Global container port traffic will top 840 million 20-foot-equivalent units by 2018, with Africa and greater China posting the fastest growth rates, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.

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Kuehne + Nagel, the world’s largest sea freight forwarder, said it is targeting the trans-Atlantic container trade to offset slowing Asian exports to Europe.
Maersk, MSC in Hong Kong
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Spot freight rates on the key Asia-north Europe trade are reported to have slumped to just $750 per 20-foot container, down more than $1,000 since the beginning of the year.
ship in Black Sea
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CMA CGM has upgraded its Amerigo service between the U.S. and the Mediterranean with the addition of a new call in Miami.
Maersk Group said it has raised $1.25 billion from the successful issue of two maiden U.S. dollar bonds.
Global Ports, Russia’s largest container terminal operator, reported a jump of 30 percent in profit for the first half of 2014, as favorable ruble-dollar exchange rate movements offset a drop in...
Mediterranean Shipping Co. today unveiled surcharges of up to $165 per 20-foot container on North European and North American routes that will be subject to new low-sulfur limits in 2015.
Air France initiated a contingency cargo plan today as pilots begin a week-long strike that will ground more than half of the carrier’s flights.