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Alternate Ukrainian export hubs emerge

"Multiple options are opening up to ship goods out of war-torn Ukraine, a nation that closed all its...

Already-stretched Australian supply chains hit by container park congestion

“Sydney’s storage areas for empty containers are full, further jamming-up Australia’s stretched supply chains.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Already-stressed Colombo port flow hit by truck capacity shortages

“Indian subcontinent shippers — already wrestling with frequent sailing dislocations and tightening loading capacity — are seeing more fallout from a deepening economic crisis plaguing Sri Lanka.” See the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

Already here, or maybe needs more testing, but blockchain will add value

“Companies can find “tremendous value” in new technologies, but it’s crucial to think carefully abou...

Alphaliner: Was Box Shipping’s Digital Fanfare in Vain?

“Although various carriers are intensifying their efforts to digitise some of the transactional part...

Alphaliner: Tariffs Intensify US Container Imbalance

“The imbalance of US container imports over exports has worsened despite the implementation of prote...

Alphaliner: SM Line to Enter the Market with Six Services

**South Korea’s newly established SM Line is making a bold entry into the container shipping trades...

Alphaliner: Short Sea Operators’ Share on Intra-Far East Trade Drops

“Independent short-sea and feeder operators on the intra-Far East routes are losing market share to...

Alphaliner: Panama Canal Reclaims USEC Container Volume Lead

**The Panama Canal this month regained the majority share in terms of overall container transport ca...

Alphaliner: Number of Large-Scale Carriers Shrinks

**The harsh conditions in the container shipping market during the 2016 have led to a drop of large-...

Alphaliner: North European Independent Short Sea Operators Struggle

“The Main Line Operators’ (MLO) share of the Northern European short sea and feeder capacity has inc...

Alphaliner: Megamaxes Continue to Be Favored by Ocean Carriers

” Despite overcapacity woes, ocean carriers show no signs of ditching megamax containerships in favor of smaller vessels, Alphaliner said. ” To learn more, see the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JB)

Alphaliner: Last Hanjin Ship Sold for Demolition

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Alphaliner: Korean Carriers Suspend Another Service

“The Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP), launched in August 2017, has unveiled its third round of serv...

Alphaliner: Huge Debts Left after Hanjin Demise

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Alphaliner: HMM’s Vessel Capacity Shrinks by 24 Pct in 2017

“South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has seen its capacity decrease by 23.9 percent amid a r...

Alphaliner: HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliance’s Network in 2020

” South Korean container shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to add some 34 shi...

Alphaliner: HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliance’s Network in 2020

“South Korean container shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to add some 34 ship...

Alphaliner: Global Container Volumes on the Rise in H1

**During the first six months of this year, the global container port throughput rose by 6.7 percent...

Alphaliner: Global Container Volumes Grow by 7.7% in Third Quarter

“Port volumes recorded a 7.7% rise in aggregate throughput in the quarter ended September 30, growin...

Alphaliner: Containership Giants to Continue Driving Fleet Growth

“Over the last decade, overall containership fleet growth has been driven by demand for larger ships...

Alphaliner: Containership Fleet Capacity Hits 23 Mn TEU Mark

“The total capacity of the world’s cellular containership fleet has passed the 23 million TEU mark f...

Alphaliner: Containership Fleet Breaks 21Mn TEU Mark

“The cellular containership fleet has reached a new high of 21 million TEU in November, according to Alphaliner.” For more, see the original article on World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (LF)

Alphaliner: CMA CGM, PSA Singapore to Join Forces

**French container shipping major CMA CGM and PSA Singapore Terminals are planning to establish a jo...

Alphaliner: CMA CGM, COSCO Forging a Mega Alliance

**A new mega alliance appears to be in the making, as French container shipping major CMA CGM and it...

Alphaliner: Carriers under Spotlight amid Worsening Balance Sheets

**The rapid deterioration of Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) financial situation has also put the sp...

Alphaliner: Cargo Volumes at Chinese Ports to Drop by 6 Mln TEU due to Coronavirus Impact

“The extended Chinese Lunar New Year holidays and ad hoc measures aimed at curbing the spread of the...

Alphaliner: Boxship Scrubber Retrofits to Surge Ahead of IMO 2020

“The number of containerships taken out for scrubber retrofits is set to increase in the coming mont...

Alphaliner: Boxship Oversupply Will Not End Soon

“With weaker demand in the fourth quarter and a steady stream of new vessel deliveries, the supply o...

Alphaliner: Box Volumes to Continue Rising despite Ongoing Trade War

“Global container throughput is still expected to grow, despite rising trade tensions and weaker global GDP growth, Alphaliner said.” See the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

Alphaliner: Another Service Cut from Far East – North America Trade

**This year’s weak market conditions in the Far East – North America transpacific trade have claimed...

Alphaliner: 2018 a Year of Contrast for Boxship Market

“The containership market witnessed a year of contrast as overcapacity continued to pressure the box...

Alphaliner ranks Oman Container Line among the best

“Oman Shipping Company’s container service, Oman Container Line (OCL), at Asyad Group, has been rank...

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)

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)

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 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...

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...

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)

Alliances Creating Congestion at Shanghai Port

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

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)

Alleged US demurrage abuses could lead to legal action

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

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...

All Ports in the Bahamas Have Reopened

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

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 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...

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...

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 joins Blockchain Bill of Lading project

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

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)

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