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Back on track

Linton Nightingale


Strong growth returns to the upper echelons of the container port premier league, with China leading the way

Port data



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Container shipping’s hunger games

Economics is pretty straight forward. So why can’t container lines figure out supply and demand?










Ransomware: yes, you’re at risk too

Maersk and Cosco incidents show that industry must make things as hard as possible for the hackers









Maersk prepares for further integration of business

Two years on from its radical shakeup of its business model, Maersk Group has successfully divested itself of most of its energy division. But deeper integration of its transport and logistics business line is still on the cards

Containers Data Hub

The focal point for business-critical data on container shipping

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Lloyd's List Containers

Summer forecast:

Calm seas or doldrums?


Five risks to check: Container shipping

Oversupply worries persists with large newbuilding tonnage, while high bunker bills erode earnings of carriers

Containers Mid-Year outlook Bunkers

The Interview: Jeremy Nixon

Ocean Network Express, the container line forged from merging the box shipping operations of three fiercely competitive Japanese shipping companies, got off to a rather rough start earlier this year. Now, three months on from its April 1 operational launch, chief executive Jeremy Nixon tells Lloyd's List that the business has settled into its rhythm.
International Asia Pacific Singapore

MSC’s Diego Aponte warns of price dumping risks as container shipping recovery fizzles out

State-supported container lines may distort the market through unfair pricing practices, says MSC as it draws attention to the ambitious expansion plans of certain carriers

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Market insight

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Supply overhang casts shadow over boxship charter market

Alphaliner estimates container shipping's idle fleet is set to swell to more than 3% of the total operable fleet by the end of the year

International Containers

Carriers deserve credit for surge in transpacific rates, says SeaIntel

Carriers restricted increases to slot capacity to just 3.6% in August compared to the 9% added during the previous two months, according to SeaIntel

North America Asia Pacific

Transpacific ocean freight capacity remains tight

Space on transpacific container shipping loops remains full, with cargo rollovers still an issue for shippers, according to Flexport

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Ports and Logistics

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Vinalines to build container terminals in north Vietnam

The new container terminals will cost around $299m and will be located at the port of Lach Huyen

Asia Pacific Vietnam

Shippers condemn Maersk’s sulphur surcharge

Shippers would prefer box lines used scrubbers rather than be charged indefinitely for higher fuel costs after low-sulphur rules take force

International Maersk Group

Labour says no deal Brexit would be ‘disaster for UK ports’

Gridlock on the waterfront unless government secures terms with EU prior to departure, Labour spokesperson maintains

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Geopolitical fears sap confidence in shipping

Despite the overall slide, the confidence level of owners and charterers has increased, Moore Stephens finds

International Dry Bulk

MSC and CMA CGM pass on cost of sulphur cap compliance

CMA CGM will review its sales policy on fuel surcharges, while MSC will introduce a new surcharge in 2019

International CMA CGM

Shippers condemn Maersk’s sulphur surcharge

Shippers would prefer box lines used scrubbers rather than be charged indefinitely for higher fuel costs after low-sulphur rules take force

International Maersk Group

Asset value is our primary focus, says Minsheng Leasing shipping head

Some Chinese leasing firms are going even further on value exploration by ordering dry bulkers on their own

Asia Pacific China

Greek shipowners back ‘experience-building phase’ for sulphur cap

Union of Greek Shipowners says no backsliding on IMO dates but emphasises that bunker supply chain’s responsibilities should not be shifted onto operators and crew

International Europe

More cuts required on Asia-Europe box trade

Weak utilisation driven by overcapacity means Asia-Europe trade lane needs further capacity cuts if freight rates are to rise again

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