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Xiamen port added to ONE’s reefer imports suspension list

“Ocean Network Express (ONE) has halted the acceptance of bookings for reefer imports to Xiamen in C...

xChange: There Is No Such Thing as Too Many Players and Platforms

Last year, container shipping heavyweights including MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM and others,joined fo...

xChange: Empty Containers Piling Up in Shanghai

“Empty containers are piling up in Shanghai, the world’s biggest port, according to the data from xC...

X-Press: Enhancing our Straits of Malacca coverage

The following customer advisory was published by X-Press Feeders:
X-Press Feeders is enhancing...

X-Press Pearl salvage expected to be complete in April 2023

“The salvage of X-Press Pearl is expected to be completed in April 2023, after the first of four phases have been almost completed.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

X-Press Pearl owners insist there is no pollution as stricken vessel starts to sink

“The owner of the X-Press Pearl has insisted there is currently no sign of pollution as the vessel s...

X-Press Pearl loss will add to insurers’ container ship headaches

“The possible total constructive loss of the X-Press Pearl stands to be the latest in a line of container ship losses for the insurance industry.” See the original story at Hellenic Shipping News. Source: Hellenic Shipping News (JK)

X-Press Pearl insurer agrees to pay initial compensation claim

“Insurers of the feeder containership MV X-Press Pearl, which was hit by a fire before it sank off C...

X-Press Pearl captain and chief engineer detained in police probe into fire

“The captain of the X-Press Pearl, which has been burning off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka for ne...

X-Press Pearl ‘a total loss’ and hits rock bottom, despite efforts to move it

“The smouldering wreck of the X-Press Pearl has settled onto the ocean floor after water flooded the engine room, according to the latest information from its owner’s spokesman.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

X-Press opts for carbon capture technology for more of its feeder fleet

“With new regulatory standards for the efficiency of vessels looming next year, shipowners and opera...

X-Press Feeders’ boxship pair opts for water lubricated propeller shaft

“Two of Singapore-based X-Press Feeders’ container vessels have made the move to a complete water lubricated propeller shaft, supplied by Thordon Bearings.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

X-Press feeders: Launch of direct Jebel Ali , Umm Qasr Service (JUX)

X-Press Feeders is pleased to announce our new fixed day twice-weekly service with port rotation of...

X-Press Feeders to charter 7,000TEU newbuildings from Eastern Pacific

“Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has ordered four 7,000TEU container ships at China’s New Times Shipb...

X-Press Feeders tipped to buy Singapore’s TransLiner

The battle for feeder supremacy has taken another turn with reigning champion X-Press Feeders lining...

X-Press Feeders signs deal for decarbonisation platform on 100+ vessels

"Technology company ZeroNorth has signed a new deal with X-Press Feeders to deploy the ZeroNorth pla...

X-Press Feeders purchase adds to fleet growth

“Singapore-based X-Press Feeders, the largest common feeder operator, has purchased a 3,158TEU newbuilding, adding to its fleet expansion.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

X-Press Feeders makes first compensation payment to Sri Lankan government

“X-Press Feeders has made an initial payment of $3.6 million to the Sri Lankan government following the fire and the sinking of the X-Press Pearl.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

X-Press Feeders denies TransLiner speculation

X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest container feeder company, has denied the speculations published...

X-Press Feeders books six boxships at Zhoushan Changhong

Six 2,700 TEU containerships newbuilding orders were booked by feeder operator X-Press Feeders with Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard. To learn more, see the original story at Splash 24/7. Source: Splash 24/7 (JB)

X-Press Feeders appoint new CEO

Shmuel Yoskovitz is set to become the new CEO of the Singapore-based feeder containership operator X-Press Feeders. This is following an announcement made by the company. See the original story at Splash 247. Source: Splash 247 (JK)

X-Press Feeders Abandons TransAtlantic Brand Name

**Singapore’s carrier X-Press Feeders will start operating under its own brand name the three servic...

WWF-Canada: Open-Loop Scrubbers Should Be Banned in Canadian Waters

“World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada, an international conservation organization, has supported a ban o...

Wuhan unveils multimodal ambitions

“Wuhan is eyeing more container routes as the Chinese river-port embarks on the second phase of a ri...

Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group to close four terminals

“As a part of regional ports optimisation plan, Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Developme...

WTO: EU Wants to Join Japan in Complaint About Korean Shipbuilding Support

“The European Union has requested to join Japan in an ongoing complaint about alleged subsidies prov...

WTO: Coronavirus Trade Slump Likely to Exceed 2008 Global Financial Crisis

“World trade is expected is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% this year as the COVID-19 pandem...

WTO Analyses Potential Impact of Blockchain on International Trade

” The World Trade Organization (WTO) has published an analysis of the potential impact of blockchain...

WSJ: China Cosco Makes Sole Bid for Greek Port of Piraeus

APM Terminals and International Container Terminal Services didn’t submit binding bids

Chinese...

WSC welcomes PIL as new member

"Pacific International Lines (PIL) has joined the World Shipping Council (WSC) to cooperate for a sa...

WS2 Feeder – Matarani Second Call

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

We are glad to announce that the WS2 feeder...

Writebacks help Cosco Pacific to 30% rise in 2015 profit to $382m

Major Chinese port operator Cosco Pacific saw 2015 full-year net profit rise by 30% to $381.6m on th...

Worst Case Scenario Could Bring About USD 23 Bn Loss for Carriers

“Blanking of sailings triggered by the demand drop from the coronavirus pandemic could result in a U...

Worldwide Terminals Fernandina Selects Octopi by Navis’ SaaS TOS

“Octopi by Navis, experts in TOS technology, and Cargotec Corporation have announced that Worldwide...

Worldwide innovation: CMA CGM introduces REEFLEX: a new and unique system for the transportation of liquids by container

**An ideal alternative to break bulk for the transportation of liquids which optimally preserves the...

World’s Major Shipping Bodies Sign MoU

“A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian...

World’s Largest Shipbuilder Ups the Ante for 2019

“South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has increased its appetite for 2019...

World’s largest LNG powered containership calls in Singapore

“The world’s largest LNG-powered containership – the 23,000 teu CMA CGM Jacques Saade – made its maiden call in Singapore on Monday.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

World’s Largest Containership to Start Sailing at the End of April

“The delivery of 24,000 TEU containerships to South Korean shipping company HMM will not be delayed...

World’s largest containership makes its first crossing through Suez Canal

“The largest containership in the world, the 24,000 TEU Ever Ace, crossed the Suez Canal for the first time on 28 August 2021.” See the original story at Offshore Energy. Source: Offshore Energy (JK)

World’s largest containership HMM Algeciras transits the Suez Canal

“The world’s largest containership the 24,000 teu HMM Algeciras has transited the Suez Canal on her maiden voyage from Asia – Europe.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

World’s Largest Containership Fleet Is Here

“Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line has cemented its spot as the global leader in the secto...

World’s largest container vessel calls on Colombo Port

“The world’s largest container vessel “Ever Ace” arrived at the Colombo Port in the Sri Lankan capital late on Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.” See the original story at Xinhuanet. Source: Xinhuanet (JK)

World’s Largest Container Ship Completes First Voyage from Asia to Europe

The following release was published by MSC:

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company today announced th...

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)

World’s largest boxship says hi to Hamburg

“On 8 September 2021, the Megamax container ship Ever Ace called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time with the evening‘s high tide.” See the original story at Offshore Energy. Source: Offshore Energy (JK)

World’s Largest Boxship Readies to Join THE Alliance

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World’s Largest Boxship Joins Maersk Line’s Fleet

**Danish container shipping major Maersk Line has taken delivery of Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU boxs...

World’s largest boxship Ever Alot flagged with Panama

"The Panama Ship Registry has added Evergreen vessel the Ever Alot to its fleet - the world’s bigges...

World’s first use of SNG in commercial shipping cuts GHG emissions

“A 1,036 TEU containership has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27% by operating on a b...