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News & Analysis

24 Jan 2017
Eimskip’s acquisition spree continued this week with the purchase of a Belgian refrigerated freight forwarder. 
02 Sep 2015
CMA CGM announced a Sept. 20 general rate increase of $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit encompassing all cargo originating in Asia and heading to North Europe.
02 Sep 2015
NYK Line is looking to profit off India’s booming auto industry with the addition of a new roll-on, roll-off terminal in Pipavav in the state of Gujarat on the country’s northwest coast.
02 Sep 2015
Panama Canal officials have said it will take one month to repair leaks discovered in locks for the Pacific side, but warned El Nino is a bigger threat to the canal’s operations.
31 Aug 2015
China Merchants Holdings (International)’s first half net profit jumped 29 percent year-over-year to HK$2.8 billion ($US 361 million) after throughput gains at Chinese terminals exceeded China’s overall container growth rate and traffic through overseas facilities rose at a double-digit clip.
31 Aug 2015
TOTE launched the second of two liquefied natural gas-powered container ships that the company’s Sea Star Line subsidiary will operate between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
31 Aug 2015
CMA CGM ‘s second quarter net profit jumped 66.7 percent as rising volumes and lower costs driven by oil prices offset a 7.8 percent drop in average revenue per container.
31 Aug 2015
Australia’s container shipping business appears to have escaped the fate of its dry bulk sector that has been crippled by China’s economic slowdown, but even as volumes grow strongly excess capacity in the north-south trade is preventing rates from rising.
31 Aug 2015
The Chinese company behind Nicaragua’s planned $50 billion canal is reportedly willing to change the route to bypass one of the towns opposed to its construction, even though such an alteration would add $700 million to the cost of the project.
Atlantic Container Line ro-ro carrier
30 Aug 2015
When Atlantic Container Line in the next couple months introduces the first of five of the world’s largest multipurpose ro-ro/container ships, the symbolism will be stark. The vessels, after all, will carry cargo moving across the Atlantic for shipping sectors heading in opposite directions — the roll-on, roll-off market being a rising star and the containerized trade staring at a sudden, unexpected downturn.
29 Aug 2015
Rainfall has eliminated the need for a planned draught restriction of up to 39 feet through the Panama Canal.