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African Terminal Expansion to Boost Local Trade

” Bolloré Ports has announced that extension work on its Freetown Terminal concession, located in Si...

After Cyberattack, Cosco Uses Yahoo Mail to Communicate

“Chinese state-owned shipping conglomerate Cosco announced Monday that its North American operations...

After its buying spree, MSC is close to overtaking Maersk in the liner league

“As its fleet capacity edges above 4m teu, MSC is on the cusp of overtaking 2M partner Maersk to become the largest carrier.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

After Seven Years in Development, Gwadar Handles First Afghan Cargo

“The shipment of goods from the recently-built port of Gwadar, Pakistan to customers in Afghanistan has begun, according to Pakistani media.” See the original story at The Maritime Executive. Source: The Maritime Executive (JK)

After years of delay: Eimskip still considers RAL partnership good business

“Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line will launch joint sailings by the end of June at the latest, even tho...

Aggressive voyage blanking was a matter of survival, claims Hapag-Lloyd CEO

“Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen has defended criticism of the aggressive blanking strategy of oc...

Agreement for LNG Marine Production and Bunkering at Port Hedland

"As part of the efforts to expand the global LNG supply chain, a new project is launching to develop...

Agreement struck between parties in Suez Canal obstruction dispute

“The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the owners of the Ever Given have reached an agreement in princi...

AI forecasts coming to Montreal port truckers

“A Port of Montreal project that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the turn time of a tru...

AI helps Vancouver terminal create capacity, speed truck turns

"Butted up to the edge of downtown Vancouver, there is little room for the second-biggest marine ter...

Aided by Colombo diversions, DP World Cochin lifts transshipment volumes

“Global terminal operator DP World is said to have invested about US$600 million in the Cochin termi...

Ailing Shipbuilder DSME Posts Worse-Than-Expected Loss

(Bloomberg) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipbuilder,...

AL1 Service (AL1) and AL4 Service (AL4) – Void Sailing

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

Please be herewith informed that due to the...

AL5 Service (AL1) – Terminal Change announcement

The following announcement was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

We are pleased to inform you that our AL1...

Alabama Port Authority receives federal funds for multimodal investments

“The US Department of Transportation last week awarded $38m to the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) to construct multi-modal transportation assets in Mobile, Ala.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals Growth Drive Continued Investment at the Port of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama – December 20, 2017 – The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals boar...

Alabama State Port Authority begins upgrade with deepening of Mobile Ship Channel

“The Alabama State Port Authority has begun the deepening and widening of the Mobile Ship Channel, a...

Alabama, Cuba to Strengthen Maritime Ties

**The Alabama State Port Authority and the National Port Administration of Cuba signed a five-year,...

Alarm over box dwell times at west coast ports – the railroads must help

“Concern over lengthening container dwell times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has cause...

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...

AlCT joins TradeLens to digitise Pakistan’s supply chain

“Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (AICT) has become the first inland depot operator in Pakis...

Alert for cargo even as Vietnam becomes SE Asia's fastest-growing economy

"Backed by booming exports, Vietnam is on track to become South-east Asia’s fastest-growing economy...

Alexander Oetker: We Could Not Be the Best Owners for Hamburg Süd

“Commenting on the sale at today’s session titled Germany’s New Dawn within TradeWinds Shipowners Fo...

Alexandria Containers announces full year net profit

“Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company (ALCN) sees achieving net profit and revenue of EGP...

Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubbers with shared WCS installed on world’s largest containership

“Two PureSOx scrubbers with a shared water cleaning system (WCS) installed on the 23,992 TEU boxship...

Algeciras port welcomes one of the world’s largest container ships

“The port of Algeciras in Cadiz province, on Thursday, July 30, experienced a historic day when it r...

Algeciras to build third box terminal

**In Spain, Algeciras Bay Port Authority has issued a tender for the construction and operation of i...

Algeria approves $3.3 billion El Hamdania port construction plan

**The government of Algeria has approved construction of a new deepwater port at El Hamdania. The US...

Alibaba affiliate Transfar to sell slots on China-USWC service to BAL

"Transfar Shipping, the shipping affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will sell slots on i...

Alibaba bought into parent of new ocean carrier Transfar Shipping

“Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has a stake in new liner operator Transfar Shipping, which launched operations with China-US west coast sailings in August, The Loadstar has learned.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Alibaba joins Blockchain Bill of Lading project

“Chinese e-commerce and technology group Alibaba has signed up to the International Port Community S...

Alibaba turns to sea freight for e-commerce shipping to Thailand

“Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is turning to sea freight to provide more economical shippin...

Alibaba-linked Transfar readies for its largest fleet expansion

"Singapore-registered, Alibaba-linked Transfar Shipping is gearing up for its most significant expan...

Alibaba’s Transfar Shipping cuts reliance on charters with vessel acquisitions

“In an effort to improve the company’s performance and reduce its reliance on chartered ships, Aliba...

All but four containers that fell from Zim Kingston cargo ship still missing; beach contamination feared

“Three months after 109 shipping containers were knocked from cargo ship Zim Kingston while it was t...

All but two Chinese ports see TEU increase in 2020

“All but two of China’s biggest ports saw TEU throughput increase year-on-year (YoY), according to the Ningbo Shipping Exchange.” See the originals story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

All Ports in the Bahamas Have Reopened

“While the slow-moving nature of Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco, all ports have...

All vessels stranded by Ever Given grounding clear the Suez Canal

“All vessels waiting to transit the Suez Canal following its closure by the grounding of the Ever Gi...

Alleged US demurrage abuses could lead to legal action

“Shippers, truckers, and freight forwarders reeling from almost US$150 million in demurrage fees lin...

Alliance structure hampers expanding container line offerings

“The past six months have clearly shown the value alliances provide to their member carriers in terms of managing capacity in the face of extreme demand volatility. ” See the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

Alliances Creating Congestion at Shanghai Port

**Alliances’ product restructuring and increased throughput volume are creating high congestion at t...

Alliances schedule 75 blankings for Q3, as hopes of peak season demand fade

“2M partners Maersk and MSC are to extend the suspension of their AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe and AE20/Dragon Asia-Mediterranean loops into the peak season.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Allianz: Coronavirus is Worse for Commerce Than U.S.-China Trade War

“In a research note published Thursday, an economics at leading European insurer Allianz SE predicte...

Allseas expands congestion-busting China-Liverpool express service

“Allseas Global Logistics has added a sixth vessel to its China Xpress service out of Ningbo to Live...

Allseas hits back at vessel arrest claims as it renegotiates charter rates

"Shippers in the UK have become concerned by suggestions that the Allseas Pioneer, operated by Allse...

Allseas now buying China-UK slots from THE Alliance

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

Allseas plans regular China-UK container shipping service with MPVs

“DKT Allseas Cargo, the ship agency arm of the Allseas Cargo group, is developing plans to launch a regular China-UK container shipping service.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Allseas Shipping Company launches

“UK-based shipping agent DKT Allseas turned liner operator has this week officially launched its own container shipping company.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

Alphaliner forecasts profit shocks for carriers in fourth quarter

"After riding a windfall of profits over the past few quarters, container carriers are heading towar...

Alphaliner predicts idled box fleet to more than double by end of the year

Alphaliner anticipates that by the end of 2018, idled container fleets will more than double. To learn more, see the original story at Splash 24/7. Source: Splash 24/7 (JB)