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Alphaliner: 83% of container carriers ordered in 2023 green

"‘Green’ ships accounted for 83% of container carrier capacity ordered in the first nine months of 2...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Carriers under Spotlight amid Worsening Balance Sheets

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

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: CMA CGM, PSA Singapore to Join Forces

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

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: 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 Giants to Continue Driving Fleet Growth

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Huge Debts Left after Hanjin Demise

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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: Last Hanjin Ship Sold for Demolition

[![[Hanjin vessel at port]](https://app.eesea.com/news/wp-content/uploads/report-hanjin-looking-to-s...

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: 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: 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: Panama Canal Reclaims USEC Container Volume Lead

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

Alphaliner: Scrapping Unlikely to Solve Containership Overcapacity

"The imbalance in the container shipping sector is increasing as global demand recedes after a two-y...

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: 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: Tariffs Intensify US Container Imbalance

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

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

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

Alphaliner’s Asia-Europe container trade analysis highlights its fluidity

"MSC and the Ocean Alliance lead the way on the Asia to Europe trades in terms of market share, but...

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...

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-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)

Alternate Ukrainian export hubs emerge

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

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 drought disrupts river navigation

"Climate change is affecting navigation on the Amazon River where a severe drought is disrupting bar...

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 takes to the sea for more sustainable deliveries in Europe

"Amazon is increasing the use of short sea trips to move inventory and customer packages across Euro...

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 HR Lines builds feeder sector presence with ship purchases

"Bangladeshi feeder operator HR Lines is developing links with Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka buy...

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...

America’s most modern gateway: the first US East Coast port powered by 100 percent clean energy

"Today, The Port of Virginia® is powering all its terminals with electricity from clean resources an...