Another shipping line goes electronic with their bills of lading, this time Hapag Lloyd

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Global trade rebounded in Q1 2021, increasing by about 10% YoY and 4% QoQ. It is expected to further rebound in Q2 and projected to grow by 16%. However the outlook remains uncertain as per UNCTAD.

While global trade grows and shipments crisscross across the globe, the documentation for these shipments are still in paper mode even in this digital age.

Dealing with physical printing of paper is a practice that the shipping industry continues to depend on and these paper documents includes insurance policies, invoices and some very important documents like bills of lading.

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Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa carrier Nile Dutch

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Hapag-Lloyd successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch) on the 8th of July 2021.

After signing a sales and purchase agreement in March, Hapag-Lloyd has now formally acquired all shares of the company after all responsible antitrust authorities had approved the transaction.

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Hapag-Lloyd on track to achieve target of 20% reduction in emissions

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Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEUs including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers operated on the back of 120 liner services worldwide connecting more than 600 ports on all the continents..

Hapag-Lloyd is also one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades..

As per Hapag-Lloyd, their container shipping makes a significant contribution to a well-functioning global trade and as such bears a special responsibility for the environment, its customers and shareholders, and its employees..

In line with this, they have released their current sustainability report, titled “Gathering Pace Together”, which gives an insight into the broad spectrum of Hapag-Lloyd’s sustainability-related activities, which deals with topics such as combating corruption, employee training and data protection..

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Updated information on Yantian Express General Average

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Yesterday, I posted some questions relating to the consequences and process of General Average – once it is declared..

In a press release, ONE (Ocean Network Express) one of the alliance partners of Hapag Lloyd, have released further information relating to the Yantian Express which declared General Average on the 25th of January 2019..

The “Yantian Express” suffered a major fire resulting in both the vessel and a portion of the cargo suffering either fire or water damage..

ONE has released an update on the General Average security demand, latest salvage declaration details, a Salvage Guarantee Form and an overview of frequently asked questions (FAQ)..

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Yantian Express Fire – Update 25.01.2019

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On the 3rd of January 2019, part of the 16-year-old Yantian Express the 7,510 TEU, 320m German-flagged ship of Hapag Lloyd went up in flames while on its way from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal..

The container fire that broke out was largely contained and brought under control after one week through the launching of immediate fire-fighting efforts.. Since then, the remaining salvage operations have made considerable progress as per updates from Hapag Lloyd..

Here is some update..

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Cargo damage from fire on board Yantian Express

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The update about the Yantian Express on fire since the 3rd of January 2019, is that the fire is under control and some of the crew are back on board the ship..

There has been some news about the cargo damages..

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Fire on board the Yantian Express under control

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The update about the Yantian Express on fire since the 3rd of January 2019, is that the fire is under control and some of the crew are back on board the ship..

Read more about the progress..

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Containers on fire on board the Yantian Express – Update 0.7.01.2019

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On the 4th of Jan 2019, we reported that there was a fire on board the Yantian Express.. Here is an update on the current situation on the ship..

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Containers on fire on board the Yantian Express

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It is only Day 4 of 2019 and we have already had containers going overboard, search for survivors from a car carrier fire has been called off and now a fire on board the Yantian Express a container ship operated by Hapag Lloyd..

2019 certainly seems to be challenging the norm..!!! 🙂 While we certainly don’t need more of this, let’s see what else 2019 is about to throw at the world of shipping and freight..

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Karachi port operations suspended due to collision of ships

Port operations were halted at Karachi port due to the collision of two Hapag Lloyd ships (the Tolten and Hamburg Bay) at the South Asia Port Terminal..

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Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator

What is the Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator..?? This was one of the interesting questions one of the readers of this blog asked me.. NVOCC Operator = Non-Vessel … Read more here..

who is a co-loader on a liner service..??

At times, those of you involved in container shipping might have come across the terminology co-loader.. You might have come across this mostly only when there is a problem taking … Read more here..

Advance Manifest Information for shipments to EU

This is a guest post by Mike Poverello.. It is quite apparent that the mandatory requirement for advance manifest information is gaining momentum. Until now, RSA exporters/carriers have only really had … Read more here..

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