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EU Commission suspects Evergreen Marine and other shippers for cartel activities

All of the shippers are under investigation The EU Commission said it suspects that Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp. and several other shippers have been engaged in cartel activities in violation of EU antitrust regulations.The commission said it launched an investigation into the matter on May 17 with a raid on the offices of the shippers since it had collected sufficient evidence pointing to their wrongdoing.However, the commission declined to disclose any further details of the probe or the alleged cartel activities, saying the investigation was still in progress.Apart from Evergreen Marine, the other shippers being investigated are Singapore-based Naptune Orient Lines, Hong Kong's Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, Denmark's Maersk Line, CMA CGM of France and Hapag-Lloyd of Germany.All of the shippers, including Evergreen Marine, have confirmed that they are under investigation by the EU Commission.The commission said it will respect the right of the shippers to defend themselves and has no presumptions on the results of the probe.It also said it has no timetable for wrapping up the investigation, as this will depend on several factors such as the complexity of the case and whether or not the shippers will cooperate with the investigators.The commission's records ...

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The best peak oil investments- the example of Maersk

Containerized shipping is the most efficient way, but few ships are efficient Containerized shipping is the most efficient way to move goods, but few ships are nearly as efficient as they could be. One company is steaming ahead of the pack.It seems obvious that more international trade increases greenhouse gas emissions. After all, if we buy local products rather than products made halfway around the world, we will save all the carbon emissions required to ship them to us. It also seems to make sense that rising fuel prices will lead to a decrease in international trade, as companies reduce fuel use by assembling things closer to markets.This facile intuition can lead us to some very inaccurate conclusions. The manufacture of materials typically accounts for far more of their embodied carbon than their transport, and the mode of transport will also have a big impact on embodied carbon.Here is a chart showing the associated CO2 emissions of various modes of transport :Air plane (air cargo), average Cargo B747 500 gModern lorry or truck 60 to 150 gModern train 30 to 100 gModern ship (sea freight) 10 to 40 gWith trucks emitting far more CO2 per mile than cargo ships, a ...

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Maersk Dadou holed at Port Otago

The engines failed while it was docking- The hole is about 5m by 2m A container ship may be stranded at Port Chalmers for days, after it was holed during a berthing manoeuvre at the port yesterday.Port Otago chief executive Geoff Plunket said the starboard side of Maersk Dabou was damaged when the engines failed while it was docking at 2.20pm."The vessel was turning in the basin before berthing, when the engines failed. It was part way through the turn and it hit the end of Beach St wharf," he said yesterday."There is a not insignificant hole in the side of the vessel, above the waterline," he said."A combination of the ship master, bridge crew and crane crew then assisted the vessel to the multipurpose berth. It was very professionally managed."The 41,359-gross-tonnage ship was built in South Korea in 2005 and was carrying an estimated 4132 containers."I can't recall another incident like this. It will have to be repaired before it can be shifted. But that's the ship master's responsibility," Mr Plunket said.An investigation was under way, he said.Warren Lewis, of Port Chalmers, saw the incident from Boiler Point."It was fairly dramatic. There was a great cloud of concrete dust ...

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Port of Tauranga has confirmed three new weekly container services

It will add an additional 130 vessel calls a year New Zealand's port of Tauranga has confirmed three new weekly container services that will add an additional 130 vessel calls a year. Pacific International Lines (PIL), Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk Line- all long-term customers of the port- have enlarged their services at Tauranga.Singapore-based PIL will launch a new service coming out of the West Coast of US, calling Melbourne, Sydney then Tauranga before heading to Brisbane, Taiwan and China. This new service will being calling Tauranga in July.Geneva-based MSC will add Tauranga into the rotation of its existing Noumea service. The Tauranga calls will start in June. Maersk Line, a division of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, will extend its current NZ1 service and from August will include Tauranga in the rotation to the international transhipment hubs of Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas.This weekly service will replace the smaller Pacific Island service that currently calls at Tauranga on a fortnightly basis. "These changes will... provide increased shipping options to importers and exporters through the direct Tauranga calls and transhipment opportunities to destinations worldwide," Tauranga port said in a statement.Source: Seatrade-Asia

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Maersk Tankers to deploy CommBox on 70 vessels

Aims to reduce cost routing and to coordinate file transfers, e-mail, and internet access Maersk Tankers is to install the CommBox communications management system from KVH aboard 70 vessels.This group of 70 ships is in addition to 50 existing CommBox-equipped vessels that joined the Maersk fleet following its acquisition of Broström tankers in 2010.The system will be used on the 120 vessels for least cost routing and to coordinate file transfers, e-mail, and internet access for both business and crew use."Maersk Tankers is the largest product tanker owner in the world, and as such, they recognise the need for dynamic network management onboard commercial vessels," said Morten Aasen, managing director of KVH Norway AS."The CommBox is the right solution for these vessels - it will allow Maersk captains and IT managers to closely monitor use of each vessel's onboard satellite communications systems, ensuring good performance at a reduced cost.""With the CommBox QuickWeb and QuickCrew software modules, internet access increases, which benefits crews in their leisure time. In addition, crews get floating e-mail accounts that will travel with them even if they switch vessels."KVH says that CommBox technology is now in use on more than 900 vessels worldwide.Source: Digital ship

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