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U.S. Manufacturing of Durable Goods hits $270.5B Record High - BIMCO

Aug 04, 2021

U.S. manufacturing of durable goods, which has been lagging the wider recovery of the U.S. economy, hit an all-time high in June when $270.5B worth of goods was produced. This brings total manufacturing of durable goods so far this year to $1…

Trade Recovery: Port of Rotterdam Freight Volumes Rise

Jul 22, 2021

Freight volumes in the port of Rotterdam rose 5.8% on a yearly basis in the first half of 2021, as international trade recovered from its coronavirus slump, Europe's largest sea port said on Thursday.Traffic took a big hit from COVID-19 in the first half of 2020…

OPINION: Blockchain can Revolutionize the Shipping & Logistics, but is it Ready?

Mar 28, 2021

The pandemic led to a disruption of the global sectors that also included the ocean trade. International trade witnessed an extensive impact on operations, causing a sharp decline in trade activities worldwide. Only a few technology-driven service…

Asian Market, Fuel Prices Drive Freight Rates in Valenciaport

Jan 15, 2021

The Valencia Containerized Freight Index (VCFI) of December experienced a growth of 4.19% with respect to the previous month, confirming the trend of the last five months of the year of increased freight rates. The high demand for traffic with…

NYK Acquires Gazocean

Oct 23, 2020

On October 22, NYK signed a sales and purchase agreement with France's Total acquiring all of the company’s shares in the ship management company, Gazocean. Based in Marseille, France, and responsible for the management of six LNG carriers, Gazocean is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK…

Sailing Beyond Coronavirus

May 14, 2020

A new reality demands a new approach. Asbjørn Halsebakke, Product Manager, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, argues that we can’t afford to let the greatest opportunity within the current crisis slip away.We can’t celebrate a pandemic…

Tonnage Slips at Port Houston Amid Pandemic

May 13, 2020

Monthly cargo volumes at Port Houston declined in April as the coronavirus outbreak continued to impact commerce in the U.S. and across the world.Port Houston, the 6th largest container port in the U.S., handled a total of 221,540 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in April…

Sailors' Society Launches COVID-19 Helpline

May 06, 2020

International maritime welfare charity Sailors' Society has launched a dedicated helpline for seafarers and their families.The confidential, 24 hour service is there to offer support and welfare to those worried or adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic…

DNV GL, Alpha Ori Ink Digitalization MOU

May 04, 2020

DNV GL and Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agree to work together to contribute to the marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation. The MOU will also see the companies work together…

ASA Appoints Sonoda as Secretary General

Apr 28, 2020

With the current international efforts to contain the spread of COVID19, travel restrictions are in place globally. However, ASA has determined that it is not an obstacle to have Yuichi Sonoda picked up his role as ASA newly appointed Sec-Gen with effect from May 1…

Overcapacity and low demand growth set the tone in the 2010s -BIMCO

Apr 23, 2020

Over the past decade, the developing world economy has allowed for strong growth in shipping activities, with the demand for transport never having been higher. However, the benefits of this growth have been limited due to the industry jeopardizing the good times by ordering too many ships…

CYSEC SA Wins Maritime Cyber Security Contract

Apr 22, 2020

CYSEC SA, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland, has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.The digital revolution…

M/V Trudy Takes on Biofuel Bunkers in Rotterdam

Apr 17, 2020

Bavarian ship management company MINSHIP and its subsidiary MINMARINE said that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam.The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30…

COVID-19 to Wipe 20% of Traffic in Europe's Largest Port

Apr 16, 2020

Throughput at the Port of Rotterdam is set to drop by up to 20% this year as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts production and trade worldwide, Europe's largest sea port said on Thursday.Throughput of containers, coal, oil products and other bulk goods already declined 9…

Detention Rates Decline for Cyprus-flagged Vessels

Apr 09, 2020

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced that based on the outcome of the US Government’s 2019 Annual Report on Port State Control, Cyprus is no longer part of the Targeted Flag List of the United States Coastguard (USCG) in relation to the safety performance of flag administrations…

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