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New mega-containership arrivals risk upsetting the balance on box trades - The Loadstar. Asia-Europe misery for shippers: four-week delays, rate hikes and surcharges - The Loadstar. © Sheila Fitzgerald Shippers from Asia to North Europe face a severe capacity crunch, and carriers are set to add to their misery with mid-month FAK rises and peak season surcharges.

Asia-Europe misery for shippers: four-week delays, rate hikes and surcharges - The Loadstar

NVOCCs have told The Loadstar in the past few days they were experiencing three-to-four-week delays for FAVs (first available vessels) to North Europe, and even longer for the UK. “We are paying their FAK rates, and even a premium on top, but we are really struggling to get boxes away from China,” said one source. Maersk and MSC upgrade Asia-Europe sweeper to a weekly service - The Loadstar. © Denys Yelmanov | The 2M Alliance has upgraded its fortnightly Asia-Europe sweeper service to weekly, as demand and freight rates continue to rise on the tradelane.

Maersk and MSC upgrade Asia-Europe sweeper to a weekly service - The Loadstar

Dubbed The Griffin by MSC and simply “a sweeper” by Maersk, the inducement sailing was launched at the end of June to mitigate the impact of the temporary suspension of the AE2/Swan loop. Both the 2M partners initially advised their customers that the service would only be maintained if there was sufficient support. But from the first sailing from Shanghai by the 14,036 teu MSC Taranto, load factors have been over 90%.

Future maritime trade flows – PortEconomics. Y invitation, PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue took part in a OECD/IFT Roundtable on Future maritime trade flows, held in Paris, and included 30 members of government, industry and academia.

Future maritime trade flows – PortEconomics

The two days were divided in five sessions covering selected topics, including the changing demand for maritime trade, costs and trade flows, maritime business strategies, infrastructures and the North Sea Route. A large array of issues were discussed and Jean-Paul Rodrigue summarises what has retained his attention. by Jean-Paul Rodrigue. Schifffahrt: Ab 2020 drohen strengere Umweltvorschriften. Full Stories - Caption as the Content - ASD Version. Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe's waterways.

Port-Liner is to roll-out the first fully electric, emission-free barges in Europe.

Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe's waterways

Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Rotterdam ports will host the new vessels, capable of handling 24-280 20ft containers, from August. The launch follows a sizeable investment in the technology by the European Union A spokesperson for Port of Antwerp confirmed to The Loadstar it had added €200,000 to the EU €7m subsidy as part of a wider initiative to improve port efficiency. Operators in Antwerp are expecting five of the new barges in August, with six larger vessels – capable of carrying 280 containers – due later in the third quarter.

They will operate between De Kempen intermodal terminal in South Netherlands and Antwerp, and are expected to remove 23,000 trucks from the roads annually. He said: “There are some 7,300 inland vessels across Europe and more than 5,000 of those are owned by entrepreneurs in Belgium and the Netherlands. Panama Revoking Registration to Two Ships Linked to North Korea Dealings. Image Courtesy: Shipspotting The Panama Maritime Authority has initiated a process of canceling the registration of the ships under its flag as the two vessels are suspected of breaching the sanctions against North Korea.

Panama Revoking Registration to Two Ships Linked to North Korea Dealings

Namely, Orient Shenyu and Koti, both flying the Panamanian-flag, have been linked to transporting of banned cargo to or from North Korea. Orient Shenyu, also known as Glory Hope I, has been included on the list of ten ships the U.S. proposed for blacklisting by the United Nations Security Council. The Nicaragua canal project revisited. The construction of an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua is a longstanding controversy that goes back to the late 19th century when the US had plans to construct the canal but in the end decided to develop the Panama Canal instead.

The Nicaragua canal project revisited

The plans for the construction of the Nicaragua Canal have resurfaced in recent years. In September 2012, a newly formed private Chinese enterprise, the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND), proposed a five-year construction plan at a cost of 50 billion U.S. dollars and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nicaraguan government in which HKND committed to financing and building the project. Maersk Line set to reflag Hamburg Süd containerships away from Germany. Cap San Augustin Maersk is to reflag its recently acquired Hamburg Süd containerships away from the German registry, despite its promise of a “light-touch” acquisition.

Maersk Line set to reflag Hamburg Süd containerships away from Germany

Maersk Line confirmed last week its intention to reflag a number of Hamburg Süd vessels, including 10,600 teu flagships Cap San Juan, Cap San Lazaro and Cap San Vincent, to either Danish or Singapore registration early next year. The decision – which it said was in line with Maersk Line’s “flagging strategy” – will add to concerns in Hamburg about the acquisition of the 150-year-old niche carrier, not least as it comes so soon after the closing of the transaction. From the moment the deal was announced a year ago, Maersk executives, including chief executive Soren Skou, have repeated the “light-touch” mantra when it came to the post-takeover status of the iconic German brand. Mr Skou said last week: “Hamburg Süd is an outstanding brand with high quality products. Cosco takes biggest container line title from Maersk after a bumper Q3.

© Sheila Fitzgerald A 23% increase in containers lifted allowed Cosco to steal the top spot from Maersk Line in the third quarter.

Cosco takes biggest container line title from Maersk after a bumper Q3

The Chinese carrier loaded 5.49 million teu, compared with the Danish carrier’s 5.26m. According to Alphaliner’s liftings league table, the Chinese line loaded 23% more containers in Q3 than in the same period of 2016, whereas Maersk carried 2.4% fewer, its booking systems temporarily stymied by a cyber attack in the summer that caused a 12-day IT shutdown. Surge-mega-ship-capacity-hit-water-2018_20171110. A new future for logistics as e-commerce brings the era of the FCL to an end.

© Texelart The era of the full container load (FCL) is coming to an end, which will transform the freight logistics industry, according to one China-based supply chain veteran.

A new future for logistics as e-commerce brings the era of the FCL to an end

Booming e-commerce, shifting sourcing trends and the rise of emerging markets are all driving a preference for smaller shipments, said Tommy Lui, North Asia managing director of IDS Medical Systems. “Less-than container load (LCL), small orders and diverse geography are the future for logistics,” he told The Loadstar. “The model is shifting because, firstly, now is a huge time for e-commerce, which places a constraint on working capital, squeezes inventory and drives supply chain optimisation, resulting in smaller and more frequent shipments. “Consignees are very conscious about their assets and their inventories; they want to stay lean and mean.” Great Lakes iron ore shipments surge in September. Alphaliner: COSCO to surpass CMA CGM after acquiring OOCL fleet, 29 newbuilds.

?OpenDocument&Form=m_DocumentRead&count=40&start=41&PresetFields=h_SetReturnURL; Drewry: Maersk & Hamburg Most Reliable - Port Technology International. An Interview with Marc Levinson, Author of The Box. The Box was first published in 2006 to enthusiastic praise, counting Bill Gates as one of its fans.

An Interview with Marc Levinson, Author of The Box

We spoke with author Marc Levinson, to chat about the book for the occasion of its 10-year anniversary. The book details the rise of the shipping container, which are boxes made of aluminum or steel, typically 20 or 40 feet long. You can see them on the backs of trucks and trains, and if you’re by a major port, you might spot as many as 10,000 of these boxes stacked on massive ships. Millions of them are traversing roads, tracks, and seas at any given time. As you might expect, The Box is one of Flexport’s favorite books. Dan Wang: The concept of containerization originated with a North Carolina trucker named Malcom McLean.

Marc Levinson: Well, the misconception probably originates from McLean himself. It’s a fantastic origin story, and it’s a tale that people love. That makes it all a bit of a hagiography. Global Shippers Forum and World Shipping Council clash over liner consolidation. Liner shipping lobbyist the World Shipping Council has rejected claims from the Global Shippers Forum that competition regulators need to reassess their approach to shipping line alliances in the era of ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and increasing merger and acquisitions activity among liner operators. Yesterday’s position paper from the GSF, The implications of mega-ships and alliances for competition and total supply chain efficiency: an economic perspective, claims the deployment of ULCVs – while beneficial in terms of reducing shipping line costs – failed to accommodate the increased costs to shippers from larger ships and shipping alliances.

These were principally from delays caused by landside congestion and liners failing to adhere to shipping schedules – known as “negative externalities” in economic theory. Forwarders renew calls for shipping lines to abandon growing list of surcharges. Freight forwarders have renewed calls for shipping lines to axe their surcharges “Forwarders do not like shipping line surcharges, and we have been challenging their legitimacy on behalf of our members – and their customers – for many years,” said Robert Keen, BIFA Director General.

Earlier this year, the Global Shippers’ Forum launched a campaign promising to end the surcharge system by 2020, threatening to “name and shame” carriers and forwarders that use surcharges to “exhort” extra payments from customers. “Our members have become used to shipping lines adding peak season, fuel and currency surcharges, but the number of surcharges and fees continues to grow – often with no real explanation or justification,” said Mr Keen this week. “For instance, what does an extra ‘administration fee’ or ‘container sealing fee’ cover that is not in the standard service offered? THE Alliance creates emergency fund in event of Hanjin scenario. The THE Alliance, understanding how critical certainty is for shippers, has proposed innovative language within its vessel-sharing agreement that has at least one fan among the Federal Maritime Commission.

WASHINGTON — Container lines within the planned the THE Alliance are developing safeguards, including an emergency fund, to help recover stranded cargo if one of the members collapses as Hanjin Shipping did this year. Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle said he’d like to see the 2M and Ocean alliances adopt similar practices. As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge. “I find it more than just creative.

It’s a group looking for a solution. Login - DVZ. Calendar. Đăng nhập một lần. Truy cập tất cả. Đăng nhập để tiếp tục đến Lịch Google Tìm tài khoản của tôi. Self-test questions. Presentations. G6 cancels more Asia-Europe sailings. Views differ on outlook for growth in Panama traffic to US East Coast. Hapag-Lloyd On The Cusp Of EU Approval - Port Technology International. Empty container repositioning costs the shipping industry up to $20bn a year. © Dreamshot Repositioning empty containers costs the shipping industry $15-$20bn a year – up to 8% of a shipping line’s operating costs – according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

At this week’s Intermodal Europe event in Rotterdam, Johannes Schlingmeier, a consultant at BCG, said the huge number of empty container movements across the globe accounted for 15% of all box movements in the US, 14% in Latin America, 29% in Europe, 16% in the Middle East and 25% in China. Speaking to The Loadstar, Mr Schlingmeier’s colleague, Christian Roeloffs, said the problem arose from a mixture of structural trade imbalances and liner and network inefficiency. “Against structural imbalances – such as those seen in an economy that exports more, China’s, for instance – little can be done,” he said. tagged containers. A Maersk container ship ceased operations near the Canary Islands on Monday November 1, 2016 due to a fire that started on board, reported Fleetmon. Image Courtesy: ACP. Image Courtesy: Panama Canal Authority. Image Courtesy: Maersk Line. Image Courtesy: MSC Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company plans to revise its services connecting Asia and US West Coast/Canada, starting from the middle of December 2016 with departures from Asia. Image Courtesy: IMO. Image Courtesy: Diana Shipping. Japan’s Big Three End First Half FY 2016 in Losses. Image Courtesy: Hamburg Hafen On the back of the deteriorating conditions in the shipping market, Japan’s Big Three shipping companies, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Mitsui O.S.K.

Lines (MOL), reported losses for the first half of fiscal year 2016 ended September 30. Of the three majors, K Line reported the largest operating loss during the period, which stood at JPY 26.4 billion, against an operating income of JPY 18.7 billion, as market conditions “were more adverse than previously forecast.” Ocean Alliance Overcomes US Regulatory Hurdle - Port Technology International. The US Federal Maritime Commission approved on October 20, 2016 the merger of CMA CGM, Cosco Group, Orient Overseas Container Line and Evergreen Marine, to form the Ocean Alliance, reported the Wall Street Journal. Mment: One Belt, One Road the future for trade between east and west. End of the 'Hanjin Effect' - Port Technology International. Container Documentary - Documentary Films. Vegetation as Seen by Suomi NPP.

Petrobras LNG Terminals Up for Grabs. G6 Alliance Voids More Sailings. Why Ocean Freight Prices Are at Historic Lows. Login - DVZ. “Too many cooks” in THE Alliance kitchen, suggests Drewry. Insight: Shipping Alliances Must Act with Caution. Login - DVZ. Login - DVZ. Will Existing Carriers Form New Alliance? Productivity is declining at the world's biggest ports, 'but mega-boxships are not to blame'

Hapag-Lloyd to merge with UASC after secret talks. Container port competition in Europe. Schiffsregister — Startseite. Human rights, environmental advocates criticize Nicaragua Canal plan. TOP 100 - Existing fleet on October 2014. Container Freight Rate Insight – Home of freight rate pricing. Daily Briefing 05/03/2014. Ocean Carrier Reliability Improves Slightly, SeaIntel Says. I Know Why Your Students Don't Speak English… And What to Do About It. How to Load a Giant Container Ship. Neue Möglichkeiten zur sicheren und effizienten LNG-Bunkerung.

South America Trade & Logistics. Bills of Lading Seminar - MaritimeEventTV. Murmann to Lead Schenker Air and Ocean Freight. Container Ship Scrapping Heads for Record.