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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









Expansion starts when merger completes

OOIL’s 1m teu fleet expansion plan may encourage investors, but the bigger question is how other large carriers would think and react to the move

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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.
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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

Europe Switzerland Mediterranean Shipping Co

Slowly does it

Linton Nightingale


Global box growth maintains moderate inclination and China remains the chief driver

Port data



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Market insight

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Latest From Charter rates, Freight rates, Between the lines & Containers

Spot market offers little relief for carriers bidding to recoup fuel costs

The latest SCFI and WCI data show only sideward rate movement on the two major east-west trade lanes

Containers Asia Pacific

Carrier woes weigh on charter market

The idle boxship pool has continued to rise as carriers scale back on capacity

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Rate relief for transpacific carriers, but for how long?

Transpacific carriers were looking for GRIs of up to $1,000 per feu from July 1

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Ports and Logistics

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Genoa terminals unaffected by bridge collapse

The Italian Federation of Shipping Agents says Genoa’s terminals are operating at 100%

Italy Casualty

Hapag-Lloyd expands East African presence

Hapag-Lloyd’s revised East Africa loop will launch from September

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Bad bunker cases on the increase, says Lloyd's Register

The use of unusual blend components may increase in the run-up to the low-sulphur regulations taking effect as people try to avoid the high costs of compliance

Bunkers Ports and Logistics
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UK sets out plans to boost exports after Brexit

Extent of business opportunity for shipping unclear

Europe United Kingdom

Maersk trials Arctic Sea route

No plans yet for commercial operations in Arctic waters

Maersk Group Containers

Asia-Mediterranean trade could stagnate amid Turkey crisis

Drewry expects at the very least some rationalisation of Turkish calls

Europe Turkey

Shipbuilding orderbook drops to 14-year low

As of the beginning of August, the global orderbook stood at 3,000 vessels of 76.0m cgt, its lowest level in cgt terms since April 2004

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

Maersk to launch Rotterdam low-sulphur bunker facility

Rotterdam tank farm to supply a fifth of Maersk’s annual fuel requirements

Europe Netherlands

ONE enhances reefer fleet

The order includes 2,100 reefers fitted with controlled atmosphere technology
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