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Allseas now buying China-UK slots from THE Alliance

"UK freight forwarder-turned-liner operator Allseas Shipping Company, now embroiled in a dispute wit...

Montenegrin lynchpin apprehended in MSC cocaine case

"The ongoing fallout from Mediterranean Shipping Co’s cocaine shipments involving Montenegrin mafia...

Gulf Coast import share gains to outlast ILWU negotiations: ports

"There’s no doubt US Gulf Coast ports have benefited from importers diverting shipments away from po...

Chinese shipyards unleash a series of 24,000 TEU giants intended for MSC, Evergreen

"Chinese shipbuilders are pressing ahead with the construction of the world’s largest containerships...

ONE posts $11 billion profit – but declining demand hits income forecast

"Ocean Network Express (ONE) has published financial results for the first half of this Financial Ye...

COSCO Shipping to increase stakes in major Chinese ports in $2.7 billion deal

"COSCO Shipping Holdings has announced plans to invest CNY19.7 billion ($2.7 billion) to raise its s...

BTP, TIM and Nokia partner for first ever 5G Latin America port network

"Terminal operator at Santos Port Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) has partnered with telecommunicati...

SITC launches new service connecting Beibu Gulf port to SE Asia

"STIC is opening up a new service from China’s Beibu Gulf port connecting it with Myanmar, Indonesia...

Tanzania container terminal to invest $500m in upgrades and integration

"Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) has tabled an investment proposal with t...

Inland woes boosting rail dwells in Vancouver

"Drayage truck drivers in Toronto and Montreal are avoiding congested rail ramps in Canada’s two lar...

Box-maker reports falling earnings and sales as sector heads for 'shippers' market'

"China International Marine Containers (CIMC) has reported net profits and sales plummeted over the...

Largest container ship to call Indonesia docks at Jakarta terminal

"The 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt has become the largest container vessel to call an In...

DP World boosts London Gateway with Konecranes automated port equipment

"UAE-based port and terminal operator DP World ordered 18 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) from Kone...

US fishing trawler sinks after colliding with MSC ship

"A fishing trawler sank off the coast of Chincoteague in the US state of Virginia on 28 October, aft...

Spectre of boxship lay-ups returns

"With multiple capacity levers deemed insufficient to halt the severe decline in container freight r...

Saudi ports raise container volumes by 10.5% in Q3 compared to a year ago

"Saudi ports have raised container throughput volumes by 10.5 percent in the third quarter of 2022 t...

Kingston Freeport Terminal chooses DSP’s DATAVIEW for BI system

"Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, Jamaica, has chosen DATAVIEW of DSP, as its BI system. The data...

Port of Oakland posts September loss

"The Port of Oakland witnessed a year-on-year 7.9 per cent loss in total loaded container volume las...

APM Terminals Mobile breaks all time container throughput record

"APM Terminals Mobile handled 56,545 TEU in September 2022. The figure, which topped July’s record o...

DCT Gdańsk becomes ‘Baltic Hub’

"DCT Gdańsk, the largest container complex in the Baltic Sea region has changed name to ‘Baltic Hub’...

Blank sailings hit Chinese container port volumes in early Oct

"Impacted by blank sailings as lines try to hold up freight rates, container volume at eight major C...

Ocean rates still collapsing – carriers pin hopes on early Chinese New Year

"Ocean carriers are continuing to blank consecutive headhaul sailings from China to North Europe and...

'Jittery time' for BCOs as prospects of labour contract settlements fades

"Hopes for a settlement in the contract negotiations in the US rail industry are on the wane. And an...

PIL introduces intermodal solutions

"Pacific International Lines (PIL) has introduced the PIL Intermodal Services, which offers train, t...

Limited scrap potential as tonnage overhang imminent

"The container shipping market could face massive overhang with 7.3 million TEU of newbuildings expe...

Cosco orders twelve methanol-fuelled 24,000 teu ships

"Chinese boxship giant Cosco Shipping Holdings has ordered twelve methanol dual-fuel 24,000 teu cont...

Captain of German boxship arrested after Danish grounding

"A German feeder boxship ran aground off Denmark in the early hours of Friday morning, with its capt...

NY-NJ port, terminals take next step in rail track project

"The Port of New York and New Jersey’s two largest marine terminal operators are teaming with the po...

COSCO sells shares in Duisburg new terminal

"Chinese carrier COSCO has given up its shares in the construction of the new Duisburg Gateway Termi...

Alaska ports to receive $112 million in port infrastructure

"Four Alaskan coastal communities will receive a total of $112 million in investments for port-relat...

RCL takes delivery of its largest ships from Imabari

"Regional Container Lines (RCL) has taken delivery of two 12,000 teu boxship newbuildings, the large...

MSC looks to add more 8,000 teu utility vessels as its fleet ambitions grow

"MSC’s fleet ambitions could be enhanced, following reports that the world’s largest ocean carrier i...

Bangladesh starts dredging main navigation channel of Payra port

"Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated today (27 October) capital dredging works of t...

New intra-Europe container service to start in November

"Sun Lines of TSG will launch a new container service between the Netherlands, Sweden and the United...

US trade groups urge Biden to re-engage to avert rail strike

"A broad coalition of more than 300 US industry groups, including retailers, farmers, and chemical e...

APM Terminals Mobile continues to attract strong rail volumes as U.S. Gulf gateway

"APM Terminals Mobile handled 56,545 twenty-foot containers in September which topped July’s record...

Houston approves long-dwell box fees to prod shippers

"The Port of Houston will implement a fee targeting shippers that don’t promptly remove import conta...

As US-China relations worsen, expect supply chain chaos

"The trans-Pacific trade lane connecting the world’s most important countries is a pillar of the glo...

German government approves COSCO investment in CTT deal

"The German government has approved the acquisition of a minority stake of less than 25 per cent in...

Port of Santos nears half a million TEU mark in September

"The Port of Santos in Brazil has handled 486,300 TEU in September setting a new historical record....

US labour talks far from deal

"Supply chain issues are simmering down for the Port of Los Angeles, but negotiations over dockworke...

CMA CGM inks agreement for larger terminal in Yokohama port

"CMA CGM has agreed with Yokohama Kawasaki Port Corp (YKIP) to move to a new terminal complete with...

China – LA container spot rates slump to pre-pandemic peak season levels

"Container spot freight rates between China and Los Angeles have dropped to pre-pandemic peak season...

Legal battle begins after Allseas Pioneer owner refuses cargo discharge

"Container and cargo owners with equipment on the detained Allseas Pioneer have begun a legal battle...

MSC’s Can Gio port development picking up traction

"MSC's plan to develop the Can Gio International Container Transshipment Port in Ho Chi Minh City, V...

World Bank and IAPH collaborate on global port infrastructure

"In a recently published report called "Closing the Gaps" the World Bank and the International Assoc...

Unionized port workers in Chile on strike for two days

"About 6,500 members of Union Portuaria at 23 Chilean ports began a 48-hour strike on Wednesday morn...

Baking powder rises as new green remedy for shipping

"Sodium bicarbonate, a substance best known for its baking qualities, has emerged as a new scrubber...

Canadian forwarders call for federal action on transport bottlenecks

"Canadian forwarders and customs brokers are seeking immediate federal government intervention to cl...

Container ship disabled by explosion, Iceland

"Container ship EF AVA suffered explosion in engine room in the morning Oct 24, some 25 nm off south...