container industry

Port of Los Angeles: Cargo volumes drop 29.8% in May

The Port of Los Angeles moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting May, said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka in a news briefing. Five months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 18.6% compared to 2019. 

Rotterdam marks record in its containerships calls

Port of Rotterdam is about to mark a new record concerning its container ships calls. In fact, the terminal is expecting “Marseille Maersk”, which left the APMT 2 terminal in Princess Amaliahaven on 4 June.

Port of Antwerp introduces solution for releasing containers

Container handling in the port of Antwerp is a complex process involving many players. In order to guarantee security and improve the operational efficiency and transparency, Port of Antwerp has introduced a new procedure, namely Certified Pick up.

Ultimate strength performance of a damaged container ship

A recently launched paper by S. Li, Z.Q. Hu & S.D. Benson, Newcastle University, UK, presents a strength assessment for a damaged container ship suffered from side-collision. In the meantime, a study was conducted to identify the most critical damaged scenario.

Availability of cargo space, number one requirement

Container shipping lines’ ability to provide cargo space as needed showed a marginal improvement in 2019, but this gain will have been dramatically reversed by the end of the first half of this year, says the fourth annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC). 

Port of Antwerp marks volume drop in April

Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Port of Antwerp marked a slight increase by 0.4% in its total cargo volume during the first four months of 2020, in comparison to the same period last year.