Sea

Work together or die together, Wickmann warns intra-Asia box lines

Wickmann: carriers should choose vessel-sharing deals, slot swaps or joint sailings rather than add capacity.

MCC Transport boss says falling rates will drive carriers bankrupt unless they join forces

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV agree to merge container businesses

Hapag Lloyd and CSAV

Combined group will form world’s fourth largest containership operator with around 200 vessels

Shipbuilding prices forecast to remain flat in coming months

Greek broker Intermodal says combination of firm values and weak freights could drive S&P deals

Carriers prepare for May Asia-Europe rate push

Maersk Line plans to increase prices by $550 per teu

Port of Long Beach reports a drop in box throughput for March

Figures reflect suspended services and competition from container rival Los Angeles

Capacity hits a plateau as owners stop at 19,000 teu boxships

Container vessels will break the 400 m length limit in the long term, say experts

Container box prices rise in Q1 2014

However, new containership prices are not showing signs of increases

Shipping faces $120 per teu hike in Asia-Europe bunker charges in 2014

Brussels’ stricter sulphur rules will drive carriers to pass higher costs on to customers

Owners urged to avoid allure of cheap money

Singapore maritime heavyweights warn of overordering risks in shipping and rig-building

Dubai police seize illegal painkillers

Nearly five million banned Kaptagon pills were shipped into Jebel Ali Port

South America service shake-up will cut container capacity

Cutbacks and cancellations spell a double-digit decline in trade lane’s annual space

Port of Calais blocked by strike action

Tailbacks of trucks outside French port

CMA CGM halts further orders for the next three years

French carrier absorbs its newbuildings and waits for approval for the P3 tie-up

Le Havre ro-ro terminal in expansion mode

Port authority sees potential despite traffic decline

Advice and Insight

P3 could force break-up of existing alliances

Containership

P3 to push overcapacity problems to other carriers, who could reform stronger rival groupings, says SeaIntel

Capesize rates drop as supply builds in the Pacific

Underlying demand will support a rebound in several weeks, brokers say

P3 could force break-up of existing alliances

P3 to push overcapacity problems to other carriers, who could reform stronger rival groupings, says SeaIntel

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports merger

Commission calls for merger of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports

People

Behrendt’s move to Hapag-Lloyd’s supervisory board brought forward

Behrendt: Will take up his new role as chairman of the line’s supervisory board in the autumn.

Weber steps down early following CSAV merger deal

Coyne Airways appoints chief operating officer

Liana Coyne will replace John Batten and head up five new market-focused divisions

Transport charity hopes to sign up Multimodal visitors for European cycle challenge

More than £200,000 previously raised from its cycling events in last two years

GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Have Your Say

A unique logistic proposition?

Map of SECA, Lloyd's Loading List.com

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

Shippers voice mixed feelings about P3 tie-up

Ingvar Bergman voices his opinion on the P3 alliance

Where's the drive to recruit?

Former haulier Graham Manchester says there are very few 'at the top' with the drive and enthusiasm to encourage talent