Maritime Startups Accelerate With New Support And Funding

PSA unboXed, the Singapore-based venture capital arm of PSA International, and Israeli-based theDOCK Innovation Hub have entered into an agreement to jumpstart innovative technologies that will benefit the port, maritime and supply chain sector.   The partnership between PSA unboXed and theDOCK will kick-start with the first large global maritime tech Hackathon which … [Read more...]

Maersk Shares Sink As Trade War Looms

by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) - The world’s largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, warned trade headwinds would slow growth this year, sending its shares down 10 percent on Thursday. Maersk is also moving ahead with spinning off Maersk Drilling, announcing it expected its new listing in Copenhagen to begin trading on April 4. Maersk Line in … [Read more...]

SUNY Maritime Brings Home Top Rankings

With high school seniors across the US get busy applying for college, SUNY Maritime College in New York City has won an unprecedented set of awards for 2018. The college was recognized for its overall educational quality, the earning potential of its graduates, career placement rates and the value of its engineering programs. According to the Princeton Review, SUNY … [Read more...]

Profit Falls 98 Percent For Cosco

by Brenda Goh (Reuters) - China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd on Thursday said first-half profits fell 97.8 percent as it grappled with higher costs and a slide in freight rates. China’s largest shipping group, which has bought a Hong Kong peer to become the world’s third-largest container liner, said January-June net profit was 40.8 million yuan ($6 million), down from … [Read more...]

Is DP World’s ‘One-Stop Shop’ Ambition Too Risky?

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) DP World’s planned acquisition of European shortsea container line Unifeeder took the industry by surprise when the deal was announced earlier this month. The rationale for the global port operator’s proposed $765m purchase of North Europe’s leading feeder and domestic container carrier from private equity group Nordic Capital has had analysts … [Read more...]