Bruce Barnard

Feeder vessels take cargo delivered to transshipment hubs and gateway ports by mega-ships, such as the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured, to smaller ports unable to handle such behemoths.
CMA CGM is outsourcing some of its global feeder operations in a move rival carriers likely will follow.

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Getting stranded Hanjin Shipping containers out of ECT in Rotterdam, such as this one pictured on an automated vehicle at the terminal, just got a whole lot cheaper for shippers. Credit: Paul Henriquez
ECT, a leading Rotterdam terminal operator, has slashed charges for releasing containers unloaded from ailing Hanjin Shipping’s vessels.
Rickmers Maritime Trust has received an offer from its leading lenders of a restructured secured amortizing term loan facility.
A British court has granted Hanjin Shipping’s request for bankruptcy protection it received in South Korea to be recognized in the United Kingdom.
DP World has won a 30-year concession to manage and develop a multipurpose cargo complex at the deep-sea port of Berbera in Somaliland.