Archive for the ‘Containers’ Category

Evergreen charters twelve 11,000 TEU containerships

Evergreen charters twelve 11,000 TEU containerships
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang (left) and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Mr. Yukito Higaki (right). February 12, 2018 – Evergreen...
February 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Worst of US truck driver shortage problem ‘still to come’, says iContainers

Worst of US truck driver shortage problem ‘still to come’, says iContainers
Barcelona, 12 February, 2018 – Online freight forwarder iContainers says that the ongoing truck driver shortage problem plaguing the US at the moment is still to intensify. The problem, worsened by an overactive hurricane season which affected trucking in the Gulf region and high demand from the festive...
February 12th, 2018 | Containers, Land Trasnport, Logistics | Read More

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs
… In January-December 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 643,700 TEUs, which is 15.4% more than in 2016, which is the highest volume of containers ever handled by CTSP. In 2017, CTSP retained its leading position among container terminals of...
February 7th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BDI dives further

BDI dives further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points  since yesterday and now stands at 1,114 points sending warnings …”shots” all around… The Wets too on a downfall mode and Geopolitics must question our patience as things escalate and WWIII might engulf us all very soon...
February 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Scotline order’s another new build in Holland

Scotline order’s another new build in Holland
The Scot Leader Scotline LTD are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Royal Bodewes Group BV in Holland to build one 4785 DWAT Bodewes Trader with the option of a second sister vessel. The vessel to be named MV Scot Carrier will have a length of 89.98 meters and a beam of 15.20 meter and...
February 1st, 2018 | Containers, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Samskip takes 360 view of sustainability

Samskip takes 360 view of sustainability
… The principle of sustainability influences every aspect of business at multimodal operator Samskip.  Earlier this year, international transport and shipping company Samskip unveiled an online CO2 carbon footprint calculator to help shippers quantify the impact using multimodal transport could...
January 31st, 2018 | Containers, Logistics | Read More

New container yard from GAC’s joint venture with Hemas commences operations

New container yard from GAC’s joint venture with Hemas commences operations
Spectra Logistics‘ container yard in operation. Sri Lanka, 30 January 2018 – GAC Logistics Sri Lanka and Hemas Transportation have opened a new 30,000m² container yard with a capacity of 6,000 TEUs at their joint integrated logistics facility in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone, Wattala. It...
January 30th, 2018 | Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI is 1,090 points below from December 2013 level of 2,247…

The BDI is 1,090 points below from December 2013 level of 2,247…
John Faraclas Despite the ups and downs, the hopes and worries, the expectations and projections and all that jazz, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains stuck in levels which prove our worries of yet another period of discontent…  Today the BDI gained 28 points and now stands at 1,157, thanks to the...
January 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá Achieves Record Productivity of 31 Moves Per Hour Following Navis N4 Implementation

Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá Achieves Record Productivity of 31 Moves Per Hour Following Navis N4 Implementation
Use of N4 TOS Critical to Helping Achieve Greater Efficiency Needed to Support Growing Capacity Expected at the Terminal by 2020  Oakland, CA—January 22, 2018—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency...
January 22nd, 2018 | Containers, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships announces sale of two post-panamax containerships

Diana Containerships announces sale of two post-panamax containerships
ATHENS, GREECE, January 22, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the m/v March and the m/v Great, each a 2004 built containership...
January 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall as did Geopolitics and things are getting more than sour every single hour; we are living in interesting times. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 25 points the BDI now stands at 1,139 thanks to the as ever volatile and enigmatic...
January 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  09-Jan-2018 REBATE FOR CONTAINER SHIPS Suez Canal, Egypt VLCCS ROUTING THROUGH CANAL Suez Canal, Egypt DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM EAST & SOUTH AUSTRALIA Suez Canal, Egypt DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM SOUTH AFRICA Suez Canal, Egypt BUNKERING AT PORT DISCONTINUED Trieste, Italy Rebate...
January 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana Containerships fixes the “Rotterdam” to Wan Hai Lines

Diana Containerships fixes the “Rotterdam” to Wan Hai Lines
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V ROTTERDAM WITH WAN HAI LINES    ATHENS, GREECE, December 22, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that,...
December 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

MSC trusts MacGregor expertise…

MSC trusts MacGregor expertise…
.A MSC vessel MSC trusts MacGregor expertise to boost productivity through improved container stowage efficiency on 31 vessels MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received orders to optimise the container carrying capabilities of 31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company vessels from six different ship series....
December 4th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maersk and CMA-CGM adopt new BoxTech features

Maersk and CMA-CGM adopt new BoxTech features
Maersk and CMA-CGM adopt new BoxTech features New BoxTech Container Database Upgraded Innovative functions immediately utilized by Maersk Line and CMA-CGM  BoxTech, the database of technical details for containers, has introduced a number of new functions which will help shippers save time, and...
November 27th, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets | Read More

Is the BDI about to lift off…?

Is the BDI about to lift off…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day with a dozen points plus and now stands safely above the 1,400 threshold; Geopolitics become crucial. John Faraclas’ midweek market briefing: The BDI, thanks to all its indices – except the Handies ended  up at 1,413 points today – a good...
November 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hapag-Lloyd adds low-carbon refrigerant containers from Maersk Container Industry

Hapag-Lloyd adds low-carbon refrigerant containers from Maersk Container Industry
Niklas Ohling The company invests in 1,000 Star Cool Integrated™ containers chilled by the environmentally friendly R513A refrigerant system. To maintain and expand its container fleet, Hapag-Lloyd, a global container line, has purchased 3,700 Star Cool Integrated™ containers as part of their recent...
November 21st, 2017 | Containers, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Reefer Containers, Technical, Technology | Read More

All indices fell except the BCI…

All indices fell except the BCI…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was for a second day slightly up thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics continue to be sour… John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,486 points – nine more since yesterday… The Capers’ BCI gained 158 points driving...
November 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO
Sean S. Fitzgerald Accomplished international manufacturing leader to spearhead continued market expansion, technology development and efficient operations. Maersk Container Industry (MCI) announced today that it has appointed Sean S. Fitzgerald as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January 2018. Maersk...
November 3rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Crowley to launch weekly ocean cargo and logistics solutions between Wilmington, N.C., and Central America Nov. 21

Crowley to launch weekly ocean cargo and logistics solutions between Wilmington, N.C., and Central America Nov. 21
Crowley’s Pegasus J (PEJ) (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Nov. 2, 2017) Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it will begin offering weekly, fixed-day, full and less-than-container-load (LCL) shipping and logistics services between Wilmington, N.C., Guatemala and Honduras, effective with...
November 2nd, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

20th COA Members Meeting (Amsterdam, Monday 27 November)

20th COA Members Meeting (Amsterdam, Monday 27 November)
20th COA Members Meeting (Amsterdam, Monday 27 November) – Updated Conference Programme Published AMSTERDAM 2017 20th COA Members Meeting, Amsterdam – Monday 27 November 2017: AGENDA PUBLISHED, PLAN NOW TO PARTICIPATE 2017 COA Flexitank Division Meeting in Amsterdam COA Container Pavilion at...
October 31st, 2017 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More