World Shipping Council

04 Feb 2015
With new international ballast water regulations set to go into full force this year, the need for new and universal water treatment technology is more necessary than ever before, said World Shipping Council President Chris Koch.
26 Jan 2015
A European Commission proposal calling for carriers and forwarders to identify the buyers and sellers of imported goods in their customs filings has been slammed by the World Shipping Council (WSC).
12 Nov 2013
In a few years, the container shipping industry will face staggeringly high fuel costs when a U.N. rule is implemented ending the shipping industry’s current use of...
17 Oct 2012
The World Shipping Council today named Damian Viccars as its newest Brussels Representative...
29 Jun 2012
The Federal Maritime Commission’s proposal to create a container rate index for agricultural exports would violate the Ocean Shipping Reform Act’s confidentiality provisions and should be
18 Jun 2012
Container line, labor and terminal operator groups, along with the Danish, Dutch and U.S.
12 Dec 2011
International ocean carrier and port groups are urging the International Maritime Organization to adopt a rule that would require containers to be weighed before being loaded.
28 Sep 2011
The World Shipping Council will keep Ron Widdows as chairman of its board through September 2012 after he steps down as group president and CEO of Neptune Orient Lines at the end of this year.
10 Aug 2011
Ocean carriers lose an average of 350 containers at sea annually, and the number rises to 675 containers if a vessel loses many containers in a single incident, the World Shipping Council reported Wed
14 Jul 2011
Although container production is up in the wake of last year’s critical shortages, prices for the boxes have nearly doubled in the last two years and shippers will face an ongoing shortage of th
13 Jul 2011
The World Shipping Council and regulators in Japan say their joint plan on vessel efficiency would set fees for operators of ships that do not meet new environmental and energy standards.
09 May 2011
It’s a strange anomaly that in this environmentally conscious, time-is-critical age when most trade processing is handled by computer, vessel operators still file manifests for ships leaving U.S
15 Dec 2010
The Federal Maritime Commission’s Dec.
01 Dec 2010
The World Shipping Council and International Chamber of Shipping are calling for international regulations to require all loaded containers to be weighed at the marine terminal before they are stowed
01 Nov 2010
Breaking with other container lines in the World Shipping Council, the chairman and CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Co. in the U.S.
14 Oct 2010
A bill that would eliminate antitrust immunity from ocean carriers is not a “sound proposal” and would cause more volatility in rates and make trading with the U.S.
24 Sep 2010
The World Shipping Council elected Kenji Mizushima, CEO of NYK's Global Liner Management Division, to its board at its semi-annual meeting in September.
15 Sep 2010
Maritime labor groups are asking Congress to go slow as it considers changes to the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that could affect carrier antitrust immunity.
26 Aug 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposed rule to establish a “no-discharge” zone along the West Coast that bans sewage dumping from large vessels.
23 Jul 2010
The World Shipping Council met with U.S.-based shipper and forwarder trade associations Thursday to explain the European Union’s new customs cargo security filing requirements, which are schedul
23 Jun 2010
The World Shipping Council said it appointed Morten H. Engelstoft, chief operating officer of Maersk Line to its board to fulfill the unexpired term of retiring director, Knud Pontoppidan of A.P.
11 Jun 2010
An ocean carrier representative, responding to a sharp broadside from a congressional leader, said legislators should be cautious about imposing new regulations on container ship lines because of prob