Photos: Venta Maersk’s Passage of the Northern Sea Route

On 22 August 2018, the Maersk Line feeder ship Venta Maersk departed from the port of Vladivostok in Russia for its maiden voyage to northern Europe, where it will enter service in the North and Baltic Seas.  However, instead of taking the usual route through the Suez Canal, the Venta Maersk headed north to the Bering Sea. For the first time in the history of the … [Read more...]

Maersk Says New Dangerous Goods Guidelines to Improve Containership Safety After Maersk Honam Fire

The world's top shipping line Maersk has implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods after a review of its safety procedures in the aftermath of the devastating Maersk Honam fire back in March. The shipping company says the new guidelines will improve safety across its fleet of container vessels. "Following the tragic fire aboard Maersk Honam in March … [Read more...]

Suspicious Shippers Urge Maersk to Rethink New Fuel Surcharge Plan

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) - Shippers have joined forwarders in condemning Maersk’s plan for new fuel surcharges to help recover the additional costs of low-sulphur marine fuel, to be introduced in January. The new charges, on top of existing contract rates, are triggered on the average cost of fuel and a ‘trade factor’ that takes into account cargo flows, with lower … [Read more...]

Maersk Asks Customers to Pay for $2 Billion Low Sulphur Fuel Bill Through New ‘Bunker Adjustment Factor’

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) -- The cost of delivering world trade is about to go up. A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container shipping line, said Monday that customers using its giant box ships will have to pay separately for fuel from 2020, when prices are expected to surge because of tougher environmental standards. The regulations are designed to cut … [Read more...]

Maersk to Install Scrubbers On a ‘Limited Number of Vessels’ Ahead of 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

SINGAPORE/COPENHAGEN, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world's biggest container shipping group, will add devices to reduce harmful exhaust emissions to some of its ships ahead of new global fuel regulations starting in 2020. To combat air pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations' shipping agency, has set global regulations to … [Read more...]