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gCaptain’s full coverage of the global container shipping industry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
An MSC containership passes a Maersk containership

MSC Widens Capacity Gap, Solidifying Position as the World’s Largest Shipping Line

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company solidified its position as the world’s largest shipping line in 2023 with the addition of more than 1 million TEUs

January 3, 2024
Total Views: 3595

Friday, December 29, 2023
AFIF Hapag-Lloyd

Shipping Lines Diverge on Red Sea Return

By Elke Ahlswede BERLIN, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Hapag-Lloyd will continue to divert its vessels around the Suez Canal for security reasons, a spokesperson

December 29, 2023
Total Views: 8092

Thursday, December 28, 2023
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released November 20, 2023. Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS

The Maritime Stories That Made 2023

This year proved once again that the maritime industry is one of the most important and exciting industries on the planet. As 2023 comes to a close,

December 28, 2023
Total Views: 5989

Convoy of ships in the Suez Canal

299 Containerships Reroute to Avoid the Red Sea, Doubling in Number from Last Week

By Brendan Murray and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Half of the containership fleet that regularly transits the Red Sea and Suez Canal is avoiding the route now

December 28, 2023
Total Views: 14839

Tuesday, December 26, 2023
The ONE Integrity with 21,954 TEUs loaded in the Port of Singapore. Photo courtesy ONE

22,000 TEUs! ONE Claims New Cargo World Record

Shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) is claiming a new world record with the loading of 22,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) laden containers on board a

December 26, 2023
Total Views: 6478

Friday, December 22, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen on the Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships, as it sails in the Strait of Gibraltar towards the port of Algeciras, Spain January 19, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo

Extended Detours: Maersk Reroutes Services Around Cape of Good Hope

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Shippers and consignees whose shipments are traditionally routed through the Suez Canal can expect longer transit

December 22, 2023
Total Views: 2919

Thursday, December 21, 2023
Aerial top view of a containership underway

Higher Freight Rates to Offset Costs from Red Sea Diversions -Fitch

Following recent attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, shipping companies are facing increased costs due to longer voyages around the Cape of Good

December 21, 2023
Total Views: 1830

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
CMA CGM Lisa Marie at Port Houston

Mixed Results for Port Houston as Imports Fall

Port Houston reported mixed results in November as containerized imports through the Gulf Coast’s busiest port fall. Import volumes softened to 137,631

December 20, 2023
Total Views: 1853


Over 100 Containerships Rerouted as US Weighs Red Sea Response

By Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg) — More than a hundred container ships are taking the long route around Africa to avoid violence in the Red Sea, creating

December 20, 2023
Total Views: 6322

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
cargo ships loading at port of oakland

Carriers Roll Out Peak Season Surcharges as Capacity Crunch Looms

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are imposing emergency peak season surcharges (PSSs) as global supply chains face weeks of disruption

December 19, 2023
Total Views: 1600

Thursday, December 14, 2023
The M/V Wan Hai 362 departs the Port of Long Beach, California. Picture taken in September 2023. Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach

Trade Up at San Pedro Ports as Cargo Returns

Trade is up again at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers continued to reposition cargo back to the U.S. West Coast, port officials announced

December 14, 2023
Total Views: 2467

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Aerial view of containerships at the port of Southampton

New Year Demand Has Ocean Carriers Returning to Charter Market

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Better than expected forward demand prospects across major and secondary tradelanes is encouraging ocean carriers back

December 12, 2023
Total Views: 1798

Monday, December 11, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach

US Container Imports Peaked Late in 2023, NRF Says

Imports at major U.S. container ports is projected to continue its slowdown in the remaining weeks of 2023 after peaking later than expected this fall,

December 11, 2023
Total Views: 1319

Friday, December 8, 2023

Carriers Pushing Rate Hikes Ahead of Likely Service Suspensions

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Asia-Europe ocean carriers are making one final attempt to hike rates on the troubled tradelane next year. Hapag-Lloyd

December 8, 2023
Total Views: 2520

ship emissions

Opinion: Shipping Seeks Safe Waters in Era of Deadly Geopolitics

By Peter Apps Dec 8 (Reuters) – As tankers, car-carriers and other merchant vessels pass through the Malacca Strait, unlit fishing boats

December 8, 2023
Total Views: 903

Thursday, December 7, 2023
The world's first large methanol powered containership is launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Photo courtesy Maersk

Maersk to Deploy First Large Methanol-Fueled Containership on Asia-Europe Route

A.P. Moller – Maersk is set to launch its first large green methanol-fueled containership early next year. Scheduled for launch on February 9, 2024, the

December 7, 2023
Total Views: 3800

Friday, December 1, 2023
Aerial view of a container ship

Failure of Rate Increases Points to Tough Times Ahead for Ocean Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Notwithstanding three attempts at GRIs (general rate increases) in 45 days, Asia-North Europe container spot rates have

December 1, 2023
Total Views: 1004

Thursday, November 30, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are stacked at Gwangyang port in Gwangyang, South Korea, June 14, 2022. Yonhap via REUTERS

Container Shipping Market Faces ‘Brutal’ 2024, Xeneta Says

The latest data from Oslo-based Xeneta suggests that 2024 could be an even more difficult year for carriers in the ocean freight shipping market. The Xeneta

November 30, 2023
Total Views: 1910

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Vytautas Kielaitis /

Former Bed Bath & Beyond Files Massive Lawsuit Against MSC Alleging Profiteering

The bankruptcy estate of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission against Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 4238

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Aerial view of containerships at the port of Southampton

Fleet-Heavy Ocean Carriers Also Stuck With too Many Containers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar)- Not only do ocean carriers have too many ships, they also have too many containers to fill vessels that are being deployed. In

November 28, 2023
Total Views: 4931


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