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London Gateway gets its marketing machine moving

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 15, 2012

There is a map produced by London Gateway that draws a line through England from just above the Thames estuary to just north of Liverpool. South of the line is the area claimed by London Gateway where is maintains 78 percent of the market lies.

China carrier takes industry losses to new lows

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 3, 2012

Just when you thought the 2011 shipping industry losses could not possibly get any worse, along comes one of China’s state owned carriers to set the benchmark at a new low. As China’s largest line, that honour naturally fell to Cosco, and the…

Yangtze shipping left high and dry

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 25, 2012

The Year of the Dragon begins now, represented in the Chinese zodiac by the Water Dragon. There is some irony in that, because the worst drought in 50 years has forced Chinese maritime authorities to close the Yangtze River above the port of Wuhan, more than 600 miles upriver from Shanghai.

Improving business for carriers is costly for their customers

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 23, 2010

How about Maersk’s record peak season surcharge of US$750 per TEU, $1,000 per FEU and $1,200 high-cube boxes on westbound Asia-Northern Europe service from 15 July. Nice revenue, if they can get it. The impressive surcharge unsurprisingly has shippers throwing their toys around…