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Westports earnings jump to RM155mil in Q4

**Westports Holdings Bhd, which saw its net profit rose 16.9% to RM154.99mil in the fourth quarter e...

Westport’s Q3 net profit rises to RM159m

“Westports Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019, rose to RM159.23 million from RM142.32 million in the same period last year.” See the original story at Malay Mail. Source: Malay Mail (JK)

Westport shortlist outlines new container port for Kwinana

“A new port will be developed at the Kwinana Outer Harbour under each of the five shortlisted options put forward by the Westport Taskforce.” To learn more, see the original story at WA Today. Source: WA Today (JK)

West Coast traffic shows no sign of slowing as Port of Oakland’s boom continues

“The surge in containerised traffic on the US West Coast shows no sign of slowing down, according to...

West Coast Ports’ Seek to Avert Cargo Chaos During Labor Talks

“As the US’s largest ports in California moved record amounts of cargo amid pandemic-induced supply-...

West Coast ports strike is unlikely even if no deal is reached by July

“Employers and the union representing more than 22,000 dockworkers at 30 US ports on the West Coast...

West Coast ports reduce idling vessels as container supply increases

"The queue of vessels waiting to unload goods at the Port of Los Angeles, North America’s busiest co...

West Coast ports continue COVID recovery with record traffic

“The ports of Los Angeles and Oakland have reported record-breaking traffic data in another sign tha...

West Coast ports and unions clash on automation ahead of talks

“The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has released a study extolling the benefits of port automati...

West Coast ports adjust night shift hours for COVID-19 sanitizing

“Terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland Tuesday will begin delaying...

West Coast port growth slows as China tariffs hit

“An unsettled 2019 has seen a divergence in growth between West and East coast ports as high exposur...

West coast port congestion ‘could last until summer peak season’

“Major port and landside congestion at US west coast ports could last until the summer peak season,...

West Coast North America – Australasia (WSN) Service – Void Sailing

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

In response to the current situation and cha...

West Coast longshore talks resume after 10-day break: source

“Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacifi...

West Coast longshore contract talks suspended until June 1

“Coastwide contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Co...

West Coast labor talks drive trans-Pacific share gains at East, Gulf coast ports

"Ports along the US East and Gulf coasts increased their share of imports from Asia during the first...

West coast congestion worries return to LA and northern California

“The spectre of a repeat of last year’s congestion is beginning to rise on the US west coast as ocea...

West Coast congestion causes Oakland’s traffic to collapse

“The vessel and supply chain congestion on the US West Coast caused the Port of Oakland’s TEU traffic in January to drop by 11.9% year-on-year (YoY).” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

West Africa seas remain world’s most dangerous for piracy: IMB

“The seas off West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for pirate attacks, with 62 seafarers ca...

West Africa Express Service (WAX) – Southbound Casablanca Call

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West Africa Express Service (WAX) – Service Adjustment

**We would like to inform you that Hapag-Lloyd will adjust the WAX Service Network by withdrawing th...

West Africa Container Trade on its Way to Maturity

” Shipping analyst Dynamar has released its fifth biennial edition of the West Africa (worldwide) Co...

Wes Amelie to Become 1st Ship Partially Running on Synthetic Natural Gas

“German shipping company Wessels Marine and compatriot engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions have...

Wellington’s CentrePort shipping services slowly getting back on track

**CentrePort is one step closer to getting back to normal, with regular container services due to re...

Weissman is the new president of Long Beach Commission

"Harbor Commission vice president Sharon L. Weisman has been elected board president to lead the Lon...

Weifang launches four new domestic shipping services

“Shandong port city of Weifang has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Port Group launching four new domestic container shipping routes.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

WEC LINES UP NEW SERVICE AT PORT OF LIVERPOOL

The following release was published by PEEL Ports Group:

Dutch company WEC Lines is beginning a n...

We4Sea: IMO Rule to Boost Fuel Costs by Up to 50 Pct

“In less than 200 days the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap would be implemented, b...

We’re back on track! Savannah is back on our AL3 service

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

Here’s an update on our Atlantic Loop 3 (AL3...

Wave of Feeder Consolidation Continues with Dubai’s Admiral snapped-up

Dubai’s Admiral shipping and Admiral feeders have been reportedly acquired by a group of unidentifie...

Washington United Terminals latest to join West Coast ports in dwell crackdown

“Washington United Terminals (WUT) has introduced a Long Stay Rehandling fee for long-term dwelling...

Washington State’s Port of Quincy to Expand

“The Port of Quincy has begun Phase 1 of an infrastructure project to expand its Intermodal Terminal in Quincy, Washington State.” See the original story at The Maritime Executive. Source: The Maritime Executive (JK)

Wärtsilä, PSA Marine Move Forward with IntelliTug Project

“The technology group Wärtsilä and terminal towage operator PSA Marine have achieved a breakthrough...

Wartsila to build zero-emission autonomous barge at Port of Rotterdam

“Wartsila will build a zero-emission, autonomous intra-port, intra-terminal container barge for the Port of Rotterdam to alleviate container traffic bottlenecks and congestion.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Wärtsilä tech for CMA CGM’s LNG-fuelled boxships to support decarbonisation ops

“French shipping major CMA CGM has selected Wärtsilä, the Finnish technology group, to supply a rang...

Wärtsilä Scrubber Wins Type Approval in China

“Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) system has received a Type Approval from the China Classification Society (CCS), the Finnish technology company said.” See the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

Wärtsilä Reveals Automated Docking Technology

“Wärtsilä, a smart technology provider for the maritime sector, has launched the world’s first commercially available auto-docking system.” To learn more see the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Wärtsilä offers decarbonisation solutions to 12 CMA CGM boxships

“The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a broad scope of solutions for 12 new liq...

Wärtsilä Leads New Clean Shipping Fuels Initiative

“A group of six Nordic companies has, in line with the UN sustainability goals, joined forces to develop a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships.” To learn more, see the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

Wärtsilä develops CCS scrubber upgrade tech

“Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has announced it is testing an upgrade to scrubber technology t...

Wärtsilä and Tanger Med to develop port management information system

“The companies said they will co-operate on the development of Just-In-Time (JIT) solutions, machine...

Wärtsilä and MPA team up for smart port solutions

“Finland-based Wärtsilä Voyage and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a...

Warning to shippers that transpacific contract rates may be overheating

“Transpacific shippers preparing to begin annual contract negotiations with container shipping lines...

Warning to ocean carriers: don’t use canal crisis to ‘price-gouge customers’

“Ocean carriers have been warned not to take advantage of the capacity crunch resulting from the Suez blockage to “price-gouge” their customers.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Warning to carriers as floods add to the woes of South African citrus farmers

“Maersk’s Safari service maintained its scheduled call at South African container hub Durban yesterd...

Warning over call for port nationalisation

“A port expert has warned that acting on a call to “nationalise” an Australian port will result in a loss of business trust.” To learn more, see the original story at Port Strategy. Source: Port Strategy (JK)

Warning of US IMO 2020 bunker supply confusion from EPA regulations

“With the advent of IMO2020, a set of new proposed regulations from the US Environmental Protection...

Warehouse shortages will stay with us until 2023 as inventory grows

“US inventory levels are set to rise more than previously anticipated, driven by shippers’ change in supply chain strategy.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

War torn Yemen to build Socotra feeder port

“A proposed US$50 million container port on the strategically-located Yemeni island of Socotra has m...

War stunts container throughput in Russian ports

“Global sanctions on Russia have cumbered the nation’s container flow as major shipping lines have withdrawn from the country.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

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