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Containers

Aponte and Idan Ofer ink landmark deal for LNG-fuelled boxships

The prospect of a favourable deal from Eastern Pacific; pressure from cargo interests keen to see a portion of LNG in the fleet; and a pro-LNG stance from MSC’s chief executive Søren Toft appear to have been enough to convince MSC chairman Gianluigi Aponte that a limited LNG-fuelled portfolio represents a pragmatic bet

Mediterranean Shipping Co Containers

Box analysis and comment

Global box volumes heavily dependent on US demand

Surging demand in North America is distorting global container demand growth figures. US exports have also faltered as supply chain disruptions hit Asia-US backhaul

International North America

No end in sight for record box freight rates

Cargo owners face surcharges just to secure slots, on top of high ocean rates. There is some evidence that desperate shippers are paying close to $20,000 to ship a container to northern Europe

International Containers

Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping

Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other

Asia Pacific Containers

Weekly Briefing: An end to the dry bull run? | Box markets count the cash | Tankers wary of coronavirus quarantine

Having hit 11-year highs this week the Baltic Dry Index bull run appeared to be slowing on Thursday as both politics and coronavirus infections once again steered the agenda and the capsize rate started to tail off. For containers the good times continue to roll and, if Maersk’s results are anything to go by, the profits are rolling in for the lines. Meanwhile, there may be growing optimism of a vaccine-led recovery in crude demand across significant oil-consuming countries in Europe and north America but somebody forgot to send the memo to the tanker market

Weekly Briefing Dry Bulk

Data utility aspiration for liner shipping

GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member

Europe Containers

Developing third-country markets is top priority for Cosco

Measures have already been taken to expand the carrying capacities on trade routes such as such as India-Europe and intra-Europe markets, as the management foresee a further manufacturing migration from China  

Containers Ports and Logistics

China looks to Iran for secure oil supply

It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most

Iran China

Global crew changes paralysed by pandemic ‘chaos’

‘Crew logistics has almost come to a halt, the challenges are intractable,’ says leading shipmanager

Crewing Coronavirus

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Ports and Logistics

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Latest From Ports and Logistics

Over half of container bookings rolled at some ports

There were hopes that the chronic disruption in the container supply chain would be easing by now. Instead, it is getting worse

International Containers

China Unicom joins TradeLens platform

Maersk says the partnership would further enhance the global network of the TradeLens system, which now directly integrates with 300 organisations, including more than 10 container shipping carriers

Asia Pacific Containers

Hutchison completes acquisition of Rotterdam terminal

Hutchison increases its presence in Rotterdam with the acquisition of APM Terminals’ Rotterdam terminal. APMT will focus development on Maasvlakte II

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Over half of container bookings rolled at some ports

There were hopes that the chronic disruption in the container supply chain would be easing by now. Instead, it is getting worse

International Containers

China Unicom joins TradeLens platform

Maersk says the partnership would further enhance the global network of the TradeLens system, which now directly integrates with 300 organisations, including more than 10 container shipping carriers

Asia Pacific Containers

Danaos in ‘best-ever’ shape as charters hit record rates

Including a $248m increase in the fair value of the containership owner’s stake in Zim and other one-off and non-cash items, Danaos posted a profit of $296.8m for the quarter

Danaos North America

Aponte and Idan Ofer ink landmark deal for LNG-fuelled boxships

The prospect of a favourable deal from Eastern Pacific; pressure from cargo interests keen to see a portion of LNG in the fleet; and a pro-LNG stance from MSC’s chief executive Søren Toft appear to have been enough to convince MSC chairman Gianluigi Aponte that a limited LNG-fuelled portfolio represents a pragmatic bet

Mediterranean Shipping Co Containers

Global Ship Lease raises dividend as world boxship fleet reaches ‘full employment’

Containership owner says it sees strong fundamentals continuing for at least the medium term

International Containers

Global box volumes heavily dependent on US demand

Surging demand in North America is distorting global container demand growth figures. US exports have also faltered as supply chain disruptions hit Asia-US backhaul

International North America
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