[caption caption="The FMC final rule concludes a two-year process into an application filed by the World Shipping Council. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Container lines will no longer be required to file ‘essential terms’ of contracts with cargo owners with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) under a rule formally adopted by the regulatory...
[caption caption="Shipping industry stakeholders are debating who should bear the financial cost when certain events inside a terminal prevent the timely pickup of containers. Photo credit: Ari Ashe/JOC.com."][/caption]The container shipping industry remains far apart on whether the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC's) proposed rule on detention and demurrage will resolve or...
ACCRA, Ghana — Senior maritime and transport officials in Ghana identified piracy and corruption as central challenges in the development of an efficient port and supply chain network in West Africa. Incidents of piracy and armed robbery were singled out by Richard Anamoo, director general of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority,...
[caption]Maersk Lebu. Credit: Fotoflite[/caption]Underscoring Southeast Asia’s new role as the world’s piracy hot spot, pirates attacked six vessels, including two container ships, in the straits of Malacca and Singapore Friday and Saturday Authorities believe the same group, comprising four to five perpetrators armed with knives, were behind all six incidents, according...
When it comes to piracy, carriers must balance the speeds and routes their vessels take with crew safety and delivering maximum efficiency to clients. Typically, ships move at slower than their maximum speeds to reduce fuel usage and increase savings for both carriers and customers alike. While these benefits are tangible,...
Shippers have plenty to worry about — including volatile pricing and cargo delays — but piracy should be less of a concern, as the number of incidents has been falling since 2010. The general decline can be attributed to renewed international efforts to combat piracy. Pirate attacks targeting container vessels fell...
[caption align="left"][/caption]A Mediterranean Shipping Co. container ship and a bulk carrier were attacked in separate but possibly related incidents off the coast of Indonesia, according to the intergovernmental anti-piracy office ReCAAP. The two incidents, which are reported to have happened within hours of each other, involved ships sailing eastbound in the Straits...
Militants loyal to ISIS could bring Somali-style piracy to the Mediterranean, threatening the world’s largest trade lane, European officials warn. It’s been 200 years since pirates operated in the Mediterranean, but recent developments in North Africa suggest the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could launch attacks on commercial and passenger...
Maritime piracy fell to an eight-year low in 2014 as a continuing decline in attacks off Somalia offset a surge in ship hijackings in Asian waters. Attacks against small tankers off South East Asian coasts saw global hijackings rise to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, according to the International...
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue. This round of...
With piracy in West Africa on the rise, a newly released report highlights how pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are far more violent than in Somalia and less-focused on ransom, requiring the industry to take a different approach to curb attacks. The set of standards, a 12-page document entitled...
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and...
European shipowners are asking the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers to endorse a maritime security plan aimed at safeguarding ships around the globe. The European Commission and the European External Action Service joined forces to write the security plan earlier this year. Today, the European Community Shipowners Association asked...
Eleven sailors from the Malaysia-flag container ship Albedo held hostage for more than three years by Somali pirates have arrived safely in Kenya, according to mediators who helped secure their freedom, Al Jazeera reported. The 1,066-TEU vessel, which had a 23-man crew when it was attacked, was hijacked about 1,500 kilometers off...
Manchester - UK – Poseidon Marine Security has launched a global marketing campaign for its new product ProtectaDeck, an anti-piracy barrier for the shipping industry to protect vessels and oil rig platforms from the increased number of piracy attacks throughout the world . ProtectaDeck prevents intruders from boarding, is inexpensive, as well...
Japan’s new anti-piracy law will take effect on Saturday, 17 days after it was enacted by the Diet, the nation’s parliament, the transport ministry announced this week. The new law will allow private armed guards to board Japanese-registered oil tankers and other cargo ships in waters off Somalia and elsewhere. Under the...
Ten crew members and 25 security guards aboard a ship engaged in anti-piracy services were arrested in Chennai Oct. 18 after they failed to produce proper documents allowing them to carry weapons, Indian authorities said. The MV Seaman Guard Ohio is owned by Washington-based AdvanFort International, and flies the Sierra Leone...
Global piracy has fallen to a seven-year low, but attacks off the coast of Nigeria have surged by a third, the International Maritime Bureau said. There were 188 piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2013, down from 233 in the same period last year, and the number of hostages...
The Japanese government adopted a new anti-piracy bill at a cabinet meeting this week that would allow private armed guards to board Japanese-registered oil tankers and other cargo ships in waters off Somalia and elsewhere. The government will seek to have the bill enacted during an extraordinary session of the Diet,...
A suspected Somali pirate chief has been arrested in Belgium after he was lured to the country by police posing as filmmakers who wanted him to star in a documentary about his exploits. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as “Afweyne” or “Big Mouth,” allegedly has pocketed millions of dollars in ransom payments...
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Eight English sites have had their bids for freeport status approved by the British government, which sees them as a key part of its post-Brexit economic model. The new freeports will be based in East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe and Harwich, Humber, Liverpool city region, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside. The locations will be special economic […]
PSA Singapore has launched a series of value-added services to support cargo owners which includes priority discharge, top stowage, express delivery flexi-alerts and fast connection management for containers moving via Singapore. The company had deployed these additional resources and ramped up its capabilities to increase activity at the Sinagpore port to deal with the current […]
The MSC Regulus, with a draught of 15.7 m, successfully entered the Port of Antwerp in the first of six trials for a programme to incrementally increase the port’s draught from 15.5 m to 16 m. The current maximum draught of the Western Scheldt river for container ships calling at Antwerp is 15.5 m, and […]
Paceco Group and Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) have announced the market release of a near zero emission (NZE) rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane as well as the commencement of zero emission (ZE) RTG development. The NZE ‘Transtainer’ model is an updated version of the Paceco-Mitsui hybrid Transtainer, first introduced to the market in 2009 with power […]
DP World has begun operation of the Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) at the Port of Luanda, as it looks to turn the facility into a regional hub following an investment programme. The MPT was handed over to the Dubai-based company by Porto de Luanda, following the 20-year concession agreement signed in January. DP World Luanda is […]
APM Terminals (APMT) has begun operations in Kalundborg, Denmark, with the launch of two weekly feeder services operated by A.P. Moller – Maersk. The new feeder services link the port with major shipping routes by offering a connection to weekly mainliner in Aarhus bound for Asia and a feeder network reaching Russia, the Baltics, Iceland […]
CMA CGM will dedicate a fleet of 15,000 teu liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containerships to the US market as part of the group’s ongoing efforts to improve air quality. The first of these new vessels will be delivered in October 2021, and all ships are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. […]
The Brazilian Navy has given the Port of Santos approval to receive vessels of 366 m in length, the largest ships calling the East Coast of South America. Currently, the port receives vessels of up to 340 m in length, with a capacity for around 9,000 teu, while the new maximum size of vessels arrivals […]
Dutch barge terminal BCTN Alblasserdam has selected Camco Technologies as its gate automation partner, as it looks to optimise terminal automation processes. Utilising two bi-directional Camco truck optical character recognition (OCR) portals, the terminal will have fast access to truck and cargo data, helping to increase truck and container turnaround. This methodology enhances the process […]
PortMiami handled 113,835 teu in January 2021, a 21% increase from the 94,064 teu handled in the same period last year, as furniture imports rose and business with China, Vietnam, Turkey and Italy boomed. Data from PIERS showed that furniture imports were the top imported commodity in January 2021, a large jump from the 24th […]
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has signed more than 30 memorandums of understanding (MoU) with potential investors for port projects, technological advancements and development of plots in the port’s special economic zone (SEZ). Worth around INR27,000 crore (US$3.7m), the investment partners include DP World, JM Baxi & Co., Ganesh Benzo, BPCL, NITIE, SS G Pharma […]
PSA Corporation and the Container Depot and Logistics Association (CDAS) have launched SmartBooking, an integrated one-stop booking platform for container depots, terminals, hauliers and logistics facilities across Singapore. The initiative, developed by PSA, aims to play a major role in Singapore’s logistics ecosystem digitalisation roadmap and is part of the National Artificial Intelligence strategy to […]
Tough conditions for cruise and coastal shipping were largely responsible for an 11% fall in revenue at Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) last year, although container volumes at the Greek hub showed some resilience. The port handled 5,437,477 teu in 2020, representing a 4% drop in container volumes, mainly due to a 5% decrease at the […]
The Port of Oakland’s container throughput declined 11.9% year-on-year in January 2021 as a result of spreading supply chain congestion. Exports, in particular, were down 11.3% and the port attributed the cargo declines to several factors that included late-arriving ships from southern California as up to 60 vessels at anchor waited for berth space. Bryan […]
Container activity at Port Houston surpassed 250,000 teu in January, marking the port’s second busiest start to a year, albeit 5% lower than in January 2020. Loaded container imports totaled 121,578 teu last month, which was the fourth highest month on record for imports, while loaded exports totaled 99,694 teu. Port Houston Executive Director Roger […]
Kuehne+Nagel has acquired Apex International Corporation, one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, and taken a large step towards fulfilling its strategic Asia ambitions. Air freight forwarder Apex was founded in China in 2001 and as expanded throughout Asia and beyond over the years of its growth history, having gained particularly gained traction in the transpacific […]
Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam has ordered 10 hybrid straddle carriers from Kalmar for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam. The order was booked in Cargotec’s, Kalmar’s parent company, 2021 first quarter intake and the equipment are expected to be delivered during the third quarter. Mikko Mononen, VP sales, EMEIA at Kalmar, said: “It is a […]
The Port of Rotterdam handled 14.3m teu last year, representing a drop of 3% despite a recovery in the second half of 2020 as consumers spent on physical goods rather than services. In the second half of the year, the port handled 76.4m tonnes of containerised throughput, up from 75.7m tonnes during the equivalent period […]
New intermodal logistics hub East-West Gate Terminal Hungary (EWG) has selected Camco Technologies as its partner for a gate automation and camera system for vehicle and container tracking. Camco will deliver the gate access automation as well as optical character recognition (OCR) for rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes and rail at the […]
Several Quebec and Ontario businesses that use the Port of Montreal have diverted containerised goods to other ports as a result of the dockworkers’ strike in 2020. Some of these businesses move critical cargo to combat COVID-19 and the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has found other businesses have planned to divert as well if a […]
DP World in the United Kingdom has announced that London Gateway’s Logistics Park will fast-track the delivery of a speculative 13,565m² green warehouse facility, which is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in December 2021. The post DP World to fast-track London Gateway new warehouse appeared first on Container News.
The Maersk Eindhoven set sail for the US on 2 March, following a stack collapse that saw 260 boxes lost on 17 February, which saw the ship divert to Yokohama Port for repairs and to discharge damaged boxes. The post Maersk Eindhoven sets course for LA appeared first on Container News.
The global tank container fleet reached 686,650 units worldwide on 1 January 2021, which represents a year-on-year growth of 5.26%, according to the ninth Annual Tank Container Fleet Survey by the International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO). The post Global tank container fleet exceeds 680k units appeared first on Container News.
Port of Antwerp has announced the first successful trial of the extension to the maximum draught of the Western Scheldt river with the 13,100TEU MSC Regulus entering the Belgian port with a new record-draught of 15.7m on 28 February. The post Antwerp launches succesful trials of Scheldt draught extension appeared first on Container News.
Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan) has entered into an agreement to acquire two 15,000TEU scrubber-fitted container ships on long-term charter with a global liner. The post Seaspan buys two ULCV’s on charter with a major line appeared first on Container News.
The Singapore High Court has sanctioned Pacific International Lines’ (PIL) debt restructuring scheme on 3 March, after PIL’s bond holders voted on 1 February to accept the company’s proposal to convert the bonds to perpetual securities. The post Singapore court endorses PIL restructuring appeared first on Container News.
Wan Hai has purchased its 11th ship since earmarking US$360 million to buy second-hand ships. The Panamax vessel was bought from CMB for US$21 million. The post Wan Hai buys another ship from CMB appeared first on Container News.
As the annual contract season progresses DHL has outlined its view of the future of negotiations and the necessity to understand the resetting of the supply chain with higher ocean rates and two-way commitments between shippers and carriers. The post DHL backs Maersk’s view of contract negotiations appeared first on Container News.
Vessel operator Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has partnered with terminal operator BCTN Container Terminals and the Holland Shipyards Group to convert its first inland vessel to carbon free hydrogen power. The post Dutch company to convert inland ships to H2 appeared first on Container News.
Both the Maersk Eindhoven and the ONE Apus which suffered major cargo losses in the Pacific are expected to resume service, with the Eindhoven becoming operational earlier than originally expected. The post Maersk Eindhoven and ONE Apus ready for operations appeared first on Container News.
Ron Flegel, chairman of the federal Drug Testing Advisory Board that developed the controversial proposed mandatory guidelines for federal drug testing using hair samples, was mum at a March 2 meeting on when HHS plans to issue a final hair testing rule.
President Joe Biden’s pick to be second in command at the U.S. Department of Transportation pledged March 3 to help the administration prioritize the proposed Gateway rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey if she is confirmed by the Senate.
Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.
A teardown of Volkswagen AG’s first dedicated electric vehicle found it measures up favorably with Tesla Inc. models in several key aspects, sending the German carmaker’s shares to levels last seen before its diesel emissions scandal.
The U.S. Energy Department has appointed Jigar Shah, a clean-power pioneer who helped bring solar into the mainstream, to run the loan-program unit that backed Tesla Inc. and failed solar manufacturer Solyndra.
Cruise, the self-driving vehicle company majority owned by General Motors Co., is in talks to acquire Voyage, an autonomous technology startup that operates in retirement communities, according to people familiar with the matter.
Some truck buyers require lightweighting while most others move toward it slowly, if at all, but the coming of electric trucks may demand more of it, according to an updated confidence report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
Moving one step closer to being acquired, Navistar International Corp. announced stockholders approved Traton SE’s proposal to buy all of Navistar’s outstanding common shares for $44.50 per share in cash, or $3.7 billion.
Polly Trottenberg, nominated to be deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, told senators March 3 she was unable to disclose details about the Biden administration’s highway-funding plans.
Gina Raimondo easily won Senate confirmation as Commerce secretary, placing the Rhode Island governor at the heart of President Joe Biden’s efforts to revive the U.S. economy and confront alleged unfair trade practices by China.
The American Petroleum Institute is considering throwing its weight behind a government-imposed price on carbon dioxide emissions as a way to slow global warming, a major policy shift by the oil industry’s top trade group.