Suez Canal / Red Sea Vessel Diversion 

Last Friday it was reported a commercial shipping vessel was attacked in the Red Sea, the Al Jasrah, owned and operated by Hapag Llyod, whilst sailing through the Bab al-Mandab strait. The attack caused a fire on deck and resulted in a container falling overboard.  It’s now being reported that just one day before the attack on the AL Jasrah, that a… Continue reading Suez Canal / Red Sea Vessel Diversion 

AD Ports Group signs a 30-year Concession Agreement to Develop and Operate Safaga Port in Egypt

Two 15-year agreements, a Memorandum of Understanding and three Head of Terms – were also signed with Egyptian authorities for multi-purpose, RoRo and cruise terminals, as well as logistics services across key Red Sea and Mediterranean ports Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 18 March 2023: AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and… Continue reading AD Ports Group signs a 30-year Concession Agreement to Develop and Operate Safaga Port in Egypt

Xeneta container rates alert: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates

After the record-breaking falls of January, global long-term ocean freight rates held up surprisingly well in February, boosted by “a special month” for US exports. According to the latest data from the Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI®), average long-term contracted rates dropped by just 1% across the month, following on from a 13.3% month-on-month collapse in… Continue reading Xeneta container rates alert: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates

The Port of Gothenburg’s inspection vessel to be electrified

Having been in service around the clock as an inspection vessel at the Port of Gothenburg since 1979, it’s now time for M/S Hamnen to be converted to run on electrical power. This means the vessel can be expected to remain in the port’s service for many years to come. “The strength of M/S Hamnen… Continue reading The Port of Gothenburg’s inspection vessel to be electrified

Deployment of OPS: the level playing field between EU ports is at risk if co-legislators do not adopt consistent pieces of legislation

FuelEU Maritime and the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), constitute two important pieces of legislation aiming at bringing down emissions of ships: FuelEU by imposing user requirements on ships to use shore-side and AFIR by laying down ambitious infrastructure deployment targets. FEPORT welcomes both objectives, as air pollution emitted by ships in the port –… Continue reading Deployment of OPS: the level playing field between EU ports is at risk if co-legislators do not adopt consistent pieces of legislation

Container Data points to expectations of Demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilise

Hamburg, 02/02/2023: As China reopens after three long years of Zero-covid policy, early Lunar New Year and COVID infections kept the overall market bearish, but the January month’s global container trading and leasing data from Container xChange, an online container logistics platform, indicates that the container traders and operators expect a demand rebound into the… Continue reading Container Data points to expectations of Demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilise

DHL Global Forwarding supports Grundfos to reduce CO2 emissions along its supply chains

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has successfully implemented sustainable logistics solutions for its customer Grundfos. Since one year DHL supports the world’s largest pump manufacturer and water solutions provider to decarbonise ocean and air freight shipments by providing GoGreen Plus insetting solutions. Both companies share a… Continue reading DHL Global Forwarding supports Grundfos to reduce CO2 emissions along its supply chains

PD Ports boosts vessel calls with additional weekly service from Europe

PD Ports is delighted to have secured an additional weekly sailing between Rotterdam, Botlek and Teesport thanks to continued collaboration with shipping line A2B-online. The expansion of the service, which will start from the end of January, will increase sailings on the route to four times per week and increase the total number of containers… Continue reading PD Ports boosts vessel calls with additional weekly service from Europe

ICS Publications launches ground breaking diversity and inclusion toolkit for the maritime industry to inspire change and raise awareness

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its first publication on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the maritime industry to aid businesses and organisations with best practice and guidance. The ICS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping is now available to order and provides resources and guidance to enable maritime businesses to introduce and… Continue reading ICS Publications launches ground breaking diversity and inclusion toolkit for the maritime industry to inspire change and raise awareness

All New Jersey-Bound traffic at Holland Tunnel to be suspended six overnights each week for critical Superstorm Sandy repairs

Overnight closures of outbound tube to begin Feb. 5; similar nightly suspensions of New York-Bound traffic for Superstorm Sandy repairs to end at 5 a.m. on Feb. 4 Beginning at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, through 2025, the New Jersey-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will close during off-peak hours six overnights each week… Continue reading All New Jersey-Bound traffic at Holland Tunnel to be suspended six overnights each week for critical Superstorm Sandy repairs