Africa

Africa

28 Jul 2014
The Suez Canal’s major deepening project is just over the horizon as crews will start widening and dredging a 34-kiliometer strip in order to improve wait times for vessels using the canal.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 25
25 Jul 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
23 Jul 2014
CMA CGM said it will reorganize the rotations of its ASAF and WAX lines to improve service between Asia and West Africa.
Weekly wrap-up for July 19
19 Jul 2014
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
15 Jul 2014
Due to an error in assigning one carrier’s port calls at Tianjin, China, to the correct terminal, JOC is issuing a revised 2013 Port Productivity Rankings...
10 Jul 2014
Djibouti has annulled DP World’s operating concession at the Doraleh Container Terminal and has begun arbitration proceedings over alleged corruption.
The number of container ships passing through the Suez in May was the highest since May 2013
07 Jul 2014
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal in May was higher than in April but was down year-over-year for the 33rd straight month.
06 Jul 2014
The logistics demands of home delivery and a shopping explosion in emerging markets are revolutionizing the contract logistics field, according to Transport Intelligence’s new Global Contract Logistics 2014 report.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 4
04 Jul 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade routes to take effect Aug. 1...
Air cargo
02 Jul 2014
Global air cargo traffic grew 4.7 percent in May from the previous year, with all regions posting increased volumes as world trade and business confidence recovered from a weak first quarter, the International Air Transport Association said.