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Swire Shipping completes Westwood Shipping Lines acquisition

"Swire Shipping affiliate SSPL US Inc has completed its acquisition of Westwood Shipping Lines. Swir...

MSC launches more solo services after 'meteoric' capacity increase

"MSC has launched yet another standalone service on the transatlantic, bringing its market share on...

DP World secures US$300 million via divestment to expand Indian footprint

"In a long-term growth-centric move, DP World has divested a 22.5% stake in its wholly-owned Indian...

Asean Seas Line stretches orderbook with 1,600 TEU quartet at Wenchong

"Chinese intra-Asia carrier Asean Seas Line (ASL) has embarked on another round of fleet expansion....

Less than half of the top shipping companies have committed to net zero by 2050

"Only 33 out of 94 (35%) of the world’s major shipping companies have committed to being net zero by...

ILWU study proposes surcharge penalties for LA-LB port automation

"The cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach should establish a “displaced worker impact fee” on any ne...

FMC’s Sola urges Biden to intervene in Leatherman terminal dispute

"A member of the Federal Maritime Commission wants President Joe Biden to intervene in the labor dis...

War in Ukraine driving skyrocketing shipping costs

"The war is suffocating trade and logistics in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region, whilst soaring s...

COSCO SHIPPING launches two new dedicated trains for trade

"COSCO SHIPPING has launched the Nanchang-Qinzhou-Vietnam and Guiyang-Qinzhou dedicated trains for d...

Santos enjoys best ever start in container business

"The Port of Santos has made its best yearly start ever for its container sector. Container handling...

Tyre giants press for release of rubber cargo held on detained RCL ship

"Major tyre makers Michelin, Goodyear and Yokohama have written to the Association of Indonesian Rub...

Congressman Defazio seeks federal funding for new box port in Coos Bay

"United States Congressman Peter DeFazio sent a letter to US President Biden proposing the creation...

APM Terminals Apapa to be connected with new standard gauge rail line

"APM Terminals Apapa in Nigeria supports the Federal Government's effort to connect the Apapa Port t...

ONE cracks down on misdeclared box weights

"Singapore-headquartered Ocean Network Express (ONE), the world’s 7th largest carrier, will fine cli...

New House legislation would entice carriers to haul US exports

"Ocean carriers would receive “preferential berthing” at US ports in exchange for calling multiple p...

Container ships still renting for $160,000 a day despite import fears

"When demand to transport cargo weakens, short-term rental rates decline for the ships that carry th...

JAXPORT inks $62 million lease strengthening Puerto Rico trade

“The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors has unanimously approved a long-term $62 million agreement with Blount Island terminal operator Trailer Bridge.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Kalmar to deliver three Eco Reachstackers to Chinese Yantai Port

“Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers from Yantai Port, China – the first ever to be delivered in the North China region.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

APM Terminals Tangier places new Kalmar shuttle carrier order

“Kalmar has received a repeat order for shuttle carriers to APM Terminals (APMT) in Tangier, Morocco.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

CMA CGM consortium leads Nhava Sheva privatisation terminal race

“A consortium of Mumbai-based JM Baxi Group and CMA CGM subsidiary CMA Terminals has emerged as the...

Shanghai container handling nearing pre-lockdown levels

“Shanghai’s daily average container throughput has recovered to 126,000 TEU, or 95% of pre-lockdown...

Indian appeals court rejects Adani’s plea for Nhava Sheva terminal bidding disqualification

“India’s appeals court in Mumbai (Bombay High Court) has rejected the Adani Group’s petition challen...

Cape Town call back to weekly on MIDAS 1 service

The following release was published by CMA CGM:

In a continuous effort to provide our clients wit...

Contract negotiations between union and West Coast port employers ‘moving forward,’ says US Labor Secretary

“Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritim...

CN adds second Halifax daily service amid growth expectations

“Canadian National Railway has launched a second daily train service connecting Halifax to Toronto a...

European unions prepare workers for summer of strikes

“Transport networks in Europe are facing a wave of summer strike action as an overstretched workforce demands wage increases to match runaway inflation and a spiraling cost of living.” See the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

Singapore’s $40 billion mega-port takes aim at shipping chaos

“As the world’s economies struggle to untangle unprecedented congestion in global supply chains, one of the world’s busiest ports is backing an ambitious modernization plan to provide solutions.” See the original story at AJOT. Source: AJOT (JK)

Panama approves cabotage law

“After years in the making, Panama’s first law on cabotage was signed in December by President Laurentino Cortizo and went into effect immediately.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Qinzhou port launches two automated container berths

“Two automated container berths at Qinzhou port run by Beibu Gulf Port Group are ready to start oper...

Deaths in Aqaba port explosion after crane drops container carrying chlorine

“Up to 14 people have died and more than 250 injured following a container loading accident at the general cargo terminal in the port of Aqaba, in Jordan.” 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...

Matson taps MAN ES for dual-fuel boxship retrofit

“American transportation company Matson has signed a contract with German engine manufacturer MAN En...

Ever Alot breaks record for world’s largest containership

“Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. (Hudong-Zhonghua), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding...

Dongwon Global Terminal selects CyberLogitec’s terminal operating system

“The terminal operator Dongwon Global Terminal (DGT) has selected CyberLogitec’s terminal operating system (TOS) for its fully automated Busan New Port (South Korea) terminal.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Clearing and Forwarding agents enforce two-day strike in Bangladesh

“The Customs clearing and Forwarding (C&F) agents across Bangladesh will go for a 48-hours strike st...

OSRA-22 rules on detention, demurrage go into effect

“The part of new US shipping reform that governs detention and demurrage fees went into effect Frida...

No immediate relief seen for Canada’s rail problems

“A lack of drayage capacity in Toronto and Montreal for receiving cargo from Prince Rupert and Vanco...

Containers clog BNSF Dallas terminal amid lack of chassis

“More than 2,000 ocean containers are clogging BNSF Railway’s terminal outside Dallas–Fort Worth ami...

Brazil–US freight rates spike amid tight capacity, port congestion

“Continued strength in US imports from South America is keeping pressure on northbound capacity and...

Hi-tech majors now see more investment potential in Vietnam than China

“Vietnam is emerging as an important hi-tech manufacturing hub, following months of supply chain disruption in China.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Port Tanjung Pelepas turns to AI-powered management system

“The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia has entered into an agreement to deploy Innovez One’s...

CMA CGM, MPA sign decarbonisation and digitalisation deal

“The CMA CGM Group (CMA CGM) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have initiated a...

San Pedro Bay commits to zero-emissions shipping

“The Long Beach City Council has unanimously passed a Ship It Zero Resolution 6-0, calling on San Pe...

New cranes set for Scottish container terminal in £17 million boost

“One Scottish west-facing freight port is due to receive a major lift in productivity with operator Peel Ports announcing the order of two new cranes.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

HMM to charter pair of 7,700 teu dual-fuel newbuildings from 2024

“South Korean flagship carrier HMM is to charter two 7,700 teu containerships reportedly ordered from HJ Shipbuilding & Construction by Navios Maritime Partners .” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

DB Schenker to buy USA Truck for $435 million

“European logistics provider DB Schenker will expand its US footprint by acquiring USA Truck, a publ...

SC Ports implements fluidity measures ahead of peak season

“The Port of Charleston will remain open to cargo owners on Sundays through the end of September, a...

TATL – East Coast North America situation

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

Over the course of the last month,...

Ceres announces new container yard adjacent to Barbours Cut Terminal

“Ceres Terminals has announced the upcoming opening of a new permanent pop-up container yard located in the Greater Houston area.” See the original story at AJOT. Source: AJOT (JK)

Reject CP – KCS merger, FMC commissioners urge board

“Three commissioners from the US maritime agency have written to the federal surface transportation...

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