Africa

Africa

19 Dec 2014
Carriers announced general rate increases that span into February this week, as spot rates around the globe respond to mid-December rate hikes. Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, jumped a cumulative 35.8 percent this week.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 10
10 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Top 50 container ports interactive
09 Oct 2014
According to JOC’s 2013 edition of the Top 50 World Container Ports, the Chinese port of Dalian saw more container cargo growth than any other port in the world from 2012 to 2013, with volume up nearly 30 percent, while the Omani port of Salalah saw the biggest drop in growth worldwide with a decline of 8.1 percent.
Hong Kong
08 Oct 2014
Berth productivity on ships of 10,000 TEUs and higher edged upward globally in the first half of 2014 versus the same period last year, but saw wide variation depending on the region, according to JOC Port Productivity data.
05 Oct 2014
With piracy in West Africa on the rise, a newly released report highlights how pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are far more violent than in Somalia and less-focused on ransom, requiring the industry to take a different approach to curb attacks.
Weekly wrap-up: Ship collision, protests and port congestion
04 Oct 2014
“If it bleeds, it leads,” is a saying in the news industry that means bad news gets higher ratings than good news, and that rang true on JOC.com this past week.
03 Oct 2014
In an effort to ease congestion at the Lagos Port Complex, Nigeria is looking into ways to encourage shippers to use the country's underutilized eastern ports more.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 3
03 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
29 Sep 2014
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal is on an upward trend, after nearly three years of declining transit numbers because of rapidly increasing ship sizes.
29 Sep 2014
A Hapag-Lloyd vessel dropped three containers into the Suez Canal on Monday morning after colliding with a Maersk Line vessel, interrupting a southbound convoy through the Egyptian waterway.
Tanger-Med
26 Sep 2014
The blossoming economy in Morocco is presenting opportunities for port investment, and officials are hoping good news could spur up to $8 billion in new port infrastructure.