THE Alliance Unveils Revamped 2019 Service Network

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – THE Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express(ONE) and Yang Ming have published details of a rationalised revamped network for east-west trades effective from next year which will include a new pendulum service. The new service network, which is subject to the usual regulatory approvals, is expected to commence shortly after […]

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Keeping Trade Flowing After Brexit Won’t Be Plain Sailing

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but it is unlikely to make progress as most ships are booked for other business, industry sources say. One source told Reuters that, […]

Vehicles Toppled Aboard P&O Ferry Due to Heavy Weather

Several vehicles aboard a P&O Ferry were toppled over after the vessel experienced heavy weather during a voyage from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Emergency services were sent to meet the European Causeway as it arrived in Cairnryan, Scotland Tuesday morning. Police reported that about 6 lorries toppled over at approximately 7:40 a.m. due to extreme […]

High Bay Storage System Could ‘Revolutionize’ Container Handling in Ports

An international joint-venture involving Dubai-based DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS Group has unveiled a new intelligent container storage system that the partners say could revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports. The system, known as the High Bay Storage system, was originally developed by SMS group subsidiary AMOVA for round the […]

British Government to Activate Full ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Preparations

By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement. Those plans include setting aside space on ferries to ensure […]

One Book Explains the Rise of Globalization: Peter R. Orszag

By Peter R. Orszag (Bloomberg Opinion) — At the top of my most interesting reads this year was Marc Levinson’s “The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger,” the second edition of which was published in 2016. The book tells the story of container shipping, which revolutionized international […]

Pirates Release Crew Kidnapped from Containership Off Nigeria in October

Pirates kidnapped all 11 crew, including eight Polish nationals, from the Pomerenia Sky on October 28 as the ship was bound for the Nigerian port of Onne. WARSAW, Dec 18 (Reuters) – All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October, including eight Polish nationals, are […]