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...

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....

MacGregor ship upgrade

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has completed cargo system upgrades for two 14,000 TEU container vessels owned and operated by China Shipping C...

CMA CGM to buy APL

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The Marseilles-headquartered shipping line is spending US$2.4B on its acquisition of APL....

Newbuild mega ship orders

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Orders for mega container ships have continued, despite weak trading conditions and rising levels of overcapacity that have led to several l...

Consolidation in the air

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There is a growing feeling that 2016 will be the year that finally sees significant consolidation taking place in the container liner shippi...

Asian ports powering box growth

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Overall, the first six months of 2015 saw container ports located in Asia increase their share of global container handling activity, while ...

Chinese lines under pressure

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China’s largest liner shipping groups, Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines, are facing immense challenges....

China frees up cabotage market

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China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has taken further, albeit limited steps to liberalise the country’s tightly restricted cabotage laws...

Alliances bedding down

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It is approaching six months since the new alliance structures shaping the east-west trades of the global liner shipping industry came into ...

O3 to become O4?

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While there is every chance that the O3 alliance of CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and UASC could become the O4 and include ...

TSA ups TransPac rates

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The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), which is a research and discussion agreement made up of ocean carriers serving the Asia/US t...