Thursday, February 9, 2023

Vessel Operation

How US ports may have contributed to the global lag in container turn around times

The global supply chain and specifically the ocean freight industry and ports and terminals have gone through a very trying and tough time in...

Impact of War on Maritime Trade Flows – AMICIE Webinar

The risk of war is nothing new to the shipping, freight and maritime industry, having navigated through many of these situations.. Many charter parties include...

ZIM announces new chartering agreement for thirteen vessels

HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE: ZIM) announced today a new charter agreement with Navios Maritime Partners L.P., according to...

Why import volumes are falling in Los Angeles when there are still a lot of vessels queuing outside

Last week, containerized import figures from the port of Los Angeles showed that Q4 '21 saw a large slide compared to the preceding quarter,...

Captain of APL England to face trial for taking unseaworthy vessel to sea

The APL England, a 5,780 TEU capacity containership lost around 40 containers off the coast of New South Wales in Australia in May 2020...

US importers pay millions in additional interest due to port congestion in US West Coast ports

Billions of dollars worth of cargo waiting outside West Coast ports in 2021 racked up millions in interest due to port congestion Importers pay...

Seafarers need an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel

Provide an enforceable global protocol for "green channel" travel for seafarers This is the call from Frank Coles who has started a petition to the...

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

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...

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

The BBC has reported that the Captain and First Officer of the Wakashio that ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius and sank,...

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

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...

Will Container Dwell Fee in Los Angeles and Long Beach be implemented?

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach announced on the 29th of November that the implementation of the much unwanted...

CMA CGM to incentivize early pick up of import containers at Los Angeles and Long Beach

CMA CGM posted a net profit of $5.6bn for Q3 increasing its consolidated revenue by 89%, compared to 2020 on the back of incredible...

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

China, home to 7 of the top 10 container ports in the world and of course the 2nd largest economy in the world, has...

Container Dwell Fee postponed yet again at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

In what is seen as a possible improvement in the situation of full containers dwelling in the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach...

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

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...

Port of Long Beach records 2nd busiest October amidst congestion

Port of Long Beach, the 2nd busiest container port in the USA, second only to the other San Pedro Bay port of Los Angeles, recorded its 2nd busiest October in history when it handled 789,716 TEUs in October 2021.

This figure is down 2.1% from the Port's strongest October on record which was in October 2020 when it handled 806,603 TEUs. A news release from the Port of Long Beach attributed this drop to limited capacity at the marine terminals which hampered imports at the Port of Long Beach in October, although volumes were still strong amid an ongoing transition to extended operating hours.

Refrigerators, toys and other debris from ZIM Kingston containers wash up ashore near Cape Scott

No more containers have been found. That is the news from the Canadian Coast Guard about the maritime disaster surrounding the ZIM Kingston that lost an estimated 109 containers in rough seas off the coast of British Columbia in Canada and is still anchored while fire fighting efforts continue. Refrigerators, toys and other debris from ZIM Kingston containers have washed up ashore near Cape Scott.

ZIM Kingston fire update

Calm seas allowed firefighters to finally board the ZIM Kingston a 4253 TEU capacity container ship which has been on fire off the coast of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. As per the Canadian Coast Guard six firefighters and seven crew members boarded the ship on Monday night as fires in containers still on board the ship continued to smoulder.

In the meantime, it has now been established that 109 containers have gone overboard the ship in rough weather, more than double of the 40 containers that was estimated to have been initially lost.

Ocean carriers set to pay surcharges at Long Beach and Los Angeles for containers in terminal

Ocean carriers who are usually the ones charging “surcharges”, may soon be paying a “surcharge” at the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for import containers that dwell in the marine terminals of these ports for longer periods. As per a communique from the Port of Long Beach, this surcharge which comes into effect from the 1st of November, is in “an effort to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volumes”.

ZIM Kingston container loss and container fire onboard – UPDATE

Further to the incident of ZIM Kingston losing containers overboard and container fire on board, today’s update is that the fire is reported to have been controlled but the vessel is still smoldering as of Sunday afternoon.

The ZIM Kingston has been anchored at Constance Bank since the night of 22nd October after it lost 40 containers about 12 nautical miles off the west coast of Vancouver Island, near Bamfield, while navigating rough seas.

It is understood that the ship will remain at Constance Bank alongside emergency tow vessels and the Canadian Coast Guard who will be monitoring the vessel due to the storm expected to move through the region.

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