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Xeneta reveals the top three reasons freight shippers switch containership carriers

Xeneta, the Oslo-based benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerized ocean freight, has quizzed its worldwide database of contributors to uncover the main reasons businesses end agreements with container ship ...

Maritime NZ secures better deal for NZ shippers

Maritime New Zealand has worked successfully at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ensure flexibility in introducing new regulations for verifying container weights – and that will benefit our exporters.

“It ...

RUSAL and Maersk Line sign letter of intent

UC RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, and Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, today announced they have signed a three year letter of intent for long-term ...

Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass  of packed containers has been agreed ...

IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but cautions short-term pain before long-term gain

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) strongly supports the new mandatory requirement and adoption of the amendment to SOLAS regulation V1/2 for the verification of the gross mass ...

Communication of the Verified Gross Mass of packed containers to be compulsory as from July 1st, 2016

As of July 1st, 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers will be applicable ...

Six carriers to create a new partnership “THE Alliance”

Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, “K”Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Yang Ming have agreed to create a new alliance covering all East-West trade lanes namely, Asia-Europe/ Mediterranean ...

APM Terminals to provide container weighing services at 29 locations

With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force APM Terminals is taking the lead to ensure a smooth transition into the new regulatory environment facing ...

Drewry: 2016 to be weakest box production year since 2009

Prices for new dry freight containers declined to their lowest point since 2002 during first-quarter 2016 and are still going down, according to the latest edition of the Container Equipment ...

CMA CGM Group develops AQUAVIVA, a new generation of containers to transport live lobsters

The CMA CGM Group launches AQUAVIVA, a new generation of containers which allows for the safe carriage of live lobsters in their original water in conditions maintaining their natural habitat ...

Hapag Lloyd and UASC in merger talks

Hapag-Lloyd AG (HL) and United Arab Shipping Company SAG (UASC) are currently discussing forms of cooperation including a potential combination of their mutual container shipping operations.

In case of a ...

UK P&I Club warns of unpreparedness to comply with SOLAS amendment

The SOLAS amendment coming into force on 1st July 2016 requires, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified ...

Container weighing survey update reveals true state of implementation

The second round of FONASBA’s survey on the status of implementation of the amendments to SOLAS VI.2 shows that with just three months to go before the 1st ...

Container shipping approaching crucial trigger point in 2016

Further expected container shipping liner losses throughout the first half of 2016, exacerbated by the awful prevailing spot and contract freight rates will lead to a major trigger point at ...

APM Terminals announces new port investment in the Kingdom of Morocco

APM Terminals has been named as the operator of a new container transshipment terminal at the Tanger Med 2 port complex. APM Terminals already operates the APM Terminals Tangier facility ...

MSC and INTTRA enter into a new digital partnership to address SOLAS VGM requirements

MSC, a world leader in global container shipping, and INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, are pleased to announce a new partnership which will introduce a customer-friendly solution ...

Big volume shipping no longer means big value rates, reveals Xeneta

Xeneta, the leading benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerized ocean freight, has utilised its data of global shipping rates to make a startling, and counterintuitive, claim – big volume shippers ...

APM Terminals readies Lázaro Cárdenas TEC2

APM Terminals has forged ahead with the new deep-water semi-automated Lázaro Cárdenas Terminal 2 (TEC2) project, representing an overall investment of USD $900 million, despite lagging global and ...

Global spot container rates hit record lows

The World Container Index’s composite index, an average of spot freight rates on 11 global East-West routes connecting Asia, Europe and the US, reached a record low of US ...

WSS to supply gas detection units to COSCON container fleet

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed a contract with COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd (COSCON) to supply its latest Unitor multi-gas detectors to the company’s expanding container fleet. The ...

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