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Liners Turn to Surcharges as Reefers Get Diverted amid Plug Shortage at Chinese Ports

February 18, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Refrigerated containers, commonly referred to as reefers, are used for the transportation of perishable goods. When unloaded at a terminal they need to be connected to a reefer plug on shore to keep the goods refrigerated until they are picked […]


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HHLA Handles More Containers in 2019

February 17, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

During the year, the group handled 7.6 million standard containers (TEU) at its container terminals, representing an increase of 3.3 percent compared to 7.3 million TEU reported in the previous financial year. As informed, container throughput at the three container […]


Shipping

HMM Eyes Improved Performance in 2020

February 17, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The gigantic boxships, the largest in the world, are scheduled for delivery in April when they will start their deployment in the Far East-North Europe trade as part of THE Alliance’s itinerary. “HMM will continue to secure additional cargos in […]


Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Coronavirus Outbreak: Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Sailings

February 14, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Taken together, these measures have an estimated impact on the company’s financial performance for 2020 of approximately USD 0.65 per share. “While not currently planned, if the company was to cancel all of its remaining sailings in Asia through the […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Cruise Ship Banned over Coronavirus Fears Arrives in Cambodia

February 13, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The 82,862 GT passenger ship Westerdam departed Hong Kong on February 1, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members. It spent two weeks offshore as ports in Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Guam banned the cruise ship from docking […]


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PD Ports Welcomes UK Government’s Freeports Consultation

February 12, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

PD Ports operates at thirteen locations across the country and owns Teesport, one of the busiest UK ports and an international gateway to the north of the UK. As informed, Teesport bosses have lobbied in recent years to highlight the […]


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Maritime Unions Urge Government to Save Australian Shipping

February 7, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

As informed, the unions asked the government to invest in the creation of a new strategic fleet to aid Australia’s emergency response capacity to natural disasters and move to protect the nation’s economic, environmental, fuel and national security interests. The […]


Shipping

COSCO, OOCL, ONE and Yang Ming to Set Up New Transatlantic Service

February 6, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

As informed, the first voyage is scheduled for April 2020, subject to FMC filing. To be jointly operated by the four lines, the service will deploy six Panamax vessels. The port rotation for the weekly service is Mersin – Haifa […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Trade Deficit Drops for First Time in Six Years

February 5, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. trade deficit fell for the first time in six years in 2019 as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes. The Commerce Department said Feb. 5 that the gap between what the United States sells and what […]


Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd Trialing Biofuel to Cut CO2 Emissions

February 3, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The 4,402 TEU containership Montreal Express was recently refueled with a new, eco-friendly biofuel in Rotterdam. As informed, Hapag-Lloyd intends to use the test run with the abovementioned vessel, which operates in the St. Lawrence Coordinated Service 2 (AT 2) […]