Maritime News

Global container lines found guilty of cartel practices in the Russian market are seeking a settlement with Russian authorities in an attempt to avoid multi-million dollar fines.

Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.

Consolidation of container lines could spur them to finally make a clean break from control of intermodal chassis.

The members of THE Alliance on Wednesday announced a revamped Mediterranean-East Coast North America service via a link with Israeli ocean carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Service.

APL will drop its regular general rate increases and adopt the inclusive rate format that was agreed with the EU Commission in July by a host of carriers to resolve a long-running anti-trust probe.

APL has expanded its China-New Zealand network as trade between the two countries almost tripled in the past decade.

The original language would have expanded the antitrust immunity of container shipping alliances.

Indian shippers who have been reeling from unpredictable demand may have some cost relief on the way after the Directorate General of Shipping and stakeholders moved a step closer to reaching an agreement over abolition of shipping surcharges.

Higher costs for operating ships will only increase the financial pressure on container lines already struggling to keep their heads above red ink.

The idle container shipping fleet has soared to 1.7 million twenty-foot-equivalent units this year.