Sea

Hamburg Süd’s CCNI deal valued at $160m

Hamburg Süd vessel

CCNI board approve the deal based on the current state of box shipping industry

Reduced capacity leads to record box performance at Hanjin

Hanjin vessel

Container division’s operating profit improves in the second quarter, but shipping line remains loss-making overall

Qatar takes control of UASC

Gas-rich state becomes majority shareholder in the fast-expanding shipping line

Hamburg Süd to buy CCNI box business

Chilean carrier will continue its non-liner shipping activities after deal completes later this year

Savannah achieves record-breaking 3 million teu

Box volumes climb 6.3% at leading east coast US gateway

Box congestion in Europe creates surcharges

Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp face container bottlenecks this month

Overcapacity depresses Q2 box rates for OOCL

Volumes up 11% globally and 22% on Asia-Europe, but revenue per teu down 4%

Evergreen improves UK and Ireland services

New feeder capacity arrangements aim to enhance transit times and coordination of Rotterdam transhipments

Inactive box fleet declines further

Peak season continues to drive demand for extra tonnage

Contraband cigarettes seized at French forwarder

Goods concealed in a container shipped from China

Congestion warnings at US and Canadian ports

Bottlenecks emerge after fears of a west coast strike cause a rush to move cargo

MyFerryLink allowed to operate well into 2015

Ferry operator reports 30% freight growth as competition regulator’s ban delayed by appeal process

DP World reports 9.3% H1 growth

Asian, European and UAE terminals post 14.1% increase as global economy improves

APM to sell Virginia box terminal

US east coast facility was only commissioned in 2007

North Europe-South America capacity cuts

Shipping lines axe services as freight rates on the trade lane flounder

Advice and Insight

Gateway to Russia

Geoff Edwards, European logistics director, Mortrans

Geoff Edwards, European logistics director for Mortrans, provides insight into moving freight through St. Petersburg for the launch of the Lloyd's Loading List.com St. Petersburg trade hub

From P3 to 2M: a China story - PART 2

Scaled-down ambition of Maersk and MSC means Beijing’s rejection would be unprecedented, but not unthinkable

From P3 to 2M: a China story

Scaled-down ambition of Maersk and MSC means Beijing’s rejection would be unprecedented, but not unthinkable

Consortia and alliances set for further expansion

The formation of 2M is only the conclusion of the latest round of mega-alliance negotiations. Much more lies ahead

People

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Matthew Marriott

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role

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