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Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC sign space charter agreement

Hapag-Lloyd recently announced its collaboration with the 2M Alliance members, Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Specifically, companies signed a space charter agreement which will further allow Hapag-Lloyd’s entrance into selected services of 2M on the Asia-North Europe trade.

How IMO addresses cyber risk: An overview

The era of digitalization and rapid development of technologies has called for immediate action, which led the IMO to issue and implement a series of regulations and guidelines on cyber risk management, with, last but not least, the adoption of the Resolution MSC.428(98), which calls companies to report any cyber risk in their ISM Code no later than January 1, 2021.

Ukrainian ports handled more than 1 million TEU containers in 2019

According to a recent statement, the Ukrainian seaports exceeded the volume of container transshipment of 1 million TEU at the end of 2019, for the first time in the last 10 years. According to the operational data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), one million and three and a half thousand TEU containers were handled in the ports for the whole of 2019; this is more than 18% higher than in 2018.

MSC re-routes shipments due to French strikes

Following the multiple strikes taking place in French ports, MSC container shipping company announced it is implementing its contingency plans to re-route container ships away from the ports when necessary, Reuters reports.

MSC replies to recent report concerning CO2 emissions

According to a recent statement, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, highlights that is strongly committed to further reducing CO2 emissions; support longer term goals to fully decarbonize shipping and to further ensure its sustainability, in line with EU legislation, and that it is vital “that the raw data reported in the system are analyzed accurately and take operational realities fully into account, to give a realistic picture of the related emissions.”

MSC welcomes the first guests of its private island

On 5 December, MSC officially launched its new private island called “Ocean Cay”, and welcomed its first guests, passengers of the cruise ship MSC Divina. The “Ocean Cay” is considered to be a tropical destination located in the Bahamas, offering privacy for each guest. 

LNG not viable due to limited bunkering facilities at ports

In his keynote address at the 2019 HANSA Forum in Hamburg, on Thursday, November 21, Bud Darr, MSC Group’s Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, highlighted the challenges shipowners face in meeting the goals and regulations in light of the ambitious goal set by the IMO to half sulfur emissions by 2050.

Mwani Qatar, MSC ink agreement for Hamad’s port transhipments

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mwani Qatar signed a container services agreement, in order to allow MSC’s transhipments,through the use of Hamad Port as a regional hab. Specifically, MSC will manage up to 150,000 TEUs per year and is estimated a growth up to one million TEUS until 2023.

Singapore port welcomes largest ever container vessel

PSA Singapore reported that it accommodated the largest containership to ever visit the port, MSC Isabella, the 23,000 TEU container vessel; The port of Singapore is the first port of call in Asia for the vessel, after continuing its voyage to Europe. 

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