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Alternative route helping lower Chittagong shippers’ woe

“Using alternative route to make shipment of export cargo is helping Bangladesh to lower outbound co...

Amazon container order another move toward ‘dominating US logistics’

“Amazon last week took delivery of the first 48 containers of its order for 250 53ft boxes, as it ramps up its domestic US network.” To learn more, see the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Amazon gets OK to operate as NVOCC from China to US

WASHINGTON — Amazon has received a license from the Federal Maritime Commission to operate as a non-...

Amazon in a low gear, but is moving towards third-party deliveries

“Faced with excess capacity and weaker results, Amazon is moving to generate more money from its fulfilment network.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Amazon overcomes supply chain disruptions with its own boxes

“The unprecedented Covid-19 pressed the global supply chain and when things have started coming in l...

Amazon to accelerate digitalization at Port of Thessaloniki

“Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (ThPA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have held a meeting during th...

Amazon-Chartered Bulker Delivers Hundreds of Containers to Houston

“With the expectations that the supply chain disruptions and shortage of containers and ships will c...

Amazon, IKEA and Unilever among shippers make 2040 zero carbon shipping pledge

“Amazon, IKEA, and Unilever, are among nine major shippers that have united in a new coalition with an ambition for zero carbon shipping by 2040.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Ambitious feeder operator Safeen shifts its focus to SE Asia liner service

"Safeen Feeders, Abu Dhabi Ports’ shipping subsidiary, is moving beyond its original focus on the Mi...

Ambitious young liner Transfar now launches China-US east coast sailings

“Alibaba-affiliated Transfar Shipping has started China-US east coast sailings, months after entering the liner sector with sailings to the west coast.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Ambitious Zim heads for the acquisition trail after massive Q2 profit

“New York Stock Exchange-listed container line Zim is looking to accelerate its growth via acquisiti...

Amended Colombo Port City Project Given the Go Ahead

**The Sri Lankan Government has given the green light for the Colombo Port City Project, having amen...

Americas Service (USW) – JPO CAPRICORNUS – Port Everglades Omission

We would like to inform you that due to Hurricane Matthew, Port Everglades port is currently closed...

Americas Service (USW) – Port of Charleston Omission

**We would like to inform you that because of the serious effects of Hurricane Matthew, the port of...

Ammonia power plant receives greenlight for Jurong Port

"Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP) and JERA Asia have concluded a deal...

Ammonia powered mega-boxship five years away

“An ammonia powered ultra-large container ship will be commercially available by 2025 says classific...

Ammonia-Fuelled 23,000 TEU Boxship Design Gets AIP

“UK-based Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co...

AMPT Barcelona guarantees security of goods handled with new certificate

“APM Terminals Barcelona has obtained the Authorized Economic Operator (OEA) certificate for customs procedures which guarantees the security of goods handled.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

AMSA launches campaign targeting container ships

“The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is launching a focused inspection campaign targeting cargo securing arrangements on container ships visiting Australian ports.” See the original story at Mirage. Source: Mirage (JK)

Amsterdam Pilots Sailing Drone for Depth Inspection of Ships

“The Telemetron, a sailing drone that inspects the depth of marginal ships at the locks of IJmuiden, shows that drones can do more than just fly.” To learn more, see the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

Amsterdam sees transshipment traffic crash amid pandemic

“The Port of Amsterdam has said transshipment traffic in the North Sea Canal region fell by 10% year...

An eeSea access to 2M Alliance 2019 Service Update

2M Alliance member carriers – Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) – hav...

An eeSea look at the latest from THE Alliance

Yesterday, THE Alliance announced an enhanced version of their 2018 network to be launched this Apri...

An Evolving Trend in the Europe – North America Container Trade

“Prior of the development of the Port of Newark to serve neo-Panamax ships, transportation analysts...

An update for our South America East Coast (SEC) service

The following release was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

If you are shipping with our South America Ea...

AN2 Service – Transit Time Improvement

We would like to inform you that Hapag-Lloyd will improve transit times from San Antonio, Chile to B...

Analysis: an exciting year for container shipping – meltdown or milk and honey?

“What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago, I was bearish on the container shipping indus...

Analysis: CMA CGM is ‘looking for opportunities’ – Zim or Evergreen?

” Having been recently rejected as a possible merger partner by Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM is th...

Analysis: CMA CGM trading update steals the limelight from Maersk & Hapag

“France’s CMA CGM stole the thunder of Denmark’s AP Møller-Maersk (APMM) and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd (...

Analysis: COSCO and OOCL – a big, well-managed world leader in the making

“COSCO says the OOCL deal will allow it “to grasp the historical opportunities arising from the Belt...

Analysis: days of reckoning loom for AP Møller Maersk & Hapag-Lloyd

“The forthcoming financial updates of the major carriers will be pivotal; and with the earnings seas...

Analysis: has DSV got a new M&A deal up its corporate sleeve?

“It is a race against time for DSV, so I am on M&A high alert, as usual, when the Danish freight for...

Analysis: just where, and on whom, will APMM’s M&A gaze settle?

” The corporate story of AP Møller-Maersk Group (APMM) is incredibly fascinating. It is worth watchi...

Analysis: K+N, Panalpina & DSV – still street-smart and gutsy?

” Judging by the interims of Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina and DSV released this month, the biggest lose...

Analysis: K+N+GFF combination could be a sweet spot for value-hunting investors

“As part of my “who’s next?” series, concerning the possible corporate moves of Kuehne + Nagel (K+N)...

Analysis: Maersk vs Hapag-Lloyd with D-Day just round the corner

“Reaction in the financial markets said it all when AP Møller-Maersk Group (APMM) and Hapag-Lloyd re...

Analysis: sailing solo next year could be a voyage to disaster for ZIM

“How troubled is ZIM? I asked my sources, following a second-quarter update that did little to boost...

Analysis: The axe will fall on Ceva as CMA CGM’s cost-cutting exercise gathers speed

“Last week’s headlines pointed to a rationalization in the number of routes that CMA CGM would serve...

Analysis: when it rains on Maersk, it can pour

“What an unlucky event for the Danish carrier – one it could surely have done without, given the rou...

Analysis: with OOCL buy, Cosco is growing, but it’s also burning more cash

“China’s state-owned Cosco Shipping Holdings will likely reach record revenues of Rmb90bn ($13.5bn)...

Analysis: Yang Ming and Seaspan both suffering, but is it stress or distress?

“For the investment community at least, Taiwan’s Yang Ming has been sailing under the radar for a co...

Analysis: Yang Ming cash call a positive, but its share price is now a fear gauge

“‘Every little helps’ – this motto perfectly sums up the outcome of Yang Ming’s latest fundraising round.” For more, see the original article on The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (LF)

Analyst: Maersk Line loses key route after Hamburg Süd purchase

“After the Hamburg Süd acquisition, Maersk Line is left without a direct connection to Northern Euro...

Analyst: The US-China trade war is ‘sucking the life’ out of trans-Pacific trade

“The U.S.-China trade war is prompting manufacturers to leave China for lower-tariff climes, not least in southeast Asia.” To learn more, see the original story at Freight Waves. Source: Freight Waves (JK)

Analysts warn box lines to withdraw capacity as spot rates sink

"Container spot freight rates took another pummelling this week with a raft of double-digit week-on-...

Analysts: Prepare for pricier container shipping

“Container shipping rates are set to climb amid more balanced growth between cargo demand and vessel...

Andy Tung standing down as co-ceo of OOCL

“https://www.constructionweekonline.com/products-and-services/261266-fujairah-ports-installs-chinas-zpmc-cranes-for-2723m-expansion” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Anger as terminal operators impose new customs charge on UK imports

“UK ports have begun charging “customs clearance fees” in what a source claims is an effort to recou...

Anger in Australia as container detention fees climb

“Australia’s ongoing port congestion has left transport operators fuming over mounting container detention charges.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Anger in Europe as state subsidies for South Korean carrier HMM soar

“State-owned Korea Ocean Business Corporation (KOBC) has, reportedly, signed off on some W6.15trn ($...

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