Sea

Asia-Europe box prices fall further, but transpacific rates rise

containers on a ship

Lines postpone September hike to Northern Range ports, but prices to US reach record high

Port costs ‘make short-sea shipping unviable’

LD Lines

‘Motorways of the sea’ services need help to compete with road, LD Lines MD Christophe Santoni tells LLL

Livingston International acquires FPA Customs Brokers

Purchase strengthens its air and sea brokerage business in LA and New York

Maersk and MSC file 2M vessel-sharing proposal with the FMC

Washington agency has 45 days to review but can stop the clock to seek more information

LD Lines to axe France-Spain freight service if subsidy ends

'Motorways of the Sea' service ‘cannot compete with road without state aid’

Moth infestations delay several US-bound containerships

Forwarders monitoring the trend as CBP reports the worst Asian Gypsy Moth season in recent memory

Tanger Med new container port to get US$10 million cold-store facility

Project backed by Spanish, Moroccan and US investors

Rotterdam cargo flows returning to normal

Vessel waiting times improve significantly after weeks of congestion

DFDS cuts further Baltic route due to Russian embargo

Line suspends new Travemünde-Klaipeda service as dispute with EU ‘significantly impacts freight volumes’

MSC containership barred from Australian ports

Vega Auriga falls foul of new policy targeting vessels repeatedly breaching maintenance, safety and crew-welfare rules

No freight rate recovery for years to come, warns Skou

Maersk Line boss says strategy remains focused on cost-cutting as prices continue to drift lower

DFDS mulls further schedule changes due to Russian embargo

Results on Channel improve to backdrop of over-capacity

DP World becomes sole operator of future Trilogiport container terminal

Ports operator sees ‘synergies’ with Beverdonk terminal

Stena Line to add third Rotterdam-Killingholme freighter

UK economic recovery means existing vessels on route are currently full at peak times

Asia-Europe rates slide for third consecutive week

Downward trend expected to continue in the run-up to September

Asia-Europe rail given box equipment boost

New diesel-electric container can control temperature for 20 days and prevent damage from extreme variations

US container port gains continue

South Carolina Ports report 8% throughput growth in FY2014 to 30 June

Advice and Insight

CMA CGM tightlipped on post-P3 plans as it reports $94m profits

cma cgm

Volumes rise, ROIC slips but French line says nothing about future alliances or post 2M strategy

Cosco Pacific posts strong first-half growth in throughput

But container-related business underperforms after sale of CIMC stake

Box forecast finds fragmented growth prospects Part 2

Ultra-large container ships putting increased pressure on the yard space of the world’s container ports

Box forecast finds fragmented growth prospects Part 1

Box forecast finds fragmented growth prospects

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

debbie webley

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

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

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

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs