Three container ships sailed through the “new” Suez Canal over the weekend in the first trial run of a second shipping lane alongside the existing waterway ahead of the official opening next month.
13 Jul 2015
The world’s largest container carrier does not expect any disruptions as the Suez Canal races to meet its August 6 opening deadline for the expanded waterway that is a critical link on the Asia-Europe and Mediterranean trades.
06 Jul 2015
Container lines won’t reduce the amount of cargo moving through the Suez Canal despite heightened security tensions — most recently inflamed by the reported arrest of 13 people on suspicion of planning to sabotage the waterway integral to trade between Asia and the Europe, and increasingly the U.S.
16 Jun 2015
The “new” enlarged Suez Canal that will allow two-way transits for ships will open on schedule on August 6, according to the waterway authority.
21 May 2015
Logistics Plus, a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has opened offices in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, and formed a Logistics Plus Eqypt operation that includes a warehouse in Badr City just outside of Cairo.
10 Apr 2015
Merchant ship operators have joined with seafarers’ unions urging European Union member states to take immediate action to curb the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, which they say is putting crews and schedule reliability at risk.
30 Mar 2015
The Egyptian government expects to meet its goal of completing the $4 billion widening of the Suez Canal within a year, allowing shippers to access a second channel by August.
26 Feb 2015
Militants loyal to ISIS could bring Somali-style piracy to the Mediterranean, threatening the world’s largest trade lane, European officials warn.
18 Feb 2015
It’s too soon to determine whether a new police department tasked with protecting the Suez Canal will do enough to secure the region, a supply chain security expert told JOC.com on Wednesday.
19 Nov 2014
CMA CGM will use at least some of its new reefer fleet to serve growing produce trade between countries bordering both the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
13 Nov 2014
Four boats yesterday ambushed the Egyptian Navy patrol boat near the Suez Canal, reigniting concerns about terrorist attacks on container vessels on the 120-mile long waterway.