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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The regulators’ view of container chaos

Carriers may be following the letter of the law, but not necessarily the spirit of it, and are not behaving like good corporate citizens, according to our guest this week. Daniel Maffei is the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission — the Washington agency responsible for regulating the US ocean shipping trades so when he tells liner bosses to ‘put on their commonsense caps’ they should probably listen

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US east coast ports see stronger volume growth

Volumes continue to grow on both sides of the US, but the east coast is taking the lion’s share. An easing of lockdowns in Shanghai could see a surge on the west coast, however

North America United States

The week in charts: Smaller tankers, not VLCCs, lead tanker recovery | Much of Sovcomflot’s fleet is waiting for orders | Boxship newbuilding orderbook is set to surpass 30% of operational fleet

War in Ukraine causes war loss and damages incidents to rise to 1990 levels, the bulk carrier market will benefit from a boost in grain exports from South America, and VLCC rates remain in the negatives despite a lift in rates for smaller tankers 

Casualty Containers

Boxship newbuilding orderbook set to hit 30% of operational fleet

Newbuilding contracts awaiting confirmation for CMA CGM, MSC and Seaspan will drive the global boxship orderbook past 30% of the existing fleet

Containers Shipbuilding

Container lines cut capacity with mixed results for freight rates

Carriers have responded to the slowdown in exports out of Asia by blanking sailings to meet demand. This has worked to some extent, but not on all trades

International Containers

Boxship charter market stable but feeders show signs of softening

Recent boxship fixtures include a 3,800 teu vessel fixed by Wan Hai Lines at $125,000 per day for a short-term charter

Containers

Port throughput masks volume losses in Shanghai

The double counting of teu for barge services shows the underlying volume of containerised cargo in Shanghai has taken a bigger hit from the lockdown than what appears on the operator’s throughput books

Asia Pacific Containers

Lockdown effects will linger after Shanghai reopens

Shippers will be unwilling to risk the delays in shipments suffered last year and will book early. But a surge of cargo when Shanghai reopens could lead to further supply chain disruption

Asia Pacific China

China lockdowns skew container throughput figures

After a slow start to the year, import volumes picked up at the end of the first quarter. Strong US consumer demand could see another boom when lockdown restrictions ease

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US east coast ports see stronger volume growth

Volumes continue to grow on both sides of the US, but the east coast is taking the lion’s share. An easing of lockdowns in Shanghai could see a surge on the west coast, however

North America United States

CMA CGM to encourage early equipment return

Congested supply chains have led to shortages of container equipment for exports. CMA CGM will now credit those returned within a four-day window

North America United States

Supply chain snarl-ups boost HHLA revenues

Despite having to shutter one of its facilities HHLA’s earnings rose during the first three months. Higher storage fees at Hamburg and Tallinn boosted the bottom line

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ACL helps Grimaldi deliver best-ever financial performance

Grimaldi Group increased its turnover by 25% in 2021, while profits before deductions were up by 44%

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US east coast ports see stronger volume growth

Volumes continue to grow on both sides of the US, but the east coast is taking the lion’s share. An easing of lockdowns in Shanghai could see a surge on the west coast, however

North America United States

The week in charts: Smaller tankers, not VLCCs, lead tanker recovery | Much of Sovcomflot’s fleet is waiting for orders | Boxship newbuilding orderbook is set to surpass 30% of operational fleet

War in Ukraine causes war loss and damages incidents to rise to 1990 levels, the bulk carrier market will benefit from a boost in grain exports from South America, and VLCC rates remain in the negatives despite a lift in rates for smaller tankers 

Casualty Containers

Ningbo to probe misconduct by shipping industry

The move to investigate unfair pricing aims to support the sustainable development of small and mid-sized enterprises, according to a government statement

China Containers

RCL says vessel arrested in Indonesia was carrying palm oil approved for export

All 34 containers onboard Mathu Bhum contain palm oil, which have been custom-approved for export on April 25 and April 26, RCL said

Asia Pacific Indonesia

CMA CGM to encourage early equipment return

Congested supply chains have led to shortages of container equipment for exports. CMA CGM will now credit those returned within a four-day window

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