It is Official – MSC is the world’s largest container shipping line in terms of container capacity

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) a privately-owned organisation driven by the Aponte family was founded in 1970 and has evolved from a one-vessel operation into a globally-respected business. After 51 years … Read more..

A simple but clear perspective on the notion of Shipping Cartels

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Liner shipping plays a very important role in the container shipping industry carrying 25.3 million TEU on around 6313 container ships.. As I highlighted in my Annual Review for 2021, … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio get 20 months in prison for endangering safe navigation

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Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar and First Officer, Hitihanillage Subhoda Janendra Tilakaratna of the 203,000 DWT Capesize vessel Wakashio which hit a coral reef and sank off the coast of Mauritius … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio found guilty for oil spill in Mauritius – to be sentenced

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The BBC has reported that the Captain and First Officer of the Wakashio that ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius and sank, have been found guilty of endangering … Read more..

HMM completes Dream crossing of the Pacific in its first trial with Bio-fuel

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HMM, the world’s 8th largest container shipping line got one step closer to the IMO’s objective of a reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships by 2050. HMM Dream, a … Read more..

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

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This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry … Read more..

Significant Supply Chain Progress as the Holidays Draw Near says The White House

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“Months of Coordination Bring Signs of Good Cheer” – this is the word from the White House about the supply chain disruptions that we have been seeing in the past few … Read more..

US Congress steps up shipping reform with the passing of The Ocean Shipping Reform Act

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Is it political..?? Is it practical..?? This seems to be the question surrounding the passing of “The Ocean Shipping Reform Act” in the House of Representatives on the 8th of December … Read more..

Data standardization and its benefits – Executive Insights with Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides useful insights and thoughtful analysis on what is happening in the maritime, shipping, freight, logistics, supply chain and … Read more..

Export container dwell times soar at main ports globally as berthing delays bite

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Export containers are building up not just in the ports of LA/LB but at many major ports globally Dozens of ships are slow steaming way off the coast of Southern California and 37 container ships are … Read more..

The American trade imbalance and port congestion

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As per stats released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the American trade deficit on goods and services went up 4.2%, rising from $70.3 … Read more..

Chinese black out on Maritime Data as Automatic Identification System data blocked

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China, home to 7 of the top 10 container ports in the world and of course the 2nd largest economy in the world, has decided to prevent public access to … Read more..

DCSA Publishes Complete Framework of Just-in-Time Standards for Main Port Call Activities

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Latest release of DCSA’s Just-in-Time Port Call Programme provides interface standards and API definitions for all 50 port call event timestamps. This might also be something that can assist with … Read more..

Temporary relief as Container Dwell Fee postponed till 22nd Nov at Long Beach and Los Angeles

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“We’re encouraged by the progress our supply chain partners have made in helping our terminals shed long-dwelling import containers” This is the message from Mario Cordero, Executive Director of Port … Read more..

Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” will not end

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The American shipping crisis has been making news all over the world and has been the subject of discussions across many media platforms and the industry.. Even US President Joe … Read more..