Containerships News


Container Rates Soar on Concerns of Prolonged Red Sea Disruption

Jan 12, 2024

Container shipping rates for key global routes have soared this week, with U.S. and UK air strikes on Yemen stirring concerns of a prolonged disruption to global trade in Red Sea, one of the world's busiest routes, industry officials said on Friday.U.S. and British warplanes, ships and submarines launched dozens of strikes across Yemen overnight in retaliation against Iran-backed Houthi forces for attacks on Red Sea shipping…

Rotterdam World Gateway to Provide Shore Power at All Berths

Mar 01, 2024

Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) container terminal will equip its entire quayside with shore-based power for all vessels, slashing emissions of particulates, nitrogen and CO2 while at berth.RWG, which is already fully automated and CO2 neutral…

US Import Volumes Seen Rising Despite Red Sea Disruptions

Feb 12, 2024

Inbound cargo volume at the United States’ major container ports is expected to see year-over-year increases through the first half of the year despite attacks on ships in the Red Sea, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates…

Evergreen & X-Press Feeders Ink MOA for Methanol-fueled Feedering

Feb 01, 2024

Global container shipping line Evergreen Marine Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest independent common carrier, to place its containers on X-Press Feeders’ new dual fuel green methanol vessels…

Westwood Shipping Lines Rebrands as Swire Shipping

Feb 01, 2024

Swire Shipping announced that Westwood Shipping Lines, a niche vessel operator it acquired in June 2022, has changed its name to Swire Shipping.According to Sire, the rebrand—which took effect February 1—will help Westwood to leverage synergies and capabilities in containers…

Maersk Names Charles van der Steene President for North America

Jan 29, 2024

A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) announced it has appointed Charles van der Steene as the new Regional President for North America, effective February 1, 2024. With the move, van der Steene will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.A logistics industry veteran…

Red Sea Shipping Attacks Pressure China's Exporters

Jan 22, 2024

For Chinese businessman Han Changming, disruptions to Red Sea freight are threatening the survival of his trading company in the eastern province of Fujian.Han, who exports Chinese-made cars to Africa and imports off-road vehicles from Europe…

Houthi Rockets Wreak Havoc on Middle East Container Shipping

Jan 17, 2024

As the Houthis recklessly launch drone and missile attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, carriers and shippers will pay as some marine traffic reroutes around South Africa. Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, discusses with Maritime Reporter…

ONE Orders 12 Methanol Dual-Fuel Containerships

Jan 17, 2024

Japanese shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed shipbuilding contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of 12 13,000 TEU methanol dual-fuel containerships.Each shipyard will build six vessels and are all scheduled to be delivered from 2027…

APM Terminals to Develop Container Terminal at Plaquemines Port

Jan 12, 2024

Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District announced it signed a letter of intent (LOI) with APM Terminals (APMT) to build a container terminal on the West Bank of Plaquemines Parish, La.Plaquemines Port will lease the land to APM under a 30-year agreement with extension options…

US Trade Deficit Shrinks on Falling Imports

Jan 09, 2024

The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in November as imports of consumer goods fell to a one-year low amid slowing domestic demand, a trend that, if it persists in December, could result in trade having no impact on economic growth in the fourth quarter…

Containership Fire Kills Two in Port Houston

Jan 09, 2024

Two crewmembers were killed and another badly injured after a fire broke out on a containership in Port Houston.Port Houston Fire Department responded during the early morning hours on Monday to a report of a fire onboard the Panamanian-registered…

Ocean Cargo Rates Climb After New Red Sea Ship Attacks

Jan 03, 2024

Ocean freight rates are surging after a missile attack and attempted hijacking of a Maersk ship this weekend prompted carriers to suspend plans to restart transits through the Red Sea, a key artery to the vital Suez Canal trade route.Yemen-based…

CMA CGM Hikes Shipping Rates Between Asia and Mediterranean

Jan 02, 2024

Unlisted French shipping group CMA CGM increased its container shipping rates from Asia to the Mediterranean region by up to 100% as of Jan. 15 compared to Jan. 1, it said on its website on Tuesday.A CMA CGM spokesperson declined to provide…

Shipping Container Price Surge to Reverse Due to Overcapacity

Dec 21, 2023

Higher prices for containers used by merchant ships caused by attacks on Red Sea shipping are likely to fall back in three to nine months to levels seen in early December due to market overcapacity, the head of an online container logistics platform said on Wednesday…

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