With reports of more 18,000 TEU ships soon to be ordered as carriers continue to pursue lower operating costs, the focus is again turning to what the next largest class of ships would look like.
18 Aug 2014
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
17 Aug 2014
Even with sustained growth in volumes across all major trade lanes, Hapag-Lloyd’s loss widened in the first half of 2014, in large part because of falling and volatile freight rates.
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
14 Aug 2014
Containerized auto parts imports into the United States continued to trend upwards in the first half of 2014, in a market that has seen growth of over 10 percent in the past two years.
12 Aug 2014
Hapag-Lloyd swung to a €54.2 million ($72.6 million) net loss in the second quarter from a €20.9 million profit a year ago as falling freight rates and a weaker dollar offset a modest increase in container traffic.
07 Aug 2014
The port of Rotterdam today announced a series of measures to eliminate congestion at two large container terminals and free up quay and labor capacity for oceangoing vessels.
06 Aug 2014
Deutsche Post DHL booked a market-beating 5.6 percent increase in ocean container traffic in the second quarter, but it trailed growth rates of other top global freight forwarders.
06 Aug 2014
The U.S. ocean container trade via European ports, including transshipments, increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million laden 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
05 Aug 2014
Marginal changes in container imports market share show U.S. East Coast ports slowly took business away from their West Coast competition in the first half of 2014.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 2, 2014: Vancouver penalties cutting truck turn times; congestion worsens at North European ports
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.