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Ports & Logistics

Top regulators find no evidence of price collusion by box lines as shippers demand answers

The Washington agency responsible for regulating the US ocean shipping trades has told container lines to explain and justify their congestion surcharges as chairman Daniel Maffei says carriers may be following the letter of the law, but not necessarily the spirit of it, and are not always behaving like good corporate citizens

United States Containers

Ports likely to struggle with future fuel needs

Concerns over safety, handling and public perception of future fuels will be increasingly in the spotlight. Huge investments in ports and modernising safety and training regulations are also needed, an industry event has heard

United Kingdom Environment

Little relief in sight for equipment shortages

There is no shortage of physical container equipment in the market. But delays in returning boxes to origination destinations are sucking up capacity

International Containers

Covid has revealed lack of investment, MSC chief tells London

Speaking to London Shipping Week, the MSC chief executive spoke of higher freight rates causing agony for customers, the need to find scalable fuels for the future, and a very uneven economic recovery ahead.

Switzerland LISW

Box shipping’s structural upswing to last until 2023

The up cycle for container shipping will not end until new capacity enters the market. But even a normalisation in the supply chain will see no return to the past decade’s low-rate environment

International Containers

Major banks join blockchain shipping trade finance project

Focus will be put on helping small and medium-sized enterprises gain access to trade finance from banks, with the support of reliable shipping data collected via the digital platform

Asia Pacific Containers

Each lost container costs logistics industry $100,000

Backbone of increased transparency and visibility is proper data management and proper data analytic, conference told

International Containers

DP World to invest $400m in fourth berth at London Gateway

Having secured freeport status, DP World is now looking to expand its volumes. The $415m project will start next month

Europe United Kingdom

Maersk continues ecommerce sweep

Maersk has added to its list of strategic purchases. The latest will see it add capacity in ecommerce warehousing technology

Europe Denmark

Port of Virginia remains ‘agile and fluid’ as peak season approaches

‘We’re operating very well and getting the same volume surges that everybody else is. But we’re absorbing them and we are still in great operational shape,’ Edwards tells Lloyd’s List

US States Containers

Britain’s export trade has a great deal at stake

The UK is already a major exporter on the world stage and is looking to build bridges to trade partners in economic powerhouses of the future. But trade deals are not always as transparent as we think

United Kingdom LISW

Chinese ports reopen as weakening typhoon moves toward Japan

Typhoon Chanthu had turned eastwards before making landfall in China’s Zhejiang province. It is now expected to head northeast and approach the coastal area of northern Japan

Asia Pacific China