Container Shipping & Trade
Hong Kong Shippers’ Council calls for the end of surcharges
Hong Kong Shippers’ Council calls for the end of surcharges
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council is currently focused on six matters of concern, according to executive director Sunny Ho. These are the business environment of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), ...
New data method needed to crack congestion at ports
New data method needed to crack congestion at ports
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
We know from long experience that everyone involved in the shipping supply chain requires tailor-made information, rather than the haphazard data that is available for free or issued at a particular ...
Reefer operators box clever
Reefer operators box clever
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
While container lines continue to benefit from most of the growth in the perishables trades, conventional reefer vessel operators have taken steps to protect their position through new vessel designs ...
ClassNK reports on MOL Comfort sinking
ClassNK reports on MOL Comfort sinking
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Japanese class society ClassNK has issued a report on its study into the breaking in half and loss of the 2008-built, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) 8,110 teu container ship MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean ...
Software and greater owner accessibility drive coatings
Software and greater owner accessibility drive coatings
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Hull coatings are becoming more important than ever with the 0.1 per cent sulphur emissions limit coming into effect in January. There have been a number of advances in this area, including a new ...
Slow steaming and propeller optimisation march on
Slow steaming and propeller optimisation march on
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Slow steaming is here to stay for the forseeable future and, in response, manufacturers have launched a raft of different measures designed to match the practice. Furthermore, the retrofitting of ...
1. Søren Skou, Maersk Line chief executive
1. Søren Skou, Maersk Line chief executive
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Perhaps a predictable choice, but the fact remains that Søren Skou has managed to navigate the world’s largest shipping line through some particularly turbulent waters since taking the ...
At the top table - industry leaders
At the top table - industry leaders
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Choosing the 20 most important people in the container shipping industry is always going to be fraught with difficulties. However much empirical data is considered, subjectivity is always going to be ...
Canada’s ports expand capacity as they boost trade
Canada’s ports expand capacity as they boost trade
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
Port Metro Vancouver is consolidating its position as Asia’s gateway with programmes aimed at boosting its capacity and the efficiency and reliability of its terminals. The port achieved a ...
Gulftainer sets its sight on expansion
Gulftainer sets its sight on expansion
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
The emergence of Sharjah-headquartered Gulftainer as the latest terminal operator looking to develop an international network is one the stories of the past year. In December 2013 it announced a new ...
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