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WLS: Capacity rises on Asia-Europe, transpacific trades

“Ocean carriers increased their allocated capacity on the prominent Asia-Europe and transpacific tra...

With the charter market still booming, carriers chase ‘any box ship still floating’

“Ocean carriers flush with cash after an estimated cumulative $1.8bn Q2 net profit and with even bet...

With Inflation Surging, Biden Targets Ocean Shipping

“The president is targeting shipping companies that have jacked up prices during the pandemic, but critics say bigger economic forces are at work.” See the original story in The New York Times. Source: The New York Times (JK)

Winner and Loser Ports of Reshuffled Asia-Europe Networks

**The recent reshuffling of alliance networks on Asia-Europe trade, driven by carrier consolidation,...

WinGD: Everybody Is Looking into LNG as Marine Fuel

” Liquefied natural gas (LNG), a topic which is getting more traction in the market, is one of the m...

WinGD sees large engines’ orders soar amid boxship spree

“Swiss-based engine developer, WinGD has seen more than 80 orders of its largest engines in 2021 as...

WinGD launches two-stroke engines capable of LNG fuel operation

“WinGD has launched three new low-speed, two-stroke engines that are capable of operating on LNG.” To learn more, see the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

WinGD Engines to Power CMA CGM’s Record-Setting, LNG-Fueled ‘Mega’ Containerships

“With the cat now out of the bag on CMA CGM’s plan to use cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas to p...

WinGD dual-fuel engines for PIL’s 14,000 TEU ammonia-ready boxships

“Swiss engine designer WinGD has been contracted to provide engines for LNG dual-fuel ammonia-ready...

Wind-assisted, LNG-electric containership Trade Wings 2,500 wins BV’s AiP

“The 2,500 TEU vessel, which has been designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AY...

Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion Project Officially Launched

“The Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project, funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme...

Wilson takes over part of Rhenus Maritime fleet

“Norwegian shortsea operator Wilson ASA has decided to acquire six dry cargo vessels from Germany’s...

Wilson Sons performs largest transshipment operation at Rio Grande container terminal

“Brazilian port and logistics operator Wilson Sons recorded a milestone with making the largest tran...

Wilmington to welcome mega-ships after expansion is completed

“The North Carolina Ports Authority (NC Ports) has said it is ready to welcome the largest container...

Wilmington Port Reaches Major Container Ship Milestone, Making History

“The N.C. State Ports Authority welcomed its first-ever 14,000 twenty-foot-equivalent unit cargo vessel, making history at the Port of Wilmington.” See the original story at Wilmington Biz. Source: Wilmington Biz (JK)

Wilmington handles record refrigerated container volume

“The North Carolina State Ports Authority (NC Ports) set a new record when the Port of Wilmington handled 1,459 refrigerated containers in April.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Will ports bar cargo ships with COVID-19-positive crew?

“Ports have yet to deny container, dry bulk or tanker ships the right to load or unload cargo due to...

Will phase one deal de-escalate the US-China trade war?

“After nearly three years of discordant trade talks between the U.S. and China that have stifled gro...

Will ocean carriers scale back sailing cancellations?

“Arrival schedules for May and June are set. U.S. ports will see double-digit declines in inbound ca...

Will China seize prized port if Kenya can’t pay back its belt and road loans?

” The prospect that China might at some point be able to seize Kenya’s prized port of Mombasa has ca...

Wilhelmshaven Eurogate terminal offers flexible storage solution

“The Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is highlighting its ’20 in 20’ campaign as a solution...

Wilhelmsen Unveils Safe Mooring Solution

“Wilhelmsen, a provider of smart solutions for the shipping industry, has revealed that its latest r...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management takes 50% stake in Ahrenkiel Steamship

“Singapore-based ship manager Wilhelmsen Ship Management has acquired 50% stake Ahrenkiel Steamship, a subsidiary of Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG.” See the original story at Offshore Energy. Source: Offshore Energy (JK)

Wilhelmsen Launches World’s First Shore-to-Ship Drone

“Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Airbus have launched the world’s first shore-to-ship drone delivery...

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Dies at Eighty-Two

“Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, the fourth-generation owner of the Wilhelmsen group, died on February 22 at the age of 82.” See the original story at The Maritime Executive. Source: The Maritime Executive (JK)

Why European container lines are winning the reefer market share battle

“Asian container lines will have to adjust their management structures if they want to keep up with...

Why did 20,000+ TEU Mumbai Maersk run aground?

“A misjudgment during navigation was the probable cause of the grounding of the 20,568 TEU Mumbai Ma...

WHO Raises Coronavirus Threat Level to ‘Very High’

“The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries rep...

White House adviser says China trade deal signing expected soon

“The White House’s trade adviser on Monday said the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be si...

What Will Be the Role of Biofuels in Shipping’s Decarbonization?

“Biofuels are not likely to become the prevailing zero-carbon solution of choice in the shipping ind...

What the US mid-term election results mean for shipping

“The US “mid-term” elections, sandwiched in the even years halfway through Presidential terms, are n...

WFW advises MPCC on methanol-powered container ship order

"Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Norway-headquartered MPC Container Ships ASA (MPCC)...

Westports’ Volumes Drop due to Alliance Reshuffle

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Westports’ Nine-Month Container Volumes Down

“Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad saw its container volumes drop in the nine-month...

Westports’ Full Year Volume Dwindles

“Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad saw its full year volumes drop by between seven a...

Westports warns of lasting COVID-19 effects

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) suffered a drop in TEU throughput in the first quarter of 202...

Westports to continue with terminal expansion after traffic surge

“Westports will continue with its planned container terminal expansion after the surge of container...

Westports to Bid for Sri Lanka’s Terminal Project

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Westports sets new container volume record

“Westports Holdings Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Westports), has sa...

Westports sees TEU fall as pandemic alters economy

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) saw its TEU volume decline by 4% in the first nine months of 2020 year-on-year (YoY) due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Westports sees single-digit container throughput growth level in 2021

“Westports Holdings Bhd is expecting a single-digit container throughput growth level for the curren...

Westports prepares for terminal expansion in 2021

“Malaysia’s Westports has disclosed that work on its MYR10 billion (US$2.4 billion) terminal expansion will begin in 2021.” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

Westports predicts fall in TEU as COVID-19 bites

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) has become the latest major maritime stakeholder to suffer as...

Westports plans to invest RM800mil for port expansion

**Port operator Westports Holdings Bhd is allocating over RM800mil for its port expansion, including...

Westports opens legal action against Bank of America and Oracle

“Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) has commenced legal proceedings against Oracle Corporation Ma...

Westports Gets Green Light to Expand Container Facilities

**Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad (Westports) informed that its wholly-owned subsi...

Westports eyes capacity expansion with land acquisition

“Westports Holdings Bhd wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd has entered into a condi...

Westports eyes automation and emerging technologies in expansion

“Planners behind the Westports expansion will be making a concerted effort to invest in automated co...

Westports expects to handle record 10 mil TEUs of containers this year

“Westports Holdings Bhd is expecting to handle an all-time record of more than 10 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) of containers this year.” To learn more, see the original story at The Edge Markets. Source: The Edge Markets (JK)

Westports enjoys TEU bounce thanks to yard utilisation

“Westport Holdings Berhad (Westports) saw its TEU volume increase by 11% in Q2 2021 despite the chal...

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