Container Shipping & Trade
top 20 container ports
top 20 container ports
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
1. Shanghai Throughput 2013: 33,639,500 teu – up 3.41 per cent on 2012 (32,529,000 teu) The Chinese behemoth gateway of Shanghai maintained its position as the world’s busiest container ...
Volatile freight rates fuel hedging solutions
Volatile freight rates fuel hedging solutions
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Freight forwarders and container carriers have identified freight rate volatility as the key driving force behind alternative contract mechanisms as well as the potential for increased use of ...
Ethiopian recruits are dependable and adaptable
Ethiopian recruits are dependable and adaptable
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Hamburg Süd, Peter Döhle and Reederei Nord rank among a long list of container companies that have taken or expressed an interest in taking graduates from the Ethiopia Maritime Training ...
High cubes set to dominate deepsea shipping
High cubes set to dominate deepsea shipping
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
New research from Drewry Maritime Research has concluded that the high cube 40ft container design is becoming the most popular equipment for inter-continental shipping, replacing the more traditional ...
Box lessors begin to feel the heat
Box lessors begin to feel the heat
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
The container leasing industry is set to undergo profound change if a deal goes through that will see China’s HNA Group buy Cronos, a subsidiary of Cronos Holding Co. Bohai Leasing Co, a ...
Inmarsat boosts services with new chat function
Inmarsat boosts services with new chat function
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Inmarsat has introduced a new aspect of its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service in the form of chat room functionality that can be used in a ship emergency. It launched the ...
Communications drive operational efficiency
Communications drive operational efficiency
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
The use of satcoms to drive operational efficiency in the container shipping sector has quickly gained momentum, and goes hand-in-hand with the trend for ever increasing amounts of bandwidth and ...
Wärtsilä Ship Design plans Crowley Marine’s two LNG-powered conro ships
Wärtsilä Ship Design plans Crowley Marine’s two LNG-powered conro ships
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Wärtsilä Ship Design has scooped the engineering contract for the basic and production design of US-headquartered Crowley Marine’s two LNG-powered conro ships, which are currently ...
Energy efficiency and flexibility drive hull refits
Energy efficiency and flexibility drive hull refits
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Container ship bulbous bow refits are on the rise as their modification can save costs in the face of high fuel prices. “The main driver to optimise container ship hulls is to improve fuel ...
The cascade effect of ultra large container vessels
The cascade effect of ultra large container vessels
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
The continued influx of new ultra large container vessels onto the main Far East-Europe trades has led to a large number of vessels being cascaded onto other trade lanes that historically have been ...
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