Category archives: Containers

SinOceanic orders 10x8,800 TEU containerships

On behalf of foreign interests, SinOceanic Shipping ASA has entered into a contract with Jinhai Heavy Industries, China, to build 10 x 8800 TEU state-of-the art super eco containerships for ...

New Hapag-Lloyd service for Italy, Turkey and Egypt

Hapag-Lloyd is launching the new Levante Express Service (LEX). First sailing of the weekly service which further enhances Hapag-Lloyd’s port coverage in the Tyrrhenian Sea and Levant will be ...

Port of Montreal open to post-Panamax ships

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is delighted with a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) decision authorizing the passage of vessels up to 44 metres wide in the Quebec-Montreal section of the ...

Discovery Channel to broadcast Maersk Triple-E build

In a shipyard in South Korea workers are building the world's largest ships - Maersk Line's 400m long Triple-E container vessels. Maersk and Discovery Channel have teamed up to ...

Drewry: Slow steaming to escalate

The freight rate war currently taking place between Asia and Europe, and between Asia and the US, and the further addition of new ships, will force carriers to resort to ...

Hapag-Lloyd with improved first quarter

Although its operating environment has remained challenging, Hapag-Lloyd finished the first quarter of this year in a much better position than last year. As expected, the Company posted a loss ...

Aliança renewing its cabotage fleet

Aliança’s new container ship “Sebastião Caboto” was christened at the Terminal Maritimo de Passageiros in the port of Santos. The vessel’s sponsor is Deise Krause, wife ...

Ebba Maersk’s maiden call welcomed in Busan

On 30 April, 15,001 TEU Ebba Maersk made her first port call in Busan, South Korea. The vessel is now including Busan on the AE10 service to North Europe ...

16,000-TEU CMA CGM Jules Verne enters service

The CMA CGM Group recently announced the arrival of the CMA CGM JULES VERNE (16 000 containers twenty-foot equivalent). Sailing under the French flag, she is the world’s largest ...

Traffic resumes hollowing Port of Genoa accident

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that commercial and passenger traffic has resumed at the Port of Genoa, Italy, following the tragic Jolly ...

Hyundai Heavy wins order to build world’s largest containerships

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced the Company won a USD 700 million order for five 18,400 TEU containerships from China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. The world ...

COSCON, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming to jointly launch Russia - Finland service

COSCON, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming will launch a jointly-operated Russia - Finland service from the middle of May. Named as RFS (Russia - Finland Service), this new service will be operated ...

Diana Containerships announces the sale of a Panamax container vessel

Diana Containerships Inc. has announced thatit signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 1990-built vessel Maersk Malacca (renamed “Malacca ...

Drewry: Container Insight Weekly

Smaller container shipping lines are pulling out of the East-West trades, no longer being able to compete in the closed-shop, big ship dominated markets.

Shippers need to get used to ...

Construction of China’s 10,000TEU container ship begins

On April 28th, the 10,000TEU container ship whose ship owner is China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL) began to construct in China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (CICJS ...

MSC gets serious about Asia-ECSA

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) clearly has no intention of being left behind in the race to acquire greater economies of scale between Asia and East Coast South America. By launching ...

CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt (16,000 teu) enters CMA CGM’s Asia - Europe trade

The CMA CGM Group announces that the CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT, second of the world's largest and state of the art containership’s series, begins its first voyage ...

Naming ceremonies held in Korea for Ever Liven and Ever Logic

Ever Liven, the tenth in a series of L-type containership to be operated by Evergreen Line, was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman ...

CMA CGM launches service from Asia to South Red Sea

CMA CGM announces the launching of a new fixed day weekly service on the Asia – Red Sea route, the REX 3 service, on May 2nd, 2013.

Complementing the existing REX ...

Maersk Line to call Busan, South Korea

Maersk Line will now add Busan, South Korea, to the schedule of the Asia-Europe (AE10 service). South Korea’s Busan Port is one of the world’s leading container hubs ...

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