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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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AstraZeneca – Drug Shipments Shift From Air To Ocean

By Martin Roebuck (TheLoadstar) AstraZeneca has said it will be using ocean freight for 70% of its international shipments within the next 12-18 months. Julian

December 15, 2015
Total Views: 102

NOL/APL… a missed opportunity for Maersk?
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NOL/APL… a missed opportunity for Maersk?

By Alessandro Pasetti (TheLoadstar) This month, Singapore container shipping line Neptune Orient Lines finally agreed to be acquired by France’s CMA CGM in a

December 15, 2015
Total Views: 18

Monday, December 14, 2015
Merger with COSCO Would Mean Container Shipping Exit for CSCL
Maritime News

Merger with COSCO Would Mean Container Shipping Exit for CSCL

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) — Cosco and China Shipping have released details of their forthcoming merger, which is likely to see the latter quit

December 14, 2015
Total Views: 51

Thursday, December 10, 2015
CMA CGM Chiefs Eye ‘Significant’ Operational Synergies in Plan for Integrating APL
Maritime News

CMA CGM Chiefs Eye ‘Significant’ Operational Synergies in Plan for Integrating APL

By Mike Wackett,  (The Loadstar) On the assumption that CMA CGM’s acquisition of NOL receives the approval of anti-trust authorities next year,

December 10, 2015
Total Views: 23

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Maersk’s final newly enlarged vessel is set for return to work, but will Maersk cut capacity next year?

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadStar) Since the launch of its vessel upgrade programme in 2011, with the conversion of 17 of its S Class 8,200 teu ships to 9,600

December 3, 2015
Total Views: 190

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How To Avoid Chaos From New Container Weight Verification Laws

By San Whelan & Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) LONDON – The imminent enforcement of mandatory container weight verification is causing widespread

December 3, 2015
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Maritime News

CMA CGM Leading the Field to Buy NOL, But Only if the Price is Right

By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar There are “significant obstacles” to the sale of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), despite interest from Maersk

November 11, 2015
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Maersk Decision to Lay-Up a Triple-E is ‘A Wake-Up Call’, Says Drewry
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Maersk Decision to Lay-Up a Triple-E is ‘A Wake-Up Call’, Says Drewry

  By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar Maersk Line’s decision last week to lay-up one of its 18,000 teu flagships is “good news for the industry”, Drewry

November 4, 2015
Total Views: 73

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Maersk Lays-Up Triple-E as Idled Fleet Closes On One Million Teu
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Maersk Lays-Up Triple-E as Idled Fleet Closes On One Million Teu

By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar The withdrawal of services during the winter slack season will, in the next few weeks, propel laid-up cellular capacity past the

October 28, 2015
Total Views: 121

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Drewry Paints a Gloomy Picture for Box Shipping as the Global Slowdown Bites
Maritime News

Drewry Paints a Gloomy Picture for Box Shipping as the Global Slowdown Bites

  By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar Drewry has almost halved its global growth forecast for container shipping this year, down to 2.2% from 4.3%, and its

October 27, 2015
Total Views: 8

Friday, October 23, 2015
To Beat Congestion, Asian Box Terminal Operations Need Revolution, Not Evolution
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To Beat Congestion, Asian Box Terminal Operations Need Revolution, Not Evolution

  By Sam Whelan in Shenzhen, The Loadstar The waves of port congestion that regularly beset Asian container terminals can be overcome through an industry

October 23, 2015
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
IMO Branded a ‘Danger to the Planet’ After Refusal to Back Caps on Vessel Emissions
Maritime News

IMO Branded a ‘Danger to the Planet’ After Refusal to Back Caps on Vessel Emissions

  By Gavin van Marle, The Loadstar The Republic of the Marshall Islands’ (RMI) has launched a lacerating attack on the International Maritime

October 13, 2015
Total Views: 24

Friday, October 9, 2015
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Maritime News

Demand for Faster Transit Times Could Signal an End to Era of Slow-Steaming

  By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar The era of global slow-steaming by container lines could be about to end with the recent announcement of improved transit

October 9, 2015
Total Views: 30

Friday, October 2, 2015
Containership Widening Brings New Era for Shipowners and New Hope for Panamaxes
Maritime News

Containership Widening Brings New Era for Shipowners and New Hope for Panamaxes

  By Gavin van Marle, The Loadstar The second panamax containership to undergo innovative “widening” conversion is set to return to the water next

October 2, 2015
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Containerships in Lay-Up at Highest Level in 18 Months
Maritime News

Containerships in Lay-Up at Highest Level in 18 Months

  By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar Some 90,000 teu of cellular capacity was consigned to lay-up in the past two weeks, taking redundant tonnage to its

September 30, 2015
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
LNG Will Clash Costs for Box Ship Operators as ECAs Spread and Oil Price Rises Again
Maritime News

LNG Will Clash Costs for Box Ship Operators as ECAs Spread and Oil Price Rises Again

  By Gavin van Marle, The Loadstar LNG-fuelled containerships could offer operators considerable cost savings when the price of traditional fuel rises

September 29, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Maritime News

Cheap Bunker Fuel the Only Thing Keeping Container Shipping Lines Profitable, Drewry Says

  By Gavin van Marle, The Loadstar Just how much money would container shipping lines be losing if it weren’t for the relentlessly steep decline in

September 23, 2015
Total Views: 10

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Industry Fears Law on Container Weight Verification Could Bring Cargo Chaos
Maritime News

Industry Fears Law on Container Weight Verification Could Bring Cargo Chaos

  Shippers, forwarders, shipping lines and container terminals “urgently” need to begin discussions over the practicalities of implementing the

September 17, 2015
Total Views: 70

Monday, October 20, 2014
Shipping Industry Reveals Skepticism Over Nicaragua Canal Project
Maritime News

Shipping Industry Reveals Skepticism Over Nicaragua Canal Project

By Rainbow Nelson in Cartagena Nicaragua’s ambitious plans to build a rival to the Panama Canal are likely to cost almost double the estimated $40bn,

October 20, 2014
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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‘Ocean Three’ Unveils Asia-Europe and Transpacific Services, Transatlantic is Next

By Gavin van Marle CMA CGM has confirmed that it has signed a series of agreements to for the fourth major deepsea container shipping alliance, Ocean Three,

September 10, 2014
Total Views: 20
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