Sea

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

Maersk Vessel

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

Freight rates set to improve

Survey shows confidence in shipping is at its highest level since 2008

Terminals sale boosts CMA CGM’s net profit to $408m

But earnings before interest and tax fall 27% as revenue remains flat

Montreal Gateway Terminals announces executive appointments

Michael Fratianni has become president and CEO

Zim 2013 net losses deepen to $530m

Box line’s volumes rise by 5%, but revenues fall by 7%

Advice and Insight

Capesize rates drop as supply builds in the Pacific

Capesize markets

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

Maersk sells green virtues as it cuts operating costs

Sustainability brings its own reward to cost-conscious carrier

People

GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

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

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

Associated British Ports appoints directors

Three new directors have been employed in the last two months

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints vice-president sales for Europe & North Africa

Gavin Griffin has been promoted and will report to regional executive vice-president Simon Edsall

Air Partner directorate change

Neil Morris is interim chief financial officer with effect from 1 April 2014

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