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DP World strikes agreement on new terminal at Port of Constanta

“The Romanian government has signed an agreement with Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporati...

‘No end in sight’: Congestion levels continue to climb as boxships queue outside German ports

“Congestion in container shipping is continuing to rise with more than 12 per cent of all shipped goods currently stuck.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Qingdao Port becomes the world’s first hydrogen-powered and 5G intelligent port

“Shandong Provincial People’s Government has shared insights into its automated container terminal at Qingdao Port as part of the 2022 Qingdao Multinationals Summit.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

PSA and OOCL complete green container flow trial at Keppel Distripark

“PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) have successfully compl...

Another strike at major German ports as pay negotiations break down again

“As the RMT union leads UK rail workers in their second day of walkouts, new industrial action is also under way at German ports.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

SITC targets Asia’s e-commerce market with express service launch

“Hong Kong-based intra-Asia carrier SITC Container Lines claims the launch of its e-commerce express...

Thousands of UK shippers still unprepared for customs system switch

“Up to 220,000 UK traders have yet to register for the government’s new customs declaration system as the 30 September deadline looms.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Emanuele Grimaldi takes the chair at the International Chamber of Shipping

“The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) yesterday appointed Emanuele Grimaldi (above, left), president and MD of Grimaldi Euromed, as its new chairman.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Samskip and Ocean Infinity secure over US$15 million funding for SeaShuttle project

“Multimodal transport and logistics group Samskip and marine robotics specialist Ocean Infinity have...

JAXPORT completes US$100 million project for SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal enhancement

“The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has completed the final phase of the US$100 million berth enhancement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at Blount Island.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Container spot rates duck below long-term rates on the transpacific

“Business on the key transpacific box trade to the US west coast has hit a critical juncture with so...

Yang Ming to Launch Far East-Latin America Service “SA8”

The following release was published by Yang Ming:

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) is...

Germany Seaports strike again

The following release was published by ver.di:

Berlin, June 22, 2022 – The offer presented by...

Port of Melbourne monthly throughput takes a plunge

“Container volumes at the Port of Melbourne have dropped since the beginning of this year as the glo...

APMT Mobile welcomes largest containership to call US Gulf

“APM Terminals Mobile (APMT Mobile) has hosted the largest vessel to ever call the US Gulf as it looks forward to terminal expansion.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Aqaba Container Terminal details $50 million decarbonisation plan

“The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has laid out new ambitious decarbonisation targets and a detailed plan to meet its 2040 net-zero aim.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Containers lost at sea increased 400% in 2020 – 2021

“There was a four-fold increase in the number of containers lost overboard during the 2020 – 2021 compared to the previous two-year.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Shipper accuses Yang Ming and HMM of collusion and profiteering

“An Illinois shipper is suing Taiwanese operator Yang Ming and South Korean carrier HMM, claiming th...

MSC confirms vessel fire as crew are airlifted to hospital

“Fire broke out on the 8,238 teu MSC Rachele and injured three crew, who have been airlifted to hospital in France, and has rendered the vessel inoperable.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

EU votes to include shipping and road transport in emissions trading scheme

“The European Parliament voted today to include emissions from the maritime and commercial vehicle sectors in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

There are schedule updates for our Indian Ocean (IOS) service

The following release was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

If you are shipping with our Indian Ocean ([I...

New Container Service St. Petersburg – Nhava Sheva – St. Petersburg

The following release was published by MODUL:

**On June 17, MODUL Transport and Forwarding Compan...

Forth Ports confirms new Kalmar straddle carrier orders

“Kalmar has announced it will supply 12 diesel electric straddle carriers to Forth Ports, one of the...

Navios Maritime Partners splashes $241m on two dual-fuel boxship newbuilds backed by 12-year charter

“Angeliki Frangou’s Navios Maritime Partners has agreed to purchase two newbuild liquified natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel 7,700 teu containerships for $241.2m.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

MSC Revamps Its Transpacific Network, Connecting Asia and US

The following advisory was published by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC):

As part of our cont...

Unstable economy takes toll on Valenciaport throughput

“The current fluctuating economic trends have impacted year-to-date volumes at the Port of Valencia...

AD Ports plays down $4 billion Red Sea port deal reports

“Major operator Abu Dhabi Ports Company (AD Ports) has refuted reports of a confirmed agreement with DAL Group to build a new $4 billion Red Sea port in Sudan.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

China ports move 116.5 million TEU in 5M 2022

“Ports across China moved a total of 116.5 million TEU over the first five months of 2022, a 2.3 per cent increase year-on-year.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Indian forwarders brace for major peak season rate hike and PSS surge

“Indian exporters and freight brokers, now savouring a temporary slide in sky-high rate levels, are bracing for a peak season surcharge (PSS) shock.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

SM Line fuels HMM takeover speculation with increased shareholding

“Speculation about SM Line’s potential acquisition of its larger South Korean rival, HMM, intensifie...

Chittagong port gets tough, with new directives on DG after lethal fires

“Chittagong port authority (CPA) has wasted no time in issuing new directives to minimise risk after...

Gothenburg Port Authority completes land acquisition in Arendal

“The previously announced acquisition by the Gothenburg Port Authority of an area of ​​108,000 m² in Arendal in the Swedish port has been officially completed.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

ZIM to invest US$6 million in AI technology company

“ZIM and Data Science Consulting Group (DSG), a technology company specialising in Artificial Intell...

Wan Hai Lines Holds Online Ship Naming Ceremony for New Vessel

The following release was published by Wan Hai Lines:

Taipei, Jun. 17, 2022 – Wan Hai Lines Ltd....

Large carriers see decline in Asia–US market share

“The combined market share for the six largest ocean carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific slipped...

BAL enters container ship owning arena with an order worth close to $600m

“China’s BAL Container Line is said to be the latest company to join the red-hot container ship market with an order for up to four 14,000-teu vessels worth close to $600m in total.” See the original story at TradeWinds. Source: TradeWinds (JK)

Chinese manufacturing orders decline by 20-30%, according to shippers, as consumers pull back on buying goods

“Chinese manufacturing orders are reportedly down by as much as 20-30%, according to logistics sourc...

Planned network rail strike in UK

The following advisory was published by A.P. Moller – Maersk:

As communicated earlier this week,...

Seatrade to strengthen its Fast, Direct, Dedicated perishables service

“Antwerp-based specialist reefer owner, Seatrade, has ordered four new container ships with high ree...

Congested port of Constanta passes Ukraine freight gauntlet to Varna

“A rapid and sustained increase in cargo volumes in Romania’s Black Sea port of Constanta has seen n...

Nippon Express uses barges to overcome China’s trucking limitations

“Japanese logistics group Nippon Express is turning to coastal barging in south China, particularly...

Indian apex court issues temporary stay on Tuticorin terminal contract termination

“PSA International has won a temporary reprieve from the Indian Supreme Court against a terminal con...

MSC stretches newbuilding pipeline with 20-ship haul at New Times

“Chinese shipyard New Times Shipbuilding has won 20 dual-fuelled boxship orders from MSC, which continues to expand its market-leading orderbook.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK

Halifax Port Authority seeks non-containerised cargo operator for Richmond Terminal

“The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) in Nova Scotia, Canada, is reviewing its operating model for a por...

Huxley’s Mandarin Shipping left with one ship following latest sales

“Broking reports indicate Tim Huxley-led Mandarin Shipping is left with just one ship following its latest boxship sales.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

One-day port strike at Antwerp latest to hit Europe

“Container handling operations at the already congested port of Antwerp-Bruges faced further disrupt...

CMA CGM launches fresh raid on secondhand container ship markets

“CMA CGM has bought four more traditional panamax and sub-panamax container ships in deals worth an estimated $230m.” See the original story at TradeWinds. Source: TradeWinds (JK)

Empty Container Boxes Stuck At Rotterdam May Stoke Asia Shortage

“Empty container boxes crucial for Asia’s exporters are getting stuck in the port of Rotterdam as a...

Suspension of Guanta & El Guamache calls on VENEZIOLA SHUTTLE

The following release was published by CMA CGM:

To continue offering the best possible service to...

World’s largest cargo ship arrives in UK port

“The world’s largest cargo ship has arrived in the UK. The vessel, called the Ever Ace, holds the record for the most containers loaded on to a single ship.” See the original story at Independent. Source: Independent (JK)

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