Container Ships

Container Weight Regulations

 Starting July 1, 2016, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee approved amendments to The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Seas’ (SOLAS),

BEST Sets Container Handling Record

 Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) achieved a new record when it moved 7,760 TEU on the call of MSC Beatrice.

Weight for Delays

 Drewry survey finds that confusion reigns over new container weighing rule with most stakeholders expecting some delays after its implementation in July.   There

Basra Gateway Terminal Goes Live with Navis N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for terminal operators,

Crowley Ramps up Investment in Puerto Rico

Crowley Puerto Rico Services announced an additional $21 million construction contract for improvements and upgrades at its Isla Grande port terminal in San Juan.

Hapag-Lloyd: 50 Years of Container Shipping in Germany

50 years after the beginning of modern container shipping in Germany, international trade is handled by 6,397 containerships, with a capacity of 21.1 million TEU.

DLM Launches Container Load Monitoring System

Chant Engineering announced that business partner DLM has introduced a new product for the International Shipping Industry: the Twistlock Load Cell and Container Load Monitoring System.

IRISL’s New Service Makes First Call in Hamburg

Iranian state shipping company IRISL’s new general cargo service makes first call at C. Steinweg’s Süd-West Terminal in Hamburg   During the first call by its new general cargo service,

Allgood to Lead Georgia Ports Authority Board

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James L. Allgood as chairman.   "With more than 40 years experience as a business leader, Jimmy

TT Club Welcomes IMO Guidance on SOLAS VGM Amendment

At an International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee session in London that culminated on Friday, delegates agreed on guidance and advice to

Binding Bids for Greece's Thessaloniki Port Expected End September

Greece will invite investors to submit binding bids for a majority stake in the country's second largest port in Thessaloniki at the end of September, sources close

UASC Completes Award Winning Finance Deal

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced  the recent conclusion of a series of transactions that resulted in the issuance by a U.S. based trust of $162 million

HCI Group Takes Over 13 Feeder Containerships

The HCI Group and two other investors have taken over a total of thirteen ships from the loan portfolio of HSH Nordbank. The HCI Group structured the portfolio

DP World at China’s Belt & Road Summit

Global trade enabler DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem spoke at China’s Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong this week highlighting the need

Samskip, Pro-Log Double Barge Services

Multimodal network operator Samskip and inland waterway transport provider Pro-Log are celebrating the 10th anniversary of barge operations connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg by adding a second vessel,

CMA CGM Aims to Cut Costs by $1 Bln

France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping firm, reported a first-quarter net loss on Friday and targeted $1 billion in cost cuts to keep

India: Iran Port Contract Likely

India will on Monday sign a commercial contract with Iran to build and run a strategic port on Iran's southern coast, the Indian government said on Friday, to help

Zhonggu Shipping to Add Boxships

 Shanghai's Zhonggu Shipping may buy 3,398-TEU Stadt Aachen, that was up for sale for US$7.1 million, say local media reports.   Zhonggu Shipping earlier stated

China VLCC Sells Two VLCCs

China Energy Transport Co., Ltd. (China VLCC) has sold two secondhand VLCCs to an unrelated third party for a total price of $117.5mln.   China VLCC is 51 percent

Hamburg Süd to Adopt INTTRA eVGM Service

Hamburg Süd, one of the 10 largest shipping lines worldwide, and INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, have expanded their partnership to address

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