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Ever Given back in action after repairs

Ever Given back in action after repairs

18/11/21

THE Ever Given, the VLCC that became known around the world after her grounding in the Suez Canal in March 2021, is back in service, reports The Maritime Executive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Major Chinese ports container volume falls 6.3% in mid-Oct

Major Chinese ports container volume falls 6.3% in mid-Oct

11/11/21

Container volume at eight major Chinese ports declined 6.3% year on year in mid-October.

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Carriers skip more European ports to cope with delays

Carriers skip more European ports to cope with delays

27/10/21

The big alliances are increasingly adjusting their service rotations in North Europe to limit the number of calls for certain ships or even for complete Far East – North Europe loops.

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Shippers warned to brace for fuel surcharge rises

Shippers warned to brace for fuel surcharge rises

21/10/21

Shippers are being warned to prepare for higher bunker adjustment factors on top of already high freight rates as carriers seek to claw back rising fuel costs.

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New Suez daily record set - 87 vessels of 4.8 million tons

New Suez daily record set - 87 vessels of 4.8 million tons

05/10/21

THE Suez Canal Authority has announced a new vessel transit record was set Wednesday September 29 when 87 vessels totalling 4.8 million tons transited the waterway.

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Thai government fleshes out plans for flagship carrier reboot

Thai government fleshes out plans for flagship carrier reboot

28/09/21

The Thai government is pressing ahead with the creation of a national flagship carrier.

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Building of US$415m fourth berth at London Gateway to begin next month

Building of US$415m fourth berth at London Gateway to begin next month

21/09/21

THE UK is set to receive another injection of container port capacity with DP World announcing that it would begin construction of a fourth berth at London Gateway next month, according to UK's The Loadstar.

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China Golden Week capacity reductions

China Golden Week capacity reductions

08/09/21

With the Chinese Golden Week holiday four weeks away, normally carriers would have by now announced the full extent of their blank sailings program in anticipation of the slowdown in demand.

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