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HMM set to take delivery of world's largest box ship

HMM set to take delivery of world's largest box ship

20/02/20

SOUTH Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is to take delivery of the world's largest containership, the 'HMM Algericas'.

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China's port volumes in January hold up despite coronavirus outbreak

China's port volumes in January hold up despite coronavirus outbreak

20/02/20

THE coronavirus did not have a major impact on volumes for Chinese ports in January, with the northern port group of Shandong reporting 121 million tonnes of cargo throughput and 2.58 million TEU last month, an increase of 6.3 per cent and 6.4 per cent year on year, reported Seatrade Maritime News. February will of course be different.

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TT Club warns of unforeseen liabilities from shipment delays from coronavirus

TT Club warns of unforeseen liabilities from shipment delays from coronavirus

13/02/20

INTERNATIONAL transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance, TT Club has warned transport operators of the potential unforeseen exposure to liabilities that may accrue from shipment delays arising from the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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Lack of cargo sees carriers forced into last-minute voyage cancellations

Lack of cargo sees carriers forced into last-minute voyage cancellations

12/02/20

Despite ocean carriers discounting container spot rates from Asia this week, there was still insufficient cargo to sustain the already reduced alliance service networks.

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Coronavirus could dampen 2020 box volume growth by 0.7%

Coronavirus could dampen 2020 box volume growth by 0.7%

12/02/20

Alphaliner estimates that the extended Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, an ad hoc emergency measure to curb the spread of the highly - infectious coronavirus, will reduce container cargo volumes at Chinese ports (including Hong Kong) by over 6M TEUs in the first quarter of 2020. This volume contraction is expected to reduce global container throughput growth by at least 0.7% for the full year.

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Coronavirus Outbreak to Effect Sailings and Supply Chains

Coronavirus Outbreak to Effect Sailings and Supply Chains

05/02/20

Ocean carriers are preparing to idle more ships in Asia as the ripples from the coronavirus outbreak in China hit production. But for ships that do sail, container spot rates are likely to spike dramatically, and remain high until the pent-up demand from frustrated orders is satisfied.

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Hamburg set to see more ULCV calls as Elbe 'passing box' is completed

Hamburg set to see more ULCV calls as Elbe 'passing box' is completed

05/02/20

Ocean carriers serving the port of Hamburg will benefit from a significant reduction in vessel downtime following the completion of widening projects on the river Elbe.

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Ocean liners withdraw 1.3m TEU of capacity from Asia trades in Q1

Ocean liners withdraw 1.3m TEU of capacity from Asia trades in Q1

05/02/20

CONTAINER shipping lines are expected to withdraw a combined 1.3 million TEU of capacity by voiding sailings on Asia to North America and Europe trade lanes this quarter.

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