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27 Aug 2016
Automotive interests press for efficient planning by supply chain partners to help ports keep up with volume.
24 Aug 2016
Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.
24 Aug 2016
China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.
This is the first time United Arab Shipping Company's financials have been made public, revealing that the company's poor operating margins were exceeded only by Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine.
24 Aug 2016
Hapag-Lloyd revealed that the United Arab Shipping Company booked a loss in 2015 and is still losing money ahead of a shareholders’ meeting to clear the way for a merger.
24 Aug 2016
Hutchison Port Holdings expects to open a second container terminal in Pakistan by October.
Hanjin Shipping has not been as fortunate in its liquidity crisis as compatriot Hyundai Merchant Marine, which reached an agreement with creditors in June.
23 Aug 2016
Hanjin Shipping will submit a plan to raise liquidity to its largest creditor, the Korea Development Bank, on Thursday.
A new container terminal at the port of Algeciras, the future site of which is pictured in the foreground, would be a significant boost to Cosco Shipping Ports's international aspirations.
23 Aug 2016
Cosco Shipping Ports is tipped as a likely frontrunner in the bidding for a tender to build and operate a third container terminal at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.
Shipping Corporation of India, a ship of which is pictured, and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics blamed weak demand and freight rates for their first-quarter peformances.
23 Aug 2016
Shipping Corporation of India and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics could not increase profits in the first fiscal quarter as they teamed up to corner coastal demand.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
The ACL Atlantic Star is the first of the G4 class ships, whose combination of container and roll-on, roll-off capacity has helped the liner get through the onging downturn in the container sector.
22 Aug 2016
ACL expects its new ships to provide an edge.
The late June opening of the larger locks of the Panama Canal has put pressure on the chartering of Panamax ships.
22 Aug 2016
The idle container ship fleet is back to more than 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units after a brief dip in July.