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Ports & Logistics

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

Monjasa hires Deloitte to monitor emissions

Danish bunkering company Monjasa hired Deloitte to help it measure its climate impact, noting shifting attitudes in the industry

Tankers and Gas Bunkers

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’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations

The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes

China Tankers and Gas

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

Maersk’s integration strategy begins to pay off

Maersk bet the farm on selling off non-core assets and focusing on container logistics. The gamble appears to have worked, with the company’s ocean customers voting with their wallets by taking up its logistics services

Europe Denmark

Congress pursues hearings on US maritime funding needs

US ports ‘require better landside and waterside connections to facilitate trade and to remain globally competitive,’ said Earl Blumenauer, chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade

United States US States

Europe’s ports survive Suez surge

Congestion at Europe’s key hubs has not increased significantly because of the Suez Canal closure. But the relief was relative in an already highly disrupted supply chain

Europe Containers

Singapore extends crew-change prohibitions to South Asian countries

Synergy chief executive Rajesh Unni says the humanitarian crisis brewing at sea calls for solidarity, co-ordination and decisive policy

Bangladesh Nepal

Suez closure will delay supply chain recovery

Large-scale risks continue to exist within the containerised supply chain. But shippers need to ask if they are prepared to pay for greater resilience

Middle East and Africa Egypt

Lawmakers move to force an end to port of Montreal strike

The bill would force Canadian Union of Public Employees and Montreal’s Maritime Employers Association to submit to a mediation process and give the mediator power to arbitrate any disputes

Canada Political and Trade

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