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Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World
John Faraclas The Capers volatility will remain and bold cautiousness is a must; BREXIT shakes the World in its foundations, not just Europe. John Faraclas midweek briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed today at 952 points – that’s 30 points plus since yesterday, thanks, once again to the ever...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships announces date for 2016 Q4 and year-end financial results, conference call and webcast

Diana Containerships announces date for 2016 Q4 and year-end financial results, conference call and webcast
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES THE DATE FOR THE 2016 FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END FINANCIAL RESULTS, CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST   ATHENS, GREECE, January 11, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships,...
January 11th, 2017 | Containers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Ken Rohlmann elected Deputy Chairman of CINS

Ken Rohlmann elected Deputy Chairman of CINS
Ken Rohlmann, Senior Director – Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd LONDON, UK – Ken Rohlmann, Senior Director – Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd, has been elected to the position of Deputy Chairman of CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System (www.cinsnet.com) – the international association...
January 10th, 2017 | Associations, Containers, Person Profiles | Read More

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)
Baptiste Weijburg, Senior Associate at HFW LLP In what has been treated as something of a test case due to the relatively small amounts at stake (around US$62,500), the Court of Appeal has now helpfully confirmed what some considered to be the commonly held view that a carrier does not need to first...
December 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Transnet Durban berth deepening mega project out to tender

Transnet Durban berth deepening mega project out to tender
DCT pier 2 berths 203 to 205 will be deepened and lengthened as part of R7 billion mage project by TNPA [Durban, South Africa, 14 December 2016] Transnet National Ports Authority is pleased to announce that its mega project to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2 has...
December 14th, 2016 | Construction, Containers, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics
John Faraclas The Dry Market, “thanks” to the Capers’ fall creates shocks and Geopolitical mess brings in total failure; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points and now reads 1,162… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 132 points – soon many will need …a triplex...
December 7th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Bison Container Scales get international certifications

Bison Container Scales get international certifications
New Zealand tech-company BISON announced today that its portable C-Jacks and C-Legs have just received OIML certification and type approval in Europe. These latest certifications mean shippers can now use BISON container weighing scales for SOLAS VGM compliance across Europe. The OIML certification is...
December 2nd, 2016 | Containers, Marine Equipment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Douglas Owen appointed Secretary General of Bureau International des Containers

Douglas Owen appointed Secretary General of Bureau International des Containers
Douglas Owen Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General of the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) following almost four years of service at the organization.   With more than 20 years of experience in the maritime transportation industry, Douglas Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary...
November 30th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss
Peter Ulrich of RMS. Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss: an aberration or the new normal? By James Brewer Containerisation has greatly increased cargo catastrophe risk. This challenges the insurance industry to change the way it captures data to solve the problem of how to manage port-based accumulations...
November 22nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

2nd CSSF Members’ Meeting in 2016 in Pissouri, Cyprus

2nd CSSF Members’ Meeting in 2016 in Pissouri, Cyprus
Hamburg, 17 November 2016. Member Companies of the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) held their second biannual meeting in 2016 from 7th to 8th November in Pissouri, Cyprus. Columbia Shipmanagement kindly hosted the meeting. Ahrenkiel Steamship from Hamburg (Germany) was welcomed during the meeting...
November 17th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Diana Containerships announces change in date for its 2016 Q3 financial results

Diana Containerships announces change in date for its 2016 Q3 financial results
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN DATE FOR RELEASE OF ITS 2016 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS  ATHENS, GREECE, November 16, 2016 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced...
November 16th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Charter owners and operators confront container market’s ‘great divergence’

Charter owners and operators confront container market’s ‘great divergence’
MSI’s James Frew The decoupling of freight rates from vessel charter earnings is an indicator of the structural stresses at work in the sector London, November 7, 2016. The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International highlights the contrasting fortunes of liner...
November 7th, 2016 | Containers, Markets | Read More

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed six points higher since yesterday at 855 , the Geopolitical Chaos though goes from strength to strength and wonder if there is any Deus ex machina to save the day… John Faraclas weekly recap: At least the BDI gained 21 points since last week’s 834 points,...
November 4th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Official opening of Peel Ports £ 400 million Liverpool Container Terminal

Official opening of Peel Ports £ 400 million Liverpool Container Terminal
A view of the Liverpool Container Terminal Secretary of State for International Trade officially opens Liverpool2 One of the world’s most modern shipping terminals, Liverpool2, is being officially opened today [Friday 4 November 2016] at the Port of Liverpool by the Secretary of State for International...
November 4th, 2016 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@834 still poses a threat

The BDI@834 still poses a threat
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed  down earlier on today at 834 – four points down since yesterday; the geopolitics remain as explosive as ever; John Faraclas midweek report: The Capers managed to “correct” the respective BCI 2014 with eight points plus – now reading 1,451; The...
November 2nd, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Caution for both Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty

Caution for both Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 23 points since last Friday reading 857, thanks to the volatile as usual Capers’ behaviour and Geopolitics are getting an unprecedented catastrophical twist and turn; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers gained 117 point with the respective BCI 2014...
October 31st, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

BLOK-BEAM container handling system – designed to ease port congestion

BLOK-BEAM container handling system – designed to ease port congestion
Loading six containers at a time could save the container shipping industry as much as US$2 billion per year A revolutionary new container handling system, aimed at easing the increasing problem of port congestion, is being launched at a technical demonstration in Shanghai at the end of November. Designated...
October 31st, 2016 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Thermo King to Address Customer Needs for Marine Temperature Control Technologies at the Intermodal Europe Show

Thermo King to Address Customer Needs for Marine Temperature Control Technologies at the Intermodal Europe Show
A Thermo King container Case studies from marine and intermodal applications from around the world, new app for AFAM+ air management technology and refrigerant choices to highlight the Thermo King stand.   Brussels, Oct. 26, 2016 – Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions...
October 31st, 2016 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers | Read More

ROTTERDAM 2016: Everything you need to know about the COA General Meeting and Container Pavilion

ROTTERDAM 2016: Everything you need to know about the COA General Meeting and Container Pavilion
ROTTERDAM 2016 ·       18th COA General Meeting (14 November 2016) ·       COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2016 (15-17 November 2016) Update and Practical Information Intermodal Europe 2016 takes place in just over two weeks’ time. Please find below...
October 28th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator

HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator
Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer of HSH Nordbank. • HSH CRO Lackschewitz: “Global market leader Maersk Line provides long-term perspective for these container ships“ HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is arranging a new long-term charter for six container ships of the insolvent South Korean shipping...
October 27th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Dry Market get the blues, Wets …still “sustainable” and Geopolitics trigger wars.-

Dry Market get the blues, Wets …still “sustainable” and Geopolitics trigger wars.-
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost fifty points since last Friday the 14 of October and now stands at 842 thanks to the Panamaxes who …saved the day. On the Geopolitics coming to head. John Faraclas weekly recap: So the BDI continued its losses; it was earlier on seven points down since...
October 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Transport Minister visits Liverpool2 development

Transport Minister visits Liverpool2 development
Gary Hodgson (left), Chief Operating Officer at Peel Ports with Transport Minister John Hayes - John Hayes MP met with operators Peel Ports to view the latest developments at the £400m deep-water container terminal - Transport Minister John Hayes MP visited the Port of Liverpool today (20 October 2016)...
October 20th, 2016 | Construction, Containers, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fall’s Market and Geopolitical blues…

Fall’s Market and Geopolitical blues…
John Faraclas Minus 18 points for the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today, which now stands at 872; imminent world conflagration in all fronts… John Faraclas’ mid-week recap: The Capers widen their losses with the BCI 2014 going down 124 points and now reads 1,826 points; wonder what the market...
October 19th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Maersk Container Industry manufactures 4,000 new integrated reefers for Seatrade

Maersk Container Industry manufactures 4,000 new integrated reefers for Seatrade
Star cool reefers being loaded onto Seatrade Orange in the Port of Qingdao Seatrade has selected Maersk Container Industry as the main supplier for its expanding reefer container fleet. The 4,000 new Star Cool Integrated™ reefers will be equipped with the latest technology to protect perishable cargo...
October 19th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More