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UK port congestion means boxes may be stranded for weeks – The Load Star

UK port congestion means boxes may be stranded for weeks – The Load Star

25/11/20

‘UK container imports offloaded at Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge could be stranded for weeks before they can be relayed back, potentially missing out on the Christmas market.

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Container volume at major Chinese ports up 7% in late October

Container volume at major Chinese ports up 7% in late October

18/11/20

The container volume at the eight major Chinese ports increased 7% year-on-year in late October.

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OOCL places orders for another seven 23,000 teus ships

OOCL places orders for another seven 23,000 teus ships

11/11/20

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), parent company of the ocean carrier OOCL and part of the China COSCO Group since 2018, on Monday disclosed another set of orders for 23,000+ teus ‘megamax’ container ships.

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UK importers scramble to find container haulage as carriers skip congested ports

UK importers scramble to find container haulage as carriers skip congested ports

11/11/20

UK shippers have been hit by a further series of container shipping ad hoc capacity contractions as a number of vessels recently skipped UK port calls or reduced their time at berth.

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Cosco confirms more super-sized boxship orders

Cosco confirms more super-sized boxship orders

04/11/20

COSCO Shipping has confirmed orders for seven 23,000 teu containerships worth $1.1bn in total.

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Ocean Alliance updates European products

Ocean Alliance updates European products

04/11/20

The Ocean Alliance has announced changes in two Asia-Europe products, Loop 4 (LL4) and Loop 5 (LL5), in order to offer "more competitive and comprehensive services within the network."

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Maersk Honam fire causes inconclusive, report exposes regulatory limitations

Maersk Honam fire causes inconclusive, report exposes regulatory limitations

28/10/20

THE final report into the tragic fire on board the Maersk Honam in March 2018 that killed five crew has concluded that safety systems onboard the 15,000-TEU vessel were insufficient to combat the blaze and the regulations governing the stowage of dangerous goods contributed to the fire.

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Alliance makes raft of November changes, and cancellations

Alliance makes raft of November changes, and cancellations

21/10/20

THE Alliance, made up of ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, Ocean Express Network (ONE) and HMM, have announced changes to a large number of services for November.

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