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Port Houston Surpasses One Million TEU Mark in First Quarter

Apr 18, 2024

From January to March, Port Houston handled 1,069,917 TEUs year-to-date, an increase of 15% compared to the same period last year.In March, container volumes totaled 360,991 TEUs, an increase of 20% compared to March 2023 and Port Houston’s biggest March ever.Consumer spending on items like furniture and appliances contributed to loaded import volumes that were up 23% this March compared to the same month last year and 14% year-to-date…

ONE Launches Green Shipping Solution ONE LEAF+

Apr 18, 2024

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has launched a reduced emissions shipping service ONE LEAF+ which offers customers the opportunity to proactively manage their own emissions and minimize environmental impact across the value chain.ONE LEAF+ offers…

ILL EFFECTS: COVID Wiped 24.6m TEU off Container Market Growth

Apr 17, 2024

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global container market grew only 1.5% from 171.0 million TEU in 2019 to 173.5 million TEU in 2023. Without the pandemic, that figure would have been 24.6 million higher, landing at 198.1 million in 2023,” says Niels Rasmussen…

Updated Version of Guidelines for Cleaning Containers Released

Apr 14, 2024

Every year, 250 million containers are transported across the world with food, clothes, electronics and other goods. While crucial for the smooth functioning of the global supply chain, containers and their cargoes can also harbour and transfer contaminating pests…

Xeneta: Baltimore Bridge Collapse has not Triggered Increase in Shipping Rates

Apr 08, 2024

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has caused supply chain disruption on the US East Coast but, so far, it has not seen an increase in ocean freight container shipping rates.Data released Monday by Xeneta reveals average…

Van Oord Duo Dredging in the Prinses Amaliahaven in Rotterdam

Apr 02, 2024

Van Oord’s cutter suction dredger Biesbosch and trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia are teaming up to dredge the Prinses Amaliahaven located on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.A consortium of Van Oord, HOCHTIEF and Ballast Nedam has constructed 2…

Phase 2 of Terminal 5 Modernization Project Unveiled in Seattle

Apr 01, 2024

SSA Terminals (SSAT/ST), a joint venture between SSA Terminals and Terminal Investment (TiL), and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) have announced the opening of Phase 2 of the Terminal 5 Modernization Program.The expansion project has culminated…

ONE Announces New Transpacific Service from February 2025

Apr 01, 2024

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced its Transpacific service starting from February 2025 which will deploy 16 core weekly services.“The emphasis will be on quality end-to-end direct services with high schedule reliability. The core products…

Ten Organizations Team Up on Guidelines for Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Mar 20, 2024

Ten organizations have joined forces to combat illegal wildlife trafficking through increasing awareness and vigilance across global supply chains.Together, they have produced practical guidelines for all supply chain participants, with advice on measures to take…

Mexico Could be Back Door for Chinese Imports into US

Mar 17, 2024

Growth in demand for container shipping imports from China into Mexico in January 2024 increased by 60% compared to 12 months ago, further fuelling suspicions it has become a back door into the US.According to analysts at Xeneta, 117,000 TEU was shipped in January of this year compared to 73…

King Abdul Aziz Port Breaks Container Handling Record

Mar 14, 2024

In February 2024, King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, achieved a new record by handling 235,820 TEUs, an increase of 25.41% compared to the previous throughput of 166,956 TEUs in 2023.This marks the highest monthly handling in the history of the port…

Hapag-Lloyd to Seek Cost Cuts After Net Profit Slump

Mar 14, 2024

German container shipper Hapag-Lloyd said on Thursday the global oversupply of container ships and a crisis in the Red Sea will force it to cut costs in 2024, adapting sailings and ports following a bruising 83% fall in net profit.Ship operators…

Ships Above 12,000 TEU Drive 100% Increase in Average Ship Size

Mar 13, 2024

Since 2006, the average container ship has doubled in size to 4,580 TEU and ships with a capacity of more than 12,000 TEU has accounted for 51% of the fleet’s capacity expansion. Today, just 626 ships provide 36% of the fleet’s capacity, and…

WSC Selects NCB for Liner Shipping Cargo Safety Program

Mar 13, 2024

Despite mandatory international and national regulations on the transport of dangerous goods, these goods continue to be mis-declared or not declared, driving an alarming increase in ship fires. Addressing the need for improved safety measures…

DP World Cochin Achieved Record Throughput in February

Mar 12, 2024

DP World operated International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Cochin handled a record volume of 75,141 TEUs in February 2024, registering a 38% volume growth over February 2023.The substantial growth of cargo handled by ICTT is…

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