The total throughput of Port of Antwerp decreased by 5.1% in 2020 compared with the first 8 months of the previous year.
In order to help tackle container-related incidents onboard ships, five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations will cooperate to produce new guidance on packing standards for freight containers and other cargo transport units.
Imports increased to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record, as the US economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Port of Valencia recently achieved a new cargo handling record in a single port call. In fact,a total of 8.701 containers loaded and unloaded from a single ship and in a single stopover.
In light of a previous incident investigation conducted by Transport Malta, it is reminded that the shipping stakeholders should be cautious with the potential hazards associated with carriage of cargoes in bulk.
The UK P&I Club issued its updated “Carefully to Carry” publication, highlighting the importance of safe carriage, loading and storage of cargo.
Gard has received numerous reports of abandoned or otherwise uncollected containers in ports in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In this light, the Indian Supreme Court decided that ports are not entitled to levy storage/demurrage charges for abandoned cargo against shipowners and agents.
The container major Hapag-Lloyd and the maritime technology company Intelligent Cargo Systems, recently shaked their hands and entered into a technology collaboration.
Following basic tanker seamanship practice ensures that liquid cargo contamination claims could be avoided during standard tanker practices of sampling when loading petroleum products.
St. Lawrence Seaway reported that U.S. Great Lakes ports marked mixed volume results during June following the coronavirus crisis.
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