Container Ships

Gulf Bridge Express Service to End

  The Gulf Bridge Express Service will shortly be terminated with the last roundtrip voyage being MV Saint Nikolaos voyage 00008S, ETA New Orleans on April 22, 2015.

Container Ship breaks Down off Essex Coast

 Lifeboats from Walton and Frinton, and the Harwich have been called out to a container ship ANL Warringa off the coast of Essex which had been reported to be drifting in a major shipping lane.

Mediterranean Rescue Operations Strain Shipping

  The Wall Street Journal ran a story yesterday describing how the increasing number of seaborne migrants making the journey from Africa to Europe has not only

Hamburg Süd Christens Third San Class Ship

Hamburg Süd christened its third container vessel in the new San class yesterday, officially naming newbuild San Vicente at the Cuenca del Plata terminal in Montevideo.

Asia-Europe Box Rates Fall Almost 6 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 5.5 percent to $586 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Cosco Bulk Shipping Losses Down in 2014

China Cosco said losses in its main dry bulk shipping business fell sharply in 2014 and its container shipping gross profit grew amid a still subdued global shipping market.

APM Terminals Mumbai Welcomes China Shipping

  APM Terminals Mumbai welcomed China Shipping Container Line’s HS Paris on March 20th, on her maiden call as part of the Middle East-Indian Subcontinent-North America (MINA) Service,

Princess Astrid visits DP World

  Antwerp Gateway, managed by DP World (one of the largest container terminal operators in the world) is a significant contributor to the success of the Port of Antwerp.

Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion

Long Beach, LA Collaborate to Improve Cargo Flow

Executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies

Hapag-Lloyd CFO Ganz Steps Down

Hapag-Lloyd CFO Peter Ganz steps down from position; CSAV CFO Nicolas Burr appointed his successor   Peter Ganz will step down from his position as company CFO effective April 1,

Maersk Line Orders Seven Containerships from China

Danish shipping firm Maersk Line has signed an order for seven container vessels from COSCO Shipyard in China as the first step in a $15 billion investment programme over five years.

Expanded Panama Canal to be Operational by April 2016

The widened Panama Canal is expected to finally be up and running in April 2016, after months of delays and cost overruns, AFP reports. The expansion project area will allow bigger ships to transit,

Soo Locks Open for Cargo Ships

 Despite the chilly temperatures and heavy snowfall the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Soo Locks for the start of the Great Lakes shipping season.    The Edwin H.

Container Shipping Outlook Uncertain in 2015: AlixPartners

  The outlook for the global container shipping industry remains challenging for the remainder of 2015, according to a new report from AlixPartners.   In its annual outlook for the industry,

Pacesetter Award Winners Announced for 2014 Navigation Season

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) has announced that eight U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System are receiving the prestigious Robert J.

Lloyd's Launches 2015 Container Certification Scheme

  Lloyd’s Register launched its 2015 Container Certification Scheme today to give a clear and concise set of rules to ensure offshore and onshore containers are safe and certified correctly.

Houston Port Throughput Up 22%

Activity across Port of Houston Authority docks continues to show strength as February 2015 tonnage figures reflected a 22-percent increase compared to February 2014.

Slow Steaming “can damage containers” - BMT

  Fuel saving measures can have a negative effect on the lashing forces on the containers, according to Maritime London member BMT Surveys. The company's risk & quality manager and marine surveyor,

Shipping Losses Lowest in 10 Years

 2014 was the safest for world shipping in a decade according to the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015.

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