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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…

Victoria International Container Terminal Phase 3A Expansion Completed

Mar 04, 2024

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), ICTSI’s operations at the Port of Melbourne in Australia, recently completed Phase 3A of its expansion project.VICT can now accommodate neo-Panamax container ships, the largest container vessels calling Australia…

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Feb 22, 2024

Brazil’s Porto Chibatão has taken delivery of four cranes from Liebherr which are now part of a fleet of 16 barge-slewing cranes in operation at the port.The port spans one million square metres. Its static load capacity stands at 40,000 TEUs…

African Union Bans Donkey Skin Trade

Feb 19, 2024

African Heads of State have agreed a landmark moratorium on the donkey skin trade. The agreement was reached on February 18 during the 37th African Union Summit in Ethiopia.Over the last decade, Africa has seen its donkey population decimated due to Chinese demand for ejiao…

ONE Announces Asia Pacific 1 Service

Feb 16, 2024

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has launched a new route connecting Asia and the US West Coast: Asia Pacific 1 (AP1) as a result of sustained growth of US import volumes from Asia to the US.The AP1 service introduces direct routes from Taipei and Shekou to the U…

Spanish Police Seize Eight Tonnes of Cocaine

Feb 12, 2024

Spanish police seized eight tonnes of cocaine from Suriname hidden in a container disguised as a power generator in the southern port of Algeciras, tax authorities said on Monday.The haul of cocaine, one of the largest ever intercepted in Spain…

Maersk Will Consider Possible DB Schenker Deal

Feb 08, 2024

A.P. Moller-Maersk will consider whether to buy Germany's DB Schenker, the logistics arm of Deutsche Bahn which was put for sale last year, its CEO said on Thursday.'It will have consequences whether we do the deal or don't do the deal because it changes the landscape in logistics…

Container Market Growth Modest in 2023

Feb 07, 2024

In 2023, the container market grew 0.2% year-on-year, ending at 173.8 million TEU. Compared to 2019, before the COVID pandemic hit, the market grew 1.5%.“Container market growth has lagged behind overall economic development significantly, as the world economy has grown 10% since 2019…

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