Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

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Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

Big Volume Shippers Not Enjoying Best Shipping Rates

Big volume shippers are not paying the best shipping rates, according to the findings of Xeneta, an Oslo-based ...

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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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17 Shipping Firms Face Sanctions for Alleged Price Fixing

Seventeen container shipping companies are facing sanctions due to alleged price fixing activities in the period ...

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Shippers Skeptical about Shipping Alliances’ Benefits

Emergence of major shipping alliances has not convinced major shippers of the benefits they promised to bring. ...

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Greek Shippers Must Keep Close Tabs on Syriza

Greek Shippers Must Keep Close Tabs on Syriza

It is too soon to say whether the Syriza party’s victory in Greece could, as some fear, have a damaging effect on ...

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Syriza Bins Piraeus Port Sale, Targets Shipping Sector

Syriza Bins Piraeus Port Privatisation, Targets Shipping Sector

Greece’s new government led by the left-wing party Syriza plans to stop the sale of a majority stake in the ...

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California Fines 4 Ships for Violating Fuel Rules

California Fines Shippers for Violating ECA Rules

The California Air Resources Board has fined four shipping companies a combined USD 146,719 for failing to switch ...

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Drewry Predicts Profitable Year for Container Shippers

Drewry Predicts Profitable Year for Container Shippers

Container shipping profitability is expected to improve in 2015, despite record vessel deliveries, driven by lower ...

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Shippers to Gain Most from Low Oil Prices

Shippers to Gain Most from Low Oil Prices

With crude oil down to its lowest price in five years last week, all carriers stand to gain from lower fuel costs, ...

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Shippers Switch to Air amid US Port Congestion

The recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ...

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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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GSF Calls for Carbon Emissions Transparency

The Secretary General of the Global Shippers’ Forum, Chris Welsh, outlined the need for transparency of ...

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Shippers Want Transparency on Low Sulphur Fuel Impact

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) is calling for more information regarding the impact of low sulphur fuel ...

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Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link

Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link

CSAV Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Aliança and NYK have reached an agreement to jointly operate in the trade ...

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Maritime Shippers Cut Green House Gas Emissions by Fifth

Marine Shipping Green House Gas Emissions Cut by Fifth

The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in ...

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East-West Shippers Get Some Breathing Space

East-West Shippers Get Some Breathing Space

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 6% between March and ...

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Keeping Shippers on Their Toes

African shipping may be hit hard by the Ebola outbreak as shipping agents start to refuse to call at West ...

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Are Shippers Fleeing US West Coast Ports?

Are Shippers Fleeing US West Coast Ports?

US West Coast ports are still at risk of a strike or other form of industrial action, forcing shippers to divert ...

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Shippers Hurt by Trucking Turmoils

Ocean Shippers Hurt by Trucking Turmoils

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. has issued a statement informing their clients that their cargo movements ...

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Global Shippers Issue Ebola Risk Guidance

Global Shippers Issue Ebola Risk Guidance

Three global shipping organisations issued on Monday guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews ...

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