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What is ‘book and claim’ and how can it help shipping’s decarbonisation?
Concept allows shipowners or charterers to pay for alternative fuels without having to physically refuel at ports with available supply
Weak demand sees boxes pile up in Europe
Carriers built up their equipment fleets to meet shortages during the pandemic. But as demand falls, empties are piling up in Europe’s yards and terminals
China Merchants to offload controlling stake in Ningbo terminal
The tender will give a chance for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Co to gain the control over the facility and better consolidate its terminal resources
Sanctioned Russian ship circumvents Bangladesh port denial with STS transfer
Russian state-owned general cargoship was initially blocked from entering Bangladesh’s ports because of US sanctions
DFDS to decarbonise ferries in deal with Channel ports
‘The commitment by DFDS and our partner ports is an important step toward decarbonising cross-Channel transportation,’ says chief executive
Global trade set for slow growth after fourth-quarter downturn
Unctad expects growth to be ‘stagnant’ in first quarter. Outlook for second half of the year is more positive
Shippers face conundrum over container freight contracts
Shippers face tough decisions over whether to lock in contract rates that are higher than spot rates. But holding off could lead to higher prices later in the year if carrier capacity management take effect
Strikes extended at French LNG terminals
Workers vote to extend industrial action for another week results in diversion of multiple LNG carriers to other regions
Grimaldi-led group signs port share purchase deal for Greek port
Grimaldi investments a vote of confidence for investing in Greece, says finance minister
One person still missing after fatal crane collapse in Israel
A crane collapsed and damaged a section of the jetty after high winds and hailstorm hit the Ashkelon coal terminal
Port of Los Angeles monthly volumes fall 43%
Volume decline linked to global trade slowdown, new year closures in Asia, and stalled west coast labour contract
Forwarders call for co-operation as pandemic challenges unwind
Freight rates have fallen and container scarcity is now in the past. But forwarders still feel there is an uneven playing field
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