Stakeholders in the container shipping industry are debating how demurrage clocks should begin, when they should be suspended, and when it’s fair and unfair to assess penalties to beneficial cargo owners (BCOs).
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.
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 Maritime Bureau.
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.
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.
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 June indicate retailers were also […]
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.
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 as being easy to install […]
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.
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 flag.
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.
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 as the boss of […]
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Saudi Global Ports (SGP) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) have formalised a contract for three new future-ready quay cranes. The three new cranes are part of SGP’s commitment under the Concession Agreement and Consolidation Plans to invest SAR7bn (US$1.9bn) to modernise King Abdulaziz Port into a competitive and sustainable global container hub. Abdulla […]
DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have broadened their existing partnership with NIIF Master Fund investing primary capital of INR22.5bn (US$300m) for a shareholding of approximately 22.5% in Hindustan Ports Private Limited (HPPL). HPPL, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DP World, operates five container terminals across India, managing more […]
Brazil’s waterway regulator Antaq has approved the analysis of contributions related to the bidding for the concession of the Port of Itajaí (SC), with investments of R$2.8bn (US$530m) to be made across a 35-year contract. The concession will allow the future concessionaire to manage the port and operate containers, providing services directly to port users […]
Trade in ocean-based goods showed remarkable resilience during the recession induced by COVID-19 in 2020, the latest data from the United Nations Conference on Trade Development (UNCTAD) has shown. UNCTAD’s ocean trade database showed that trade in ocean-related goods fell by 3.2% in 2020 compared to 2019, faring better than both world trade in goods, […]
Running ships entirely on green hydrogen-based fuels (e-fuels) would add less than €0.10 (US$0.10) to the price of a pair of trainers and up to €8 (US$8.5) for a refrigerator, a new study published by Transport & Environment (T&E) has claimed. The analysis of shipments from Shenzen in China to Europe debunks claims by the […]
APM Terminals (APMT) Apapa has supported the Nigerian Federal Government’s drive to connect Apapa Port to the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line. Linking the port to the rail line will facilitate cargo delivery and help to avoid port congestion. Klaus Laursen, country manager of APMT Nigeria, said: “APMT Apapa first restored the rail in the […]
The first all-electric terminal tractor at a British port has arrived at DP World’s London Gateway, helping the terminal operator to take a significant step forward in “greening” the UK logistics sector. The Terberg YT203-EV terminal tractor has entered into service at the terminal and will be primarily used for transporting goods the two mile […]
An electronic bill of lading (eBL) application built using Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN)’s API has obtained approval by the International Group of P&I clubs. The IQAX eBL application is one of only a few blockchain-enabled solutions supported by major carriers that have received this approval, marking an important step in connecting logistics with financial […]
CMA CGM Group and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to initiate a collaboration on the development of capabilities and solutions across maritime decarbonisation, digitalisation and innovation. The MOU also seeks to prime for a future-ready maritime workforce through training and skills development. Rodolphe Saadé, chairman […]
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has completed the final phase of US$100m in berth enhancements at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at Blount Island. Completed at the end of June in coordination with the recently completed Jacksonville Harbour deepening project, the last stage of the project consisted of the rehabilitation of 700 linear ft […]
PSA Corporation and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have completed a joint pilot project to integrate and enhance the container flow between two PSA facilities – Keppel Distripark (KD) and the On-Dock Depot (ODD). It is hoped that the pilot project paves the way for further carbon footprint reduction and will enhance productivity for Singapore’s […]
Kuenz has been selected by DFDS Belgium to deliver one brand new rail-mounted gantry (RMG) crane for its intermodal terminal in Ghent, Belgium. As one of the main intermodal terminals in Ghent, with the ability to handle all kinds of cargo, DFDS Belgium is set to increase its capacity with the new RMG. Vincent Pelletier, […]
Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has outlined its ambitious decarbonisation targets and the detailed roadmap it will follow to reach its net-zero goal by 2040. In a report that sets out three practical steps for the port to achieve this vision, ACT has detailed how it plans to invest more than US$150m throughout its decarbonisation journey. […]
The European Parliament has voted to include shipping and road transport in its Emissions Trading System (ETS) for the first time. MEPs voted to adopt three EU laws that are part of the Fit for 55 in 2030 package, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by at least 55% by 2030 compared to […]
Phoenix Lighting has launched the Soar Series, an expansion of its product offering of high output large area LED lighting for terminal yards. According to the Milwaukee-based company, the high mast solution provides reliable, energy-efficient illumination and coverage, and allows terminal operators the ability to control and monitor every element of it. Designed for high […]
Eurogate Intermodal’s (EGIM) Hungarian subsidiary has signed a cooperation agreement with East-West Intermodal Logistics, the investor for East-West Gate (EWG) terminal, to connect EWG in Fényeslitke with its rail network. Eurogate Rail Hungary (ERH) will offer connections to Fényeslitke as a non-stop block train service from destinations in Germany (Hamburg, Duisburg and Munich), Austria (Vienna), […]
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved an all-time high 519,390 teu in May, as vessels diverted to Savannah from other East and West Coast ports. GPA’s May volumes grew by 9% compared to the same month last year. Griff Lynch, executive director at the GPA, said: “Strong consumer demand continues to drive higher volumes at […]
With its acquisition of Bollore Africa Logistics on the horizon, MSC is eyeing up further investment opportunities in Africa according to its CEO Soren Toft. Speaking at the 10th Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, Toft said: “I’m a big believer in Africa, because I think the demographics speak for themselves: we all expect that Africa’s […]
Bracco Imaging SpA and BDP International have completed the transportation of two refrigerated 40 ft reefer containers via the Trans-Asia railway from Italy to China, marking the inaugural journey of this temperature-controlled transportation. Bracco, which specialises in all modalities of diagnostic imaging solutions, approached BDP to determine the feasibility of a transport solution that would […]
DP World and the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) have signed a 30-year agreement worth more than SAR500m (US$133m) to build a port-centric logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port. The agreement aims to establish a logistics park which spans over 415,000 sq m, with an inland container depot capacity of around 250,000 teu and warehousing storage […]
Container News wants to thank you all for your participation in the CN Photo Project. Among all the very beautiful photos we have received, the Container News team has chosen the following picture as “The Picture of the Week”! Title: Good Morning from SSAT-30 to SSAT-18 Seattle Wa - Photo taken by Jason Charles Be part of the CN Photo […]
Saudi Global Ports (SGP) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) have formalised the contract for three new future ready quay cranes (QCs). The contract was signed between the chairman of the board for Saudi Global Ports, Abdulla Zamil, CEO of Saudi Global Ports, Edward Tah; and secretary of the party committee, chairman and president […]
Two crew members on a Capesize bulk carrier operated by South Korea’s SW Shipping have been fined for steering the ship through restricted waters around the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The ship, 176300 dwt Sea Coen, had sailed through the no-navigation zone through Palm Passage off Townsville, after loading coal in March. The breach […]
Over Week 26, the world bunker indices did not have a firm trend and showed moderate irregular changes, according to Sergey Ivanov, director of Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX). The 380 HSFO index rose marginally to US$735.72/mt, the VLSFO index increased to US$1,069.86/mt, while the MGO index dropped to US$1,380.95/mt. The Global Scrubber Spread (SS) weekly […]
GEODIS has finalised its acquisition of Keppel Logistics after obtaining regulatory approvals. GEODIS said this transaction consolidates its Contract Logistics footprint and e-Commerce fulfillment services in Asia-Pacific and particularly in Singapore. The Singapore-based Keppel Logistics is a contract logistics specialist with close to 500 employees. Keppel Logistics operates circa 200,000 m2 of warehouse space across […]
CMA CGM Group and ENGIE plan to co-invest in the Salamander project, the first industrial and commercial unit for the production of second generation biomethane. The two parties aim to produce up to 200,000 tonnes of renewable gas per year worldwide by 2028 to meet the needs of CMA CGM and the shipping industry. The […]
APM Terminals has implemented a container tracking solution in the Port of Valencia in Spain. The service, called Track & Trace, enables customers to access real-time data on their containers, check live vessel schedules and cut-off times, save containers to a Container Watchlist and set up email alerts, according to APM Terminals. Maersk-owned port operator […]
According to a new study looking at the commitment of leading shipping companies tο decarbonisation, only 35% have set and communicated a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. The assessment, conducted by the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS), is based on the green shipping ambitions of the largest shipping companies, by […]
Lars Kastrup is the new boss of the Singapore-headquartered Pacific International Lines (PIL) from today, 1 July, after the decision of the company's board of directors. As chief executive officer (CEO) of PIL, Kastrup will be responsible for leading the carrier's growth and development including its sustainability transformation path towards net zero carbon emissions, according […]
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) continues to call on industry stakeholders and market regulators to take action to ensure a balanced and fair trading system. FIATA has published the following "discussion paper" providing a brief summary of the key policy action points in the interests of global supply chains, and the economies […]
The union representing about 22,000 West Coast dockworkers and their employers will continue negotiations for a new labor contract past the July 1 expiration of their current pact and said the ports — among them the U.S.’s busiest — will keep functioning.
Semiconductor stocks took a beating after a grim profit warning from Micron Technology Inc. sparked fresh worries about corporate America’s earnings power with the U.S. potentially heading for a recession.
With more than 400 truckers having qualified for the upcoming National Truck Driving Championships, the summer training period is officially underway. And Ohio's Scott Woodrome, the two-time defending national champion, knows the importance of preparation better than most.
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Automation at the Long Beach Container Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles’ TraPac terminal has eliminated 535,848 hours and $41.8 million in wages annually for dockworkers, even as production at ports that are automated is typically lower than at those that aren’t, according to a new study.