Tag: container shipping

Global Missed Port Calls Rise With Coronavirus

Container ship visits to Chinese ports, measured both in number of vessels scheduled to call and their cumulative capacity in twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) plunged in late January and early February – largely due to the normal seasonal downturn associated with

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Felixstowe Operational Update

Following challenges with the implementation of a new terminal operating system (TOS) on June 2018, container vessels calling at Felixstowe faced serious delays. This resulted in sharp declines in deployed capacity and a diversion of deep-sea services away from Felixstowe.

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IMO Toughens Up on Climate Change

In an effort to tackle climate change, member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have agreed to enact tougher carbon standards on newbuild ships two years earlier than planned. At the 74th meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee

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Brexit: aggressive French prep

In this period of uncertainty resulting from the forthcoming Brexit,  the members of the European Union are trying to prepare their countries for the worst. Last week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a $56 million “hard Brexit” contingency plan

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Felixstowe Overview

On the 10th of June this year , Hutchison Port Holdings HPH  introduced a new terminal operating system: nGen at their Felixstowe container operation. There followed a series of severe delays and diversions to vessels calling the port. Despite repeated

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North America: regional snapshot

  North American Regional Report Well-established market that experienced good port growth in 2017 – utilisation rising on all coasts There are a number of key gateway ports meeting import-export container demand in North America. Excluding the Mexican Pacific ports

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