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Monday, December 16, 2013
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Evergreen Sells Container Assets to Boost a Sagging Bottom Line

Taiwan’s largest container shipping company, Evergreen, has joined the growing group of carriers selling assets to turn around a year of loss-making

December 16, 2013
Total Views: 116

Friday, December 13, 2013
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Plain Sailing for the G6 While the P3 Alliance’s Proposal Faces Headwinds

By Mike Wackett The G6 Alliance’s plan to expand its scope on transpacific and transatlantic trade lanes is scheduled to be approved on January 16,

December 13, 2013
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gulf Ports Must be Ready to Handle the Biggest Boxships as Cascading Swells
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Gulf Ports Must be Ready to Handle the Biggest Boxships as Cascading Swells

By Gavin van Marle in Dubai Ports in the Gulf region need to prepare for much larger vessel sizes as a result of the cascading effect taking place as

December 11, 2013
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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G6 Box Carriers Expand Operations to Head Off P3 Threat to East-West Trades

The members of the G6– a merger of the New World and Grand Alliances – have announced plans to go head-to-head with the P3 network by expanding

December 4, 2013
Total Views: 3

Friday, November 29, 2013
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European Commission Collusion Probe Puts Focus on 14 Container Lines

By Gavin van Marle The 14 container lines subject to the latest EC anti-trust investigation are Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC, China Shipping, Cosco, Evergreen,

November 29, 2013
Total Views: 37

Monday, November 18, 2013
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Despite ‘Vessel Network Efficiencies’, Fuel Price Still the Unknown Factor for Carriers

By Mike Wackett The success of Maersk Line in cutting its unit cost by a massive $390 per 40ft unit in the third quarter was the silver bullet that

November 18, 2013
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
SEE ALSO: US Carriers Lean Towards LNG as Marine Fuel of the Future
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SEE ALSO: US Carriers Lean Towards LNG as Marine Fuel of the Future

US Jones Act flag-carriers Horizon Lines and Matson are eyeing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the fuel of the

November 12, 2013
Total Views: 12

Monday, November 11, 2013
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Evergreen’s Alphaliner Rebuttal

By Gavin van Marle Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen has denied that its fleet modernisation programme will significantly affect the overall supply can demand

November 11, 2013
Total Views: 12

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Leasing Giant New Ships and Containers Remains a Healthy Business Amid a Dismal Sector

By Gavin van Marle, There have been few sectors of the liner shipping business that have done well over the past few years, but businesses leasing both

November 4, 2013
Total Views: 113

Monday, October 21, 2013
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P3 Mega-carriers Play Down the Impact of the Alliance on Key Shipping Trades

By Gavin van Marle, Apparently wary of igniting the wrath of skeptical shippers or prodding the regulatory bodies, the prospective partners in the P3 alliance

October 21, 2013
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Curtailing Capacity Could See Maersk Line Lose Its Crown

By Gavin van Marle Maersk Line may lose its crown as the world’s largest container shipping line within three years as a result of its attempts to limit

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 27

Friday, September 20, 2013
IMO Mandates Container Weighing

IMO Mandates Container Weighing

New regulations that will make it mandatory for containers to be weighed – or have their stated weight otherwise verified – are set to be

September 20, 2013
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Box Carriers Forced to Cancel Sailings

By Gavin van Marle, Back in June, The Loadstar published a story which quoted a European forwarder who believed that the 1 July general rate increase

September 18, 2013
Total Views: 5

Friday, August 9, 2013
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Market Imbalance Upsets OOCL Stability as Box Carrier Sails Into the Red

By Gavin van Marle In a sign of just how weak the container shipping market has become this year, the parent company of Hong Kong-based box carrier OOCL

August 9, 2013
Total Views: 6

Monday, August 5, 2013
Liner Reliability Improves, But Figures Mask Reality for Shippers
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Liner Reliability Improves, But Figures Mask Reality for Shippers

Container lines’ schedule reliability across the global shipping trades decreased slightly in May, according to the latest analysis from liner

August 5, 2013
Total Views: 7

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Boxes Pile Up As Asia-Europe Carriers Are Caught Unawares by Mini-Peak
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Boxes Pile Up As Asia-Europe Carriers Are Caught Unawares by Mini-Peak

While there are few signs of a peak season developing on the Asia-Europe westbound trade as overall volumes remain flat, there appears to be something of a

August 1, 2013
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Black August for Shippers as Asia-Europe Capacity Cuts Set to Support Price Hikes

Shippers and forwarders in the Asia-Europe trade currently experiencing tight space constraints need to prepare themselves for further cuts in capacity in

July 31, 2013
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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ICTSI Takes “Extremely Adversarial” Batumi Sea Port to London Court

Filipino container terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has filed for arbitration over its treatment at the hands of Batumi

July 23, 2013
Total Views: 46

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CSAV Improves Results After Abandoning Global Aspirations for North-South Focus
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CSAV Improves Results After Abandoning Global Aspirations for North-South Focus

By Gavin van Marle, The last remaining major South American shipping line, Chile’s CSAV, is beginning to reap the benefits of a concerted change in

July 17, 2013
Total Views: 6

Port of Rotterdam Eyes German Investments to Extend Hinterland
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Port of Rotterdam Eyes German Investments to Extend Hinterland

With the first container terminals on Rotterdam’s newly reclaimed Maasvlakte II set to open next year, the Dutch port – Europe’s largest

July 17, 2013
Total Views: 4
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