Controlling the cargo ways

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Already the world’s manufacturing hub, it seems that China is now keen to control a larger slice of the globe’s main container corridors...

Florens adds boxes

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This month, China Cosco Shipping Corporation announced that its leasing arm, Florens Container Investment, is to purchase 154,000 used conta...

Uncertainty in the Middle East

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Political decisions can have a major bearing on economic development, investment and trade, and events in the Middle East over the past year...

Chinese ports on song

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China’s leading 10 container ports handled 5.4% more cargo in the first four months of 2017 than they did in the corresponding period of 2...

Maintaining positive momentum

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Benelux ports have enjoyed a generally good start to the year, and have seen their share of Northern Europe’s container business rise....

OOCL/CCSC start Europe/Turkey link

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OOCL and China Cosco Shipping Company (CCSC), which are both members of the recently inaugurated Ocean Alliance, have started a new service ...

Seeking remedies for growing pains

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How might the Year of the Rooster turn out for companies engaged in China’s container shipping, logistics and ports/terminals industries?....

Middle East stays resilient

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Despite the slowdown in trade, new port and transport infrastructure projects in the Middle East are generally progressing, even if on revis...

Box order surge

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Chinese container manufacturing companies have experienced something of a Q4 2016 surge in orders, with many factories likely to be busy unt...

LinerGrid in the cloud

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Lars Jensen the ex-Maersk Line executive and one of the founders of SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, is one of a number of seasoned maritime/line...

Losses loom large for shipping lines

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The first half of 2016 was a torrid period for liner shipping companies, as slower than expected cargo flows and increasing levels of overca...

Greek deal completed

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Cosco Shipping has completed its purchase of 67% of the shares in the Greek port of Piraeus. The deal between China Cosco Shipping Corporati...

China – a market in transition

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China’s economy and its trading/logistics environment are going through a period of change that looks set to continue....