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Equipment shortage breathes life into conventional reefer shipping

Specialised reefer ships are in high demand as carriers grapple to get a grip on a global reefer equipment shortage. Not only have charter spot rates for conventional units soared to decade highs, capacity is expected to rise in 2021 for the first time in ‘many years’

International Containers

Seatrade partners to acquire UK’s Geest Line

Antwerp-based reefer specialist forms joint venture with logistics group Jamaica Producers in the takeover of conventional reefer operator Geest Line, which has served the Caribbean and Latin America markets for over 65 years

Europe Belgium

Suez Canal remains blocked despite efforts to refloat grounded Ever Given

It is not clear what caused the grounding. Initial reports suggested that Ever Given had experienced engine trouble, but a spokesman for BSM, the vessel’s technical managers, confirmed that an initial investigation has ruled out any suggestion of mechanical or technical failure

Egypt Containers

Ship emissions off Southern California pose health risks

The San Pedro Bay ports’ clean air action plan, with tight at-berth regulations, does not apply to emissions of particulate matter from ships at anchor, which fall under the jurisdiction of the California Air Resources Board 

US States Containers

Surcharges and diversions as China frozen food checks cause Tianjin reefer congestion

Lines had imposed surcharges on reefer containers going into Shanghai and Tianjin in February when a shortage of truck drivers at the height of the coronavirus outbreak caused congestion issues. The current hold-up is due to more stringent checks on frozen food imports involving full testing and disinfection of them by the Chinese authorities

China Containers

MSC goes big on Chile cherry trade with China express service

MSC is cashing in on the demand for high-value fruits heading into the Chinese market. In addition to tailoring itself to the busy Chilean cherry season, the new service will lead up into the Chinese New Year period as well. Chilean cherry exporters expect exports to grow 36% in the 2020-21 season

China Chile
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