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Cosco boxship hit by blaze off India

Cosco boxship hit by blaze off India

09/01/20

A Cosco Shipping containership has caught fire on its way from Malaysia to India and this is expected to lead to a delay of schedule. While the cause of the incident is still being investigated, the carrier has cited the misdeclaration of dangerous goods as the main suspect.

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2019 marks entry of goliath box ships, technologically-smart vessels

2019 marks entry of goliath box ships, technologically-smart vessels

02/01/20

THIS year has seen a number of remarkable vessels enter the scene, either for their sophisticated use of technology, sheer size, or a combination of the two, says Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.

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2M resumes AE-2/Swan service despite weak Asia - Europe demand

2M resumes AE-2/Swan service despite weak Asia - Europe demand

11/12/19

Maersk and MSC, partners of the 2M network, on 28 November resumed operation of the ' AE-2/Swan ' service, restoring the number of loops between the Far East and North Europe offered by the two carriers to six sailings per week.

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THE Alliance formally adopts HMM as a new member and boosts ‘contingency fund’

THE Alliance formally adopts HMM as a new member and boosts ‘contingency fund’

04/12/19

THE Alliance members have filed an amended version of their vessel-sharing agreement (VSA), to incorporate new member HMM, with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), reports Alphaliner.

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Port of Hamburg Container Volumes Up by 6.9 Pct

Port of Hamburg Container Volumes Up by 6.9 Pct

27/11/19

Germany’s largest universal port, the Port of Hamburg, wrapped up the first three quarters of this year with a container throughput of 7 million TEUs, representing a growth of 6.9 percent year-over-year.

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More carriers add transitional fuel charges

More carriers add transitional fuel charges

27/11/19

CMA CGM has become the latest container carrier to introduce an emergency fuel levy to cope with uncertainty over the cost of bunkers in the run-up to the introduction of the International Maritime Organisation’s sulphur cap in January.

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Greece to reconsider plan for China to develop 4th box terminal at Piraeus port

Greece to reconsider plan for China to develop 4th box terminal at Piraeus port

26/11/19

GREECE plans to resume talks with China on developing a fourth Chinese-operated container terminal at the port of Piraeus. The agreement follows a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens earlier this month.

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Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world's biggest box carrier

Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world's biggest box carrier

18/10/19

MSC is on course to overtake alliance partner Maersk as the biggest ocean carrier by capacity within the next two years.

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