Cargo Volumes at Port of Los Angeles Fall in 2019 Amid Trade War Uncertainty

Cargo volumes at the United States’ busiest port hit near-record levels, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war. Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles announced Thursday that the port moved a total of 9,337,632 TEUs in calendar year 2019, just shy of the port’s second-busiest year (2017) in its 113-year history and 1.28% off 2018’s record-setting … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd Secures Space Charter Deal with Maersk and MSC

Hapag-Lloyd has secured a space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC, giving the German carrier access to certain 2M services in the Asia-Europe trade. Hapag-Lloyd says the addition of the services will lead to high frequency of weekly departures, more routing options, and access to additional ports with high schedule reliability. The space charter agreement will … [Read more...]

Search Suspended for Missing Fishermen Near Galveston

The search for two missing fishermen near Galveston was suspended Thursday after covering more than 49 square miles over three days, the Unified Command said.  The Unified Command was set up in response to the fatal collision between the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy's Pride and tanker near Galveston on Tuesday. A search consisting of aerial flights, shore … [Read more...]

MAIB Issues Report on Loss of 137 Containers from CMA CGM Containership

Inaccurate container weight declarations were partially to blame for the loss of 137 containers overboard from a CMA CGM containership underway in the North Pacific Ocean back in January 2018, the UK Maritime Accident Investigation Branch said in its investigation report into the incident.  The incident took place early on 20 January 2018 when the UK-flagged … [Read more...]

Low Sulphur Fuel Sales Skyrocket at World’s Leading Bunkering Hub

The sale of low sulphur fuel skyrocketed at the world’s largest bunkering hub of Singapore ahead of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap deadline, BIMCO said in its first analysis of the switch. According to BIMCO, preliminary estimates compiled by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore indicate that a total of 4.4 million tonnes of bunker fuel were sold in December 2019, with … [Read more...]