Liverpool port strike to go ahead as workers reject pay deal

Hundreds of port workers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK’s largest container ports, will strike over pay and working conditions. More than 500 dockworkers voted for strike action after being offered a 7% pay increase by MDHC Container Services, part of Peel Ports, the second largest port group in the UK. The …

Maersk Supply Service awarded more work with Shell in Brazil

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been awarded a contract on behalf of Shell Brasil for work on the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Fluminense off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The scope of the project includes remediation work on two mooring lines of the 1974-built FPSO. MMS said the onshore engineering is already underway, …

Container debris as Japanese boxship capsizes

Officials at the Japanese port of Tokuyama Shimomatsu Port have spent the past 24 hours fishing containers out of the water after a small feeder boxship capsized at the pier yesterday. The 200 teu Maya, a coastal feeder ship operated by Imoto Lines, capsized at a pier of Tokuyama Shimomatsu Port, southwest of Hiroshima, during cargo …

CMA CGM venture wins bid for state-run terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru

CMA Terminals, a subsidiary of the French containerline CMA CGM, together with J M Baxi Ports & Logistics, a unit of the Mumbai-based J M Baxi Group, have won the tender for the privatisation of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT). Previously a state-run container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India’s busiest container port, will …

Container shipping boom continues: Hapag-Lloyd hikes outlook (again)

As great as 2021 was for container shipping lines, this year is turning out better. Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd has just raised its earnings outlook again. The world’s fifth-largest liner operator said Thursday that it will post earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $10.9 billion for the first half of this year. This translates into …

First direct China to Scotland container shipping service launched

The new freight route will connect Chinese ports to Greenock Ocean Terminal in August. Connecting various Chinese ports to Greenock Ocean Terminal, the move will provide Scottish importers and exporters with a direct port of call to the country. The East and West bound freight route has been launched following a partnership between KC Liner …

Ocean Yield snaps up another methanol-ready boxship newbuild

Norwegian owner Ocean Yield has agreed to buy another 5,500 teu container vessel under construction in South Korea. As with the previous acquisition announced in June, the vessel will be built at HJ Shipbuilding and Construction, formerly known as Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction, with delivery expected in May 2023, Ocean Yield said in a regulatory filing. …

Maersk – Administrative fee for mis-declared cargo information

An improper declaration of goods leads to risk exposure of our crew, environment, cargoes, fleet, and facilities therefore, in August 2019 we introduced an administrative fee for misdeclared cargoes (MID). Risks and safety issues from incorrect declaration can include, but are not limited to leakages, moving cargo, chemical reactions, cargo fires and explosions that consequently …

Temporary Port Rotation Changes on Asia to USEC Network

Due to the ongoing challenging market situation generating congestion and schedule delays across the supply chain, MSC would like to inform you of the following rotation changes on our Asia-US East Coast network, effective early August 2022.  Our Liberty service will omit New York until further notice, starting with ZIM PUSAN, voyage 08E, ETA Tanjung …