container industry

THE Alliance upgrades service network for 2020

With Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) entering THE Alliance as a new full member, an expanded service network for 2020 is welcoming the South Korean shipping company. Specifically, THE Alliance members are planning to reshuffle their Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean networks in preparation for HMM.

Port of Shanghai: World’s busiest container port for 2019

Port of Shanghai marked another high record container throughput during 2019, handling 43.3 million TEUs. Namely, the port noted a 3% increase in its cargo throughput, in comparison with the 42.01 million TEUs of 2018. This is the 10th year in a row that the port maintains its top position as the busiest container port in the world.

iContainers urges on misdeclared cargoes issue

As misdeclared cargo continues causing fires onboard, the digital freight forwarder iContainers, highlighted that the shipping industry needs to pay attention to this increased issue. Namely during the last two years, has been noticed a growing number of container fires coming from shipper’s misdeclared dangerous cargoes.

PSA International container volumes increase in 2019

PSA International published 2019’s numbers, according to which handled 85.2 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31 December 2019.

Port of Singapore achieves strong growth in last decade

The Port of Singapore experienced strong growth in the past decade. In particular, container throughput in 2019 reached an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), during challenging global economic conditions. 

Colombia welcomes its largest vessel to date

According to a recent statement, the large-scale vessel, APL Esplanade, with a capacity of 13,892 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), recently arrived at Puerto Aguadulce, confirming Buenaventura as a strategic port city for Colombia and its foreign trade.

Hapag-Lloyd’s profit outlook overshadowed by IMO 2020

According to Reuters, the tighten rules on ship’s sulphur emissions set by IMO from 1st January 2020, burden the profit outlook for Germany’s container shipping line “Hapag-Lloyd” for this year, after its successful year of 2019.

US retail imports to return to normal after year of tariff surges

The Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates suggests that after a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade war with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020.

Despite trade war, S.C. Ports double their volumes

Although the global trade issues that running this period, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced that marked the best calendar year in its history. Namely, the port managed to handle about 2.44 million TEUs in 2019, meaning a 5% growth during the previous years.

Port of Amsterdam achieves record transhipment in 2019

Port of Amsterdam achieved a new transhipment record in 2019 with transhipment reaching 86.3 million tonnes, in comparison to 82.3 million tonnes in 2018. This represents a 6% increase. Along with the other ports in the North Sea Canal Area, overall transhipment reached 105 million tonnes in 2019, compared to 101.8 million tonnes in the previous year.


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