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MSC’s vintage boxship fleet in the spotlight

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), the world’s largest containerline, has many records to its name, including the largest orderbook, but also paradoxically the o...

$200 per container cost gap for zero emissions shipping

A new 34-page report released today at the margins of COP28 details the annualised total costs of zero emission container vessels and the cost difference on a per co...

World’s Largest Nuclear-Powered Container Ship Design Breaks Cover At Marintec China 2023 Expo

China’s Jiangnan Shipyard has debuted what has been dubbed “the world’s largest nuclear-powered container ship design” by the Chinese media....

Maersk to Deploy First Large Methanol-Fueled Containership on Asia-Europe Route

A.P. Moller – Maersk is set to launch its first large green methanol-fueled containership early next year. Scheduled for launch on February 9, 2024, the ves...

Global pre-Christmas trade at risk from twin canal crises

Simultaneous disruption in the Panama and Suez canals, two vital corridors for global trade, is threatening global supply chains in the run-up to Christmas. Shi...

Container shipping outlook 2024: Rising risk of delays, disruptions

The supply chain crisis is long over, but America’s importers still have a lot to keep them up at night as they plan for 2024.   Two key container ship...

MSC bolsters Italian rail position

Mediterranean Shipping Co’s (MSC) increasing focus on European rail is gaining speed.  The world’s largest containerline has just formed a new co...

Fleet-Heavy Ocean Carriers Also Stuck With too Many Containers

Not only do ocean carriers have too many ships, they also have too many containers to fill vessels that are being deployed. In its latest Container Equipment Fore...

Air cargo’s rollercoaster ride set to end in 2024?

The air cargo rollercoaster ride of the last few years is looking like it could end in 2024 with “classic seasonality” set to return, although there coul...

AD Ports closes in on $2bn deal to buy Indonesia’s Meratus

Fast expanding AD Ports from Abu Dhabi is tipped to be finalising a deal to buy Indonesia’s top container shipping line, Meratus, in a deal thought to be worth...