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Ports & Logistics

Søren Toft prepares for one of the biggest jobs in shipping with move to MSC

The Aponte family has taken the unusual step of recruiting an outsider to a pivotal role within the MSC group, but it has had to wait 12 months for Søren Toft to start his new job after leaving his former employer, Maersk

Containers Ports and Logistics

Eleven stowaways found on ro-ro at Southampton

A group of 11 Albanian stowaways were found in the hold of a Wallenius Wilhelmsen car carrier at Southampton days after the stowaway incident on the product tanker Nave Andromeda off southern England

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

Felixstowe congestion spreading to London Gateway and Southampton

Congestion at the port of Felixstowe has spread to nearby box hubs London Gateway and the Port of Southampton, adding to costs and frustrations for freight forwarders forced to seek out more expensive carrier space. Hapag-Lloyd warns congestion at London Gateway would last until mid-November

United Kingdom Containers

DSV Panalpina posts strong quarterly performance

Conditions for the freight forwarder have been better than expected, but the assumptions behind its forecasts are more uncertain than normal owing to the continued development of the coronavirus backdrop

Europe Containers

IR Class expects Indian tonnage to grow on domestic demand

Indian shipowners have been augmenting their fleet with new and existing vessels, said executive chairman of Indian Register of Shipping Arun Sharma. The increase in Indian tonnage in recent years is incentivised by government initiatives

India Classification

Southern California ports’ throughput slowed by surging imports

Jim McKenna, chief executive of the Pacific Maritime Association, which handles labour relations for leading shipping lines and terminal operators in ports along the Pacific Coast, said the slowdown and extended turn times were largely due to increasingly high volumes of containers

US States Containers

UK’s freight ecosystem braces for massive changes

The UK’s freight ecosystem faces massive changes in how it does business with its European trading partners

International United Kingdom

Container freight rates remain near record highs as peak season runs on

Golden Week usually marks the end of the container shipping peak season. This year, however, box freight rates on the transpacific remain near record highs and Asia-Europe trade is also seeing a rebound

Asia Pacific Europe

Ocean freight rollovers causing supply chaos for shippers

With container vessels full from Asia to the US and Europe, cargo owners and forwarders are struggling to secure slots and wrestling with disruptions and delays, worsened by poor communication by lines

Asia Pacific Containers

Port of Savannah stays ahead of the curve to increase throughput

Among efforts to increase capacity at GPA are the Savannah Harbour Expansion Project, now 75% complete and the Mason Mega Rail Terminal which is close to 50% complete

US States Containers

Complex reefer supply chain ‘suffers from miscommunication’

Cargo claims for losses in the temperature-controlled supply chain are increasing. The majority of the incidents could be remedied by better communication between stakeholders as cargoes change hands

International Containers

Shortage of empties pushing up container costs

High levels of exports from China and fewer imports have led to an imbalance in container equipment. Shippers are now having to pay record prices for pick-up fees to access boxes

Asia Pacific China