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APL Launches New Korea China Straits Service

Photo: APL

 APL announced the launch of a new Korea China Straits (KCS) service that will serve the key Asian markets of China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.    The weekly service will link Nansha in South China to the Straits of Singapore and Port Klang as well as Indonesia; offer

Containership Receives a Special Welcome

To welcome the world’s largest containership OOCL Germany in Wilhelmshaven, EUROGATE employees use containers to write the ships TEU capacity "21413" near the vessel’s berthing area (Photo: EUROGATE)

The world’s largest containership received a special greeting when it arrived for the first time at Germany’s sole deepwater port.   On October 16, EUROGATE welcomed the 21,413 TEU OOCL Germany at its container terminal in Wilhelmshaven, where employees had arranged containers on the stowage area

Navios Acquires Two Container Vessels

File Photo: Navios

 Navios Maritime Containers, a growth vehicle dedicated to the container sector, announced today that it has agreed to acquire two 2009-built 4,250 TEU container vessels for an aggregate purchase price of $19.75 million.    The vessels are expected to be delivered to Navios Containers’ fleet in early November 2017.

New Container Spreader from Tandemloc

(Photo: Tandemloc)

For years mechanical container spreader frames have been a fixture on jobsites, river ports and any other location that utilizes ISO shipping containers. While container lifting frames are well worth their size and weight in operational cost savings, they often eat into those very savings because of

Cautious Optimism on Multipurpose Shipping: Drewry

Graph:  Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

 Recovering demand for multipurpose shipping combined with improved market conditions for competing sectors will result in rising market share for the multipurpose shipping fleet and a recovery in freight rates in 2018, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

US Trade Chief Says He's Not Focused on Ending NAFTA

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday he is not focused on terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement and is only trying to negotiate an update that "rebalances" the pact to reduce U.S. trade deficits.   "We don't really have a plan beyond trying to get a good agreement,

Today’s Maritime Security: Is the Industry Prepared?

Image credit: Port of Los Angeles - Liquid Terminals

In late June of 2017, AP Moeller-Maersk shut down its container operations at the Port of Los Angeles. It wasn’t due to labor relations problems, equipment malfunction or other reasons that have been known to thwart port operations. It was a cyber-attack.   In today’s climate of information technology,

Hapag-Lloyd to Offer reUse Container Management Services

(Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Avantida said Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the U.K. to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform. The application allows the re-use of import containers for export shipments of the same shipping company. "As part of the ocean lines continuous

Pasha Hawaii to Deploy Jones Act Vessel to Puerto Rico

Photo: Pasha Hawaii

Pasha Hawaii will provide the U.S. Jones Act vessel Horizon Spirit to ship hundreds of containers from the West Coast in support of hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The Horizon Spirit serves as a drydock reserve ship in Pasha Hawaii’s container service between the mainland and Hawaii.

ZIM Seven Stars Express Service to Add a Kaohsiung Call

Image: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

 ZIM is pleased to announce that starting November 2017, ZIM’s popular Seven Stars Express Service (Z7S) will add a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, offering unique advantages to customers, said a company press release.   The service includes: Direct access to New York Maher terminal, Unique product linking Kaohsiung and Wilmington,

Savi Ocean ETA Brings Transparency to Shipping

A containership in port (Photo: Business Wire)

With Ocean ETA, shippers gain real-time visibility to ocean shipments and seamless orchestration of transitions between sea, land and air.   Ocean ETA was launched by Savi, an innovator in big data/machine learning analytic solutions, supply chain management software and sensor technology. Its capabilities bring precise,

Salvage: Refloating the Kea Trader

Ardent’s salvage crews work from their reconfigured sea base next to the Kea Trader, a stranded cargo vessel in New Caledonia. (Photo: Ardent)

When the 2,194 TEU containership Kea Trader ran aground on the Durand Reef in the Pacific Ocean on July 12, Ardent was called in under a Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) to remove the stranded vessel.   The ship was sailing from Papeete in French Polynesia to Noumea in New Caledonia, with 756 containers on board at the time of the incident.

Port of Savannah Moves 1 Mln TEUs in Q1

(Photo Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Savannah moved more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units across Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of FY2018 (July 1-Sept. 30), growing by 5.8 percent or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17. In September alone, the GPA moved 325,141 TEUs, an increase of 5.4 percent or 16,

Port of LA Volumes Up 8.21% Year-to-date

(Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

The Port of Los Angeles marked its third-largest September on record in terms of container volume. Last month, 763,785 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved through the port, up slightly from last September.   “As we enter the final quarter of 2017, we’re pleased to be tracking toward record volumes for a Western Hemisphere port,

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