Tag: shipping

WISTA: bringing together women in shipping


On 21 February 2018 the Propeller Club of Algeciras held its regular lunch meeting (“almuerzo coloquio”), where Laura Ferrario Barber from the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) was invited as a speaker. Mrs. Ferrario, Tramp Operations Manager at Transcoma Shipping in Tarragona, used to be the President of the Spanish National WISTA Association. […]

An alternative to One Belt One Road is discussed

OBOR alternative

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are in talks about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s One Belt One Road concept, writes Reuters. The unnamed senior U.S. official has been quoted as saying that the plan is still “nascent” but is being seriously discussed adding that it is on […]

First shipping ICO

300cubits, a Hong Kong-based blockchain start-up, has announced that it will begin giving out its cryptocurrency called TEU to a selected group of container shipping lines and freight forwarders as from 1 February 2018. The world’s first crypto tokens of the shipping industry will be distributed for free, on a first come first served basis, […]

MSC and CMA CGM open a door to Megamax-24 era


According to analysts at Alphaliner, the newbuilds recently ordered by MSC and CMA CGM could result in a larger capacity than the initially announced 22,000 TEU, reports The Loadstar. 9 vessels, which China State Shipbuilding Corporation will build for CMA CGM with delivery in 2020, and 11 vessels, which MSC ordered to Korea’s Samsung Heavy […]

HHLA Tollerort ready to serve ships over 20,000 TEU

HHLA Tollerort

HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) in Hamburg handled the first vessel by 5 new mega-STS cranes dedicated to serve ships with a capacity of over 20,000 TEU. The 13,400 TEU-capacity COSCO Netherlands arrived at CTT last Friday, 20 October, and left on Saturday night. During this time, the 5 STS cranes discharged and loaded about […]

Wilhelmshaven welcomes OOCL Germany by arranging 21,413 on the quay

OOCL Germany

This week, EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s only deep-water port, has served for the first time the world’s largest container ship OOCL Germany with a capacity of 21,413 TEU. To welcome the vessel on her maiden voyage, the terminal’s employees arranged containers in the form of “21413” on the container stowage area near the berth […]

COSCO ship passed Northern Sea Route and called at Bronka Port

COSCO Northern Sea Route

On 7 September, Bronka Port (Russia) welcomed СOSCO’s dry cargo carrier LIAN HUA SONG that passed from China to Russia along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time in the history of the two countries’ relationships, informs PortNews. The vessel (length – 180m, width – 27m, draft – 7.9m; deadweight – 27,500 t) left […]

India develops its own Silk Road

The Container Supply Chain Conference within TOC Europe 2017 held in Amsterdam this week has brought up the question of the impact of China’s concept of One Belt One Road on future container trade and infrastructure projects in Eurasia. Hercules Haralambides, professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, presented a holistic overview […]

Qatar container services being restored

APMT Salalah Oman

Qatar container shipping has been gradually recovering from last week’s disruption caused by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries closing their ports to all vessels traveling in and out of Qatari ports. This resulted in the suspension of container services with Qatar by many shipping lines, such as Maersk Line, MOL, […]

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