEC Lines is excited to announce that as from...

Port of Salalah expansion on track to further reduce port stay by year end

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With the arrival of the final four of ten...

DP World Announces Major Investments in Latin American Ports to Boost Capacity and Efficiency

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Strategic enhancements in Ecuador and Peru pos...

Panama Canal announces new increase in draft and daily transits

"The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will increase the current number of daily transits from 32 to 33,...

Singapore container prices boom amidst demand surge

"Box prices in Singapore have swelled 26% in the six months up to May this year according to Contain...

Rotation Change on Sakura Service - Maersk

The following release was published by Maersk:

As part of our continuous efforts to optimize ou...

Blank sailings on the rise at Canadian ports as carriers fret over rail strike

As uncertainty hangs over Canada’s rail system being shut down by a strike, shipping lines on the tr...

CMA CGM launches the French Peak Service: An exceptional seasonal shipping line to meet high demand between Asia and Europe

The following release was published by CMA CGM:

  • 7 additional sailings with 7,000-TEU vessel...

BAL relaunch China-Mexico Express (CMX) service

"BAL Container Line has relaunched the China-Mexico Express (CMX) service calling at Yantian, Qingda...

SeaLead Launches Liner Shipping Service Connecting China, South Korea and US West Coast

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New service offers fast, reliable shipping solu...

French ports face a month of chaos and disruption as workers strike

"A month of chaos and disruption could lie ahead for France’s major ports, including box hubs Le Hav...

ILA suspends contract talks over alleged automation at Mobile

"Negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime...

Porto Itapoá records 500,000 TEU so far

"Porto Itapoá has handled an impressive 500,000 TEU in the first five months of 2024." See the origi...

"Mawani" Exported containers increased by 13.61%, while imported containers rose by 5.30%.

The following release was published by Mawani:

Ports overseen by the Saudi Ports Authority "Maw...

Djibouti strongly rejects low port efficiency ranking

"The Djibouti government describes as ‘obviously absurd’ a fall of over 350 places in World Bank and...

Baltimore channel fully reopened

"The full 700 foot width of the Fort McHenry Federal Channel in Baltimore has been reopened after th...

CMA CGM to enhance its NWUK & SCUK services

The following release was published by CMA CGM:

We are thrilled to announce our customers signi...

MSC ULCV call adds to congestion at 'unprepared' port of Karachi

"A recent record-setting call from the 19,368-teu containership MSC Anna has created heavy landside...

Evergreen splashes out $500m on feeder vessels and more containers

"Evergreen is spending more than $510m on new ships and containers." See the original story at: *The...

Threat of Canadian rail strike looms again after bid for conciliation fails

"Last week’s meetings between the Teamsters union (TCRC) and Canadian National Railway (CN) were aba...

Houthi Rebels Hit Two Merchant Ships in Two Days

"Yemen’s Houthis on Friday said they targeted two vessels in the Red Sea with drones and missiles, b...

Are Geopolitical Conflicts Push Shipping Towards a Golden Era?

"If there was a universal theme at the parties, presentations and meetings in the world’s shipping c...

Cape Town Tells Port to Do Better After Being Ranked Last in World

"The Port of Cape Town was urged to do better by the city that surrounds it after ranking last globa...

CMA CGM, ONE drive Singapore’s container volume increase

"The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has confirmed that CMA CGM and Ocean Network Exp...

Maersk - Changes to Asia/Latin America coverage

The following release was published by Maersk:

In our aim to continually give you the best abil...

MSC Launches Carioca: New Standalone Service Connecting Asia to South America East Coast

The following release was published by MSC:

MSC is delighted to announce the launch of its new...

MSC Launches Britannia: New Standalone Loop Connecting Asia To North Europe

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MSC is delighted to announce the creation of its ne...

Wan Hai and Cosco launch more transpacific services as rates soar

"Wan Hai and Cosco have started new transpacific services in response to rising freight rates." See...

Containership Malfunction Causes Commotion in Charleston Harbor

"Charleston’s Cooper River was the scene of a dramatic incident on Wednesday, as a malfunctioning co...

Second bridge disaster averted, as Baltimore prepares to reopen shipping channel

"As a runaway ship threatened a second US bridge this week, Baltimore authorities announced that the...

U.S. Container Imports Continue to Gain

"May 2024 marked another month of remarkable growth for U.S. container imports, registering a 6.2% i...