Failed September rates push puts container firms back to square one


This month’s stalled bid makes a November GRI inevitable, say brokers

MSC may overtake Maersk as largest containership player, say analysts

msc vessel

Three 19,000 teu newbuildings could push Geneva-based firm ahead of its 2M ally

Ebola could demand additional charter clauses says law firm

Shipping industry must anticipate greater quarantine and preventative measures

Asian container ports struggle with the worst congestion in 20 years

Complicated nature of vessel-sharing agreements said to be part of the problem

US West Coast port disruption fears spurs on box trade

As unions and employer contract negotiations stall, new report finds US imports are surging

CMA CGM signs three agreements on major maritime trades

French group in tie-up with CSCL and UASC

G6 Alliance continues to divert vessels from Rotterdam

Decision suggests congestion woes are not over

Japanese line looks for increased efficiency

K Line will add five additional ULCVs to its Containership Fleet

Modest freight rate rises as GRIs brought in

Prices in Latin American trades remain under pressure

Global container ports could handle 840m teu a year by 2018

Faster traffic growth and strong profits attract aggressive market entrants, says Drewry

US to fine ships without Asian Gypsy Moth certification

CBP to issue penalties from 1 January 2015

2M faces extended US review for vessel-sharing plan

FMC commissioners plan questions for Maersk and MSC that could stop the clock

Strong trans-Pacific box demand set to continue

Solid economic data points to further growth in US container imports

Calais mayor threatens to block port over migrants

Local leader insists UK must do more to resolve and pay for worsening port security situation

Work suspended on Brittany Ferries’ LNG-powered ship

Company ‘unable to secure funding for €270 million vessel’, sources claim

Advice and Insight


containers on a ship

The strength of first-half 2014 container flows from Asia to Europe flies in the face of the macro-economic data coming out of Europe, reports Drewry

Oil siphoning piracy increasingly looks like an inside job

Leaked knowledge of a ship’s cargo and route allows attacks to be made just outside of jurisdiction

Some private security companies are as risky as pirates

Security firm security at Control Risks lashes out at cheap security firms and predicts a sector shakeout


Lufthansa Cargo's Otto to join Austrian Airlines

Dr Andreas Otto

Executive 'helped shape development' of cargo airline

Allport elevates HR head to main board

Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Maersk Line appoints new southeast Asia executive

18-year shipping veteran flies in from Africa

Have Your Say

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

The long, slow price quote

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

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