Container Shipping & Trade

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The evolution of size benefits new eco feeders
The evolution of size benefits new eco feeders
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The feeder sector has gone into 2014 on a positive track, giving a boost to smaller shipyards which concentrate on the new feeder eco designs. Greek owners, in particular, see this as a niche area to ...
ULCSs carry on up
ULCSs carry on up
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The construction of ultra large container ships gained momentum last year and is a trend that is continuing to strengthen. Twenty one are being delivered this year and 54 in 2015, according to ...
Box operators order first LNG-powered two-stroke engines
Box operators order first LNG-powered two-stroke engines
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
US container ship operators Tote and Matson Navigation Co have ordered the first two-stroke engines to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The engines were launched following a three-year EU ...
Class societies drive solutions for low sulphur law
Class societies drive solutions for low sulphur law
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
As the low sulphur regulations loom, class societies are playing a greater role than ever before when it comes to working on solutions for container ships, such as the use of alternative fuels and ...
Ballast water crunch time
Ballast water crunch time
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
Container ship operators have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in ...
The bigger they are,  the higher you go
The bigger they are, the higher you go
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
Container ships continue to grow in size as carriers look to exploit economies of scale and to reduce emissions by using more modern engines. But these increases in ship size have operational ...
New ports bring new opportunities for carriers
New ports bring new opportunities for carriers
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The congestion woes faced by Indian shippers reached new heights at the end of last year and show little sign of abating, while debate continues over a range of possible solutions to make the liner ...
New stars on the horizon
New stars on the horizon
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
As Chinese ports once again hit the headlines in terms of their 2013 throughput, changes and developments are taking place within the country’s container terminals. Shanghai has yet again been ...
Bottom line prime focus for MCC Transport
Bottom line prime focus for MCC Transport
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
Due to the challenges within the Intra Asia market, MCC transport has stopped its growth strategy since 2012. Maersk Line decided in 2007 to use MCC Transport as a separate commercial and legal ...
Partnerships push  intra-Asia strategy
Partnerships push intra-Asia strategy
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The cascading of larger vessels in to certain intra-Asia trades, and the overcapacity and weak rates currently seen in a sizable portion of this market is creating challenges for carriers operating ...
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