Maritime News

Traffic at Venezuelan ports such as Puerto de La Guaira‎, pictured, has plummeted in recent years because of the collapse in the price of oil and government mismanagement of the economy.

It is hard to believe that Venezuela’s container import business could get any worse — but it has done just that in 2016.


Hanjin Shipping has until Sept. 4 to meet the conditions set by its creditors, and the South Korean government has expressed reluctance to bail out the struggling container line.

Hanjin Shipping on Thursday submitted its plan to boost liquidity to the Korea Development Bank.


APL’s tie-up with CMA CGM has allowed the Singapore liner to re-enter the India-Europe trade lane.

The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.

National Transportation Safety Board engineer Douglas Mansel begins the process of disassembling El Faro’s voyage data recorder capsule Aug. 9, 2016 aboard the USNS Apache.
Investigators have collected 26 hours of information from the voyage data recorder of El Faro.

Tighter global emission standards on container ships are giving birth to a new vessel type designed specifically to ply the Irish Sea.

Containers from more than 30 countries and the U.S. that have recorded cases of the Zika virus are now subject to extra scrutiny from Chinese regulators.
Many U.S. exporters are still confused about how to meet Chinese rules aimed at preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.