container shipping

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Chinese Shipping Rivals Cooperate Amid Global Downturn

SHENZHEN–Shipping giant China Cosco Holdings Co. (1919.HK, 601919.SH) is teaming up with its Shanghai-based archrival to jointly operate major domestic

October 17, 2012
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Friday, October 12, 2012
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Maersk Line Removes 19 Ships from Asia-Europe Trade, Further Cuts Possible

(Bloomberg) — A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container line, said it will remove 19 ships from Asia- Europe trade lanes in a bid to

October 12, 2012
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fire Incidents

MSC Flaminia Crew Member Dies From Wounds Sustained in Blast

A crew member severely injured in an explosion on board the MSC Flaminia has passed away, the ship’s owner, Reederei NSB, has reported. Reederei NSB says

October 10, 2012
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maersk Line Pulls Plug on Iran Port Calls

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company by volume, has ended port calls to Iran saying that the company’s limited business in

October 9, 2012
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Settlement Reached Over MV Rena Grounding

The New Zealand government and Daina Shipping Co, owner of the stricken MV Rena, have reached a settlement over the Oct. 5, 2011 grounding of the container

October 1, 2012
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It’s Been a Tough Summer for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

After posting a loss of about ¥ 7.4 billion (USD $95 million) on the write-down of investment securities as a result of a decline in stock market prices, the

October 1, 2012
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

MV Rena Wreckage – On Deck With The Resolve Salvage Team [Photos and Video]

Following six weeks of intensive operations in often challenging sea conditions, Resolve Salvage & Fire this week announced the removal of the first 600

September 27, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Crew Costs Led to Overall Rise in Operating Costs – Report

Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry increased by an average of 2.1 percent in 2011 led primarily by increasing crew costs, says international

September 26, 2012
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Monday, September 24, 2012
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Engineering News

Assessing Emission Reduction Options for Container Feeder Vessels [STUDY]

One of the biggest issues facing ship owners these days is what do to about the IMO emissions regulations, particularly those referring to sulfur oxides (SOx),

September 24, 2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012
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COSCO May Look to Diversify Revenue Streams as Shipping Arm Bleeds Cash

(Bloomberg) — China’s two biggest shipowners said a market slump may continue for at least two more years as more vessels enter service and the

September 21, 2012
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Record-Breaking MSC Containership Sails Toward Long Beach as US-Asia Rates Climb

(Bloomberg) — Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s second-biggest container line, has deployed the largest vessel on a U.S. route in response to

September 20, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Maritime Labor Alliance Formed as Waterfront Strike Looms

– by Bruce Vail As anxiety over the possibility of a major U.S. dock strike rises, shipping unions here and abroad are responding with a show of

September 19, 2012
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Grounding Incidents

Leonhardt & Blumberg Assign Cuban Salvors to Save the Hansa Berlin

Hamburg-based owner/managers Leonhardt & Blumberg report that they have appointed local salvage company Antillana De Salvamento for the salvaging of

September 19, 2012
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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What’s the Weight? Why Weighing of Cargo Containers is Critical

– By Captain Rich Madden Last year in a Persian Gulf port, we finished loading for a southbound transit to East Africa on a small container ship.

September 17, 2012
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Fire Incidents

Amsterdam Bridge Fire Extinguished

The fire on board the containership MV Amsterdam Bridge that broke out earlier this week has been extinguished, the vessels owner said in a statement today.

September 12, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Engineering News

A Look at APL’s New Fuel-Efficient Hull Design For Ultra-Large Containerships

Editor’s Note: A collaboration involving APL, Hyundai Heavy Industries and DNV has resulted in an innovative new hull design expected to make APL’s

September 10, 2012
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WATCH: Containership MV Amsterdam Bridge Catches Fire [UPDATED]

UDPATE: Here is video of the MV Amsterdam Bridge on fire off the coast of India near Mumbai. Reports indicate that the fire has been contained. Original: The

September 10, 2012
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MSC Flaminia Reaches German Port

The MSC Flaminia and accompanying vessels arrived safely at a port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany where it will finally undergo salvage operations nearly two months

September 10, 2012
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Rena’s Front Fell Off… Literally

Nearly a year after the MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef off New Zealand, the vessel is still not done breaking up. Maritime New Zealand says that high

September 7, 2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Maersk Line: “Christmas Will Come to America, but Probably Not to Europe”

(Bloomberg) — The shipping lanes of the Pacific and Indian Oceans show the diverging fortunes of U.S. and European consumers ahead of the busiest

September 6, 2012
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