• New Container Line Association to Tackle Digital Standardization in Shipping

    Apr 17, 2019 — Some of the world’s top container shipping line are banding together to form an association seeking to drive new digital technology standards to boost efficiency for shipping lines and customers. The Digital Container Shipping Association was officially launched in Amsterdam on April 10 after gaining regulatory approval from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission last month.
  • Piracy in Asia declines to 13-year low in first quarter: ReCAAP

    Apr 17, 2019 — Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia have dropped to a 13-year low in the first quarter of this year, according to latest figures released by the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
  • 20-row Evergreen boxship set to make landmark Panama Canal transit

    Apr 17, 2019 — The Panama Canal is set to receive its first 20-row across boxship transit. The 14,424 teu Triton, which Evergreen has on charter, will head through the waterway on May 15, marking another milestone in the evolution of the enlarged canal.
  • Kerry Logistics to develop dry port in Laos’s Vientiane Logistics Park

    Apr 8, 2019 — Kerry Logistics’ KLN Singapore subsidiary is to develop a dry port in Laos’s Vientiane Logistics Park with Sitthi Logistics. The move is part of Kerry’s push into the Asean region and its intention to develop an integrated Greater Mekon Region covering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Shippers angry at 'no news' on availability of Yantian Express cargo

    Apr 2, 2019 — Shippers are facing further confusion over the fate of cargo aboard the fire-stricken Yantian Express after an update revealed “no change”. In a statement, Hapag-LLoyd noted that discharged containers were awaiting transhipment, while those still on board would not be moved until results from technical inspections had been received.
  • Industry rallied for demurrage investigation final phase

    Mar 29, 2019 — U.S. Federal Maritime Commission officials told attendees of the American Association of Port Authorities’ Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday that the third and final phase of the agency’s investigation to bring commercial clarity to the system of accessing detention and demurrage is underway.
  • Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

    Mar 22, 2019 — China’s contention that it has sovereignty over a large swath of the South China Sea violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (which China has signed) and other rules of international law and practice, said Dr. Mark Meirowitz this week at a seminar lecture.
  • Helsinki Bridge suffers another mishap

    Mar 7, 2019 — A boxship operated by Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) hit severe weather yesterday morning in the Atlantic resulting in a number of container stacks at the aft of the ship collapsing.
  • Asia-Europe carriers must 'think outside the box' to counter impact of new tonnage

    Mar 4, 2019 — High capacity and low demand will leave ocean carriers on Asia-North Europe routes in a tight spot, with analysts suggesting even mild growth would seem a major victory.
  • Maersk and ZIM boxships collide at Busan Port

    Mar 4, 2019 — Containerships Safmarine Nokwanda and Tianjin collided at South Korea’s Busan Container Terminal on Saturday, leading to damage on both ships. Tianjin suffered major damage and a number of containers from the ship were crushed and fell off the ship following the collision.