Container Shipping & Trade
C-Dragon evolves
C-Dragon evolves
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
DNV GL has upgraded its C-Dragon vessel design a year after launching it. The container ship design is specifically aimed at the intra-Asia region where competition is very strong between newbuilds ...
New stowage rules move forward
New stowage rules move forward
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
Many class societies are in the process of updating, or have updated, their container stowage rules in order to allow the weight of container stacks to be increased. Lloyds Register’s ...
Box packing code on the way
Box packing code on the way
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
Last year the container shipping industry took a monumental step after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) voted to ratify the need for shippers to verify the declared weight of containers, ...
The calm before the storm
The calm before the storm
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
Last year was, of course, dominated by the launch of Maersk Line’s first 18,270 teu Triple-E class vessel, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, and the subsequent deliveries of its sisterships. ...
Europe’s hinterland hubs expand
Europe’s hinterland hubs expand
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
While European container ports and terminals are going to come under growing pressure to meet the demands of ever increasing vessel sizes, ports must also make adequate provision to enhance capacity ...
London Gateway means profound changes to the UK
London Gateway means profound changes to the UK's port system
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
The long-established port system in the UK is set to undergo profound change as DP World’s recently opened London Gateway port ramps up for business and begins to take volumes away from local ...
Mega vessels call  for mega hubs
Mega vessels call for mega hubs
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
Europe’s container ports exist in an ever-changing economic environment and a complex logistics system – a system that ranks not only as one of the busiest in the world, but also one of ...
Cheap prices spur  big ship orders
Cheap prices spur big ship orders
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
The era of the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) is well and truly here. This year will see no fewer than 42 vessels delivered in the 13,000 teu-plus category, while 2015 will see a staggering 62 ...
Two’s a company, would three be a crowd?
Two’s a company, would three be a crowd?
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
When the inaugural issue of Container Shipping & Trade was published, its cover story was an analysis of the prospect of a possible merger between Germany’s two largest container shipping ...
A marriage made in Hamburg
A marriage made in Hamburg
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
In today’s world of liner shipping scale is everything. And with the industry facing a crisis of overcapacity combined with ruinous losses, it was only a matter of time before the next round of ...
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