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 …

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 …

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 …

Singapore tops another maritime hub survey

The accolades for Singapore’s maritime prowess show no sign of drying up. The Southeast Asian city-state has secured the top spot once again in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index Report released today. It is the ninth consecutive year that the report – published jointly by Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, and global maritime …

MSC eyes Vietnamese megaport project

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) is involved in plans to develop Vietnam’s largest box port complex. Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), MSC’s port subsidiary, has tied up with Vietnam National Shipping Lines and Saigon Port, to press ahead with a massive transhipment hub in Can Gio, to the south of Ho Chi Minh City. The port proposal …

Twelve bodies found after South China Sea typhoon shipwreck

Chinese search and rescue teams recovered twelve bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after a typhoon-hit offshore wind installation vessel with 30 crewmembers split in two and sank in the South China Sea on Saturday. Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Centre said the bodies, suspected to be of victims who drowned, were …

Samsung Heavy rakes in orders for 14 LNG carriers worth $3bn

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has landed orders for the construction of 14 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers worth around $3bn. The shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing with the Korea Exchange it would build twelve 174,000 cu m units for an undisclosed Bermuda-based shipowner, who is paying $2.57bn to have the vessels delivered by …

HMM unveils digital booking platform Hi Quote

HMM from South Korea is the latest liner to unveil a digital container booking platform. Hi Quote, short for HMM Instant Quote, offers instant quotes, booking confirmations and space guarantees. To begin with, Hi Quote is currently available for export cargoes loaded on dry containers from South Korea to Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, South …