Jan 28, 2019
— A Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier has made a first call for such a vessel type in Cambodia. The 6,400 standard passenger car capacity, MOL-operated Grand Orion was the company’s first car carrier to call in Cambodia when it berth at the Port of Sihanoukville this week.
Jan 23, 2019
— Singapore is aiming to move forward with the digitalisation of shipping trade documentaton such as Bills of Lading (BLs) by developing standards inter-operability of different solutions that use technology such as block chain.
Jan 22, 2019
— A slowdown in European economies and fallout from US-China trade war has upped the risk factor for ocean carriers this year, according to the latest analysis by research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International.
Jan 16, 2019
— Maersk Line is set to begin physically inspecting container contents as part of its efforts to stem the increasing numbers of fires that break out inside boxes during transit, as well as boxes in which cargo moves or is damaged due to not being lashed correctly.
Jan 11, 2019
— The global container terminal industry is expected to “remain a very solid, profitable business” this year with a throughput of more than 800 million TEUs generating earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization in excess of $25 billion, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
Jan 11, 2019
— Container traffic at Cambodia’s main ports increased significantly in 2018, according to port authorities. The number of containers handled at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, the nation’s only deep-sea port, increased by 16.9 percent, reaching a total of 537,107 TEU by the end of 2018.
Jan 7, 2019
— The crew of Hapag-Lloyd’s fire-stricken Yantian Express have been taken off the vessel as efforts to bring the blaze under control have failed. Fire broke out in one of the containers on Thursday and the crew’s efforts to put it out were hampered by bad weather. Over the weekend, the fire grew more dangerous, the company said in a statement today.
Jan 3, 2019
— At least 21 containers which fell off a cargo ship near the German Wadden Sea island of Borkum have washed up on the Dutch coast, littering the beaches with toys, chairs and even flat-screen tvs.
Jan 2, 2019
— The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and two merchant vessels are continuing searching for two missing crew members from the burning car carrier Sincerity Ace approximately 1,800 nautical miles (2,000 miles) northwest of Oahu, Hawaii, the Coast Guard updated Tuesday.
Nov 27, 2018
— A landmark was reached at the weekend when the ONE Columba called at Laem Chabang Port, making it at 145,647 gross tonnes the largest ever container ship to berth anywhere in the country. The vessel is 364 metres and with a carrying capacity of 14,053 TEUs.