Sustainability in the heavy lifting industry

Cost efficiency and sustainability, two topics that are frequently discussed in the offshore and maritime industry. There are many developments and innovations going on in this area.

Drewry: Charter Market in Unexpected Revival

The charter market has found a new lease of life in the recent weeks driven in part by carriers’ poor network ...

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ESC: Shippers Facing Obstacles amid Alliance Changes

Shippers who regularly export goods to Asia have been facing a large drop of available slots for containers on ...

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Carriers Bolster Capacity on New 2017 Alliance Networks

Capacity has been added across the board on the main Asia-Europe and Asia-North America routes by main carriers as ...

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Drewry: New Alliances to Have Limited Effect on Ports

The seemingly never ending move towards reduced service frequency may be coming to an end for North European ports, ...

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Container Lines Shift Focus from Technology to Flexibility

Container lines have shifted their focus towards alliance structures for operational efficiency, rather than ...

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Infographic: World’s Container Shipping Alliances

The infographic below, published by Oslo-based benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerized ...

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Fitch: Mergers and Acquisitions Trump Alliances

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), rather than more popular alliances, are inevitable to address overcapacity and ...

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GSF: Mega Ships and Alliances Still a Challenge for Shippers

Shippers continue to experience poor quality services and disruption to their supply chains since the consolidation ...

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Drewry: Post-Alliance Restructure Well-Balanced

The Asia-North Europe trade post-alliance restructure is generally well-balanced in terms of geographical coverage ...

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Top 5 Interviews of 2014

Readers’ Picks

The end of December and coming holidays are traditionally the time when we look back at the highlights of the ...

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Interview: Antwerp Sets the Course for Future Growth

Belgium’s Port of Antwerp is the biggest port area in the world, covering 13,057 hectares, the equivalent of ...

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

ESC Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing ...

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GSF: Alliances Worry Shippers

GSF Alliances Worry Shippers

The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about ...

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ESC Urges Shippers to Drop Congestion Surcharges

ESC Urges Shippers to Drop Congestion Surcharges

It is unacceptable to hit European businesses with the new so-called congestion surcharges, the European Shippers’ ...

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Hike in Freight Rates Not an Option?

A hike in freight rates is not an option as ‘sub-economic’ rates on the main trade lanes are here to stay, it was ...

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Drewry: Mega Alliances Will Help Container Industry Recover

Drewry Mega Alliances Will Help Container Industry Recover

Drewry’s Container Annual Review & Forecast 2014/15 emphasises that the recovery of the container ...

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Exclusive: Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

Interview Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

The 2M alliance between the shipping heavyweights, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company ...

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UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

John Hinge, President and CEO of United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) believes shipping alliances will help the box ...

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Vessel Sharing Alliances Bring About Port Congestion

Rising congestions at North European ports are set to continue as vessel sharing alliances (VSA) develop, Drewry ...

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