Friday, December 18, 2020
shipping-containers-konrad
News

Booming Taiwan Begs Shippers Not To Jack Up Prices Amid Massive Box Shortage

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – Taiwan’s government has urged shipping companies not to unfairly push up their prices amid a global squeeze on shipping containers and a shortage of space on cargo ships,...

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 2083

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Soeren Skou, CEO Maersk
Finance

Maersk Forecasts A Return To Pre-COVID Container Demand In 2021

by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) – Shipping group Maersk on Wednesday issued full-year earnings guidance above its forecast at the beginning of the year and said it expects demand for moving...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 9

Monday, March 11, 2019
Ports

Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp

Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area. According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than...

March 11, 2019
Total Views: 76

Friday, May 18, 2018
shipping containers
Maritime News

German Company’s Million Missing Shipping Containers Puzzles Prosecutors

MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Managers of insolvent P&R Group are being investigated after it was discovered the investment firm sold nearly one million more shipping containers than it owned,...

May 18, 2018
Total Views: 2

Friday, November 10, 2017
ever smart loses containers
Interesting

MV Ever Smart Arrives in Los Angeles with Toppled Containers

The MV Ever Smart arrived at the port of Los Angeles on Wednesday showing clear evidence of the dozens of containers which were lost from the vessel during its voyage across...

November 10, 2017
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
shipping containers stacked
News

Interview: Spinnaker CEO Tim Britton Talks About Container Market, Megaships, and Hanjin’s Collapse

By Gibraltar Shipping Tim Britton is CEO of Spinnaker, specialised in the leasing, sale of new and used containers for shipping and storage purposes. Tim talks to us about how...

February 15, 2017
Total Views: 8

Sunday, July 3, 2016
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News

Container Tracking Device Use Soars

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) Declining asset costs and a variety of external factors are driving the container shipping industry into increasing use of container tracking and monitoring devices....

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 9

Friday, April 22, 2016
Maritime News

Venezuela Piles Up $1 Billion Bill for Late Shipping Containers

By Corina Pons and Jonathan Saul PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela/LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – Venezuelan state agencies have run up close to $1 billion in debts with shipping firms due to...

April 22, 2016
Total Views: 2

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Interesting

How Many Shipping Containers Are Really Lost At Sea?

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has released an update to its 2011 survey and estimate of containers lost at sea.

June 29, 2014
Total Views: 780

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Blog

Contain Yourself

Public art, Arenc, Marseille Notes on the Arts and Visual Culture Wednesday, 4 September 2013; by Phil Beard There’s a school of thought that claims the invention of the shipping...

September 26, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, June 28, 2013
Blog

Will New Container Technology Cut Handling Costs?

The development of a new type of 20ft container technology has taken a step further with the completion of a trial shipment of the so-called Tworty Box.

June 28, 2013
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 4, 2013
shipping container house shangai poverty china
Blog

Shipping Containers Provide Meager Accommodations in Shanghai [IMAGES]

A child stands at the door of a shipping container serving as his accommodation, in Shanghai March 4, 2013. The containers, which house different families, were set up by the...

March 4, 2013
Total Views: 9

Thursday, December 6, 2012

LA-LB Strike a Reaction to 1950’s Technology

By Marc Levinson (Bloomberg) — Striking clerks at the nation’s largest port complex, in Southern California, agreed to return to work on Dec. 5, leaving Americans puzzled why a dispute...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 17, 2012
bahrain apm terminals container ship
Blog

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.  Our load plan...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 52

Saturday, March 3, 2012
shipping container house
Blog

New Uses for Shipping Containers in a Postmodern World

– By Lauga Oskarsdottir, MTS Logistics There are over seventeen million shipping containers in the world. Have you ever wondered where they go when their time is up? There are several amazing ways...

March 3, 2012
Total Views: 46

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Interesting

Container Shipping Companies – The Ten Largest Visualized

UDPATED: January 2012 The data visualization above represents the worlds 10 largest container shipping companies by TEU capacity. WORLD TEU CAPACITY: 15,899,687 For those who prefer more traditional data we...

January 7, 2012
Total Views: 20

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Blog

Keith Tantlinger, inventor of stacking shipping container, dies at 92

gCaptain is saddened to learn that Keith Tantlinger, inventor of the modern-day shipping container, has died at age 92.  In commemoration, here is a link to a great article by...

September 8, 2011
Total Views: 7

Monday, August 29, 2011
Blog

Pentagon paid $720m in container rental late fees [REPORT]

Photo Credit: Maersk Line And you thought your late fees at the movie store were starting to add up? According to a report published by USA TODAY, the Pentagon has...

August 29, 2011
Total Views: 0

Saturday, July 23, 2011
SeaBox Staxxon Folding Containers
Blog

SeaBox And Staxxon Team Up To Manufacture Folding Containers

Too often in the shipping community good ideas, new innovative ideas, suffer from lack of support and, strangled in red tape, die an early death. But today we have good...

July 23, 2011
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Staxxon Folding Container
Blog

Staxxon – The Amazing Folding Container

gCaptain has showcased a wide array of BIG ideas aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shipping. From giant kites flown off the bow of ships to catamarans made out...

March 23, 2011
Total Views: 85