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Shipping Lines face cost increase

As from 1st January 2015, the new EU sulphur directive will come into force, regulating the maximum allowed sulphur content of bunker fuel. The directive means that the sulphur content of the shipping line's bunker fuel must be reduced dramatically from the turn ...Read More

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Shipping Line Fined Again

A South American shipping lines has had to reach another costly agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) a week after paying a substantial fine for collusion on freight rates. The company was accused of violating the Shipping Act by ...Read More

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Increased Freight Rates for container shipping lines

Container shipping lines hope for a better year as freight rates are increasing. They are expecting overcapacity to ease during the year. Surplus supply, which has been a major problem for shipping lines since 2008, should narrow to 1.5 per ...Read More

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New Adriatic Shipping Route

An Italian shipping line has increased its presence on ferry routes between Italy and Greece with the launch of a new round-trip service linking the ports of Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras later this week in December. The new ’motorway of ...Read More

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More US cars Shipping to China

Exports of cars from the USA to Saudi Arabia and China are increasing revenue for shipping vessel operators. The U.S.A exported a record 1.8 million cars and light trucks last year. Exports rose another 8.9 percent in the first 10 ...Read More

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Shipping Line donates aid

A shipping line with many Filipino employees plans to make a donation of US$ 30 000 to help people affected by the typhoon.  The company has a strong relationship with the Phillipines, as many Filipino seafarers serve aboard their vessels, ...Read More

Competition Fears in Chinese Shipping

The China Shipowners' Association has expressed worries to the government about a planned alliance of three major shipping lines. The alliance is planned to begin operating in the second quarter of 2014, but other owners fear that shipping rates may ...Read More

Freight Rates to rise in August

Shipping lines have announced new increases to freight rates and peak season surcharges for the Asia-Europe routes to be implemented inAugust. Although the Freight Index shows that spot rates are falling carriers are announcing surcharges to all cargo originating in ...Read More

China – UK Freight Trade Increase

Trade between China and the UK increased by 7.5% last year, compared with the previous year.  Two of China's major shipping lines use Felixstowe as their port of call in the UK, and Felixstowe is developing its infrastructure to accommodate ...Read More

Global Liner Shipping Conference

The annual shipping conference will take place this month from 18 - 19 April in London. The conference will discuss the outlook for freight rates, collaboration between shippers and carriers, and predictions for world vessel capacity. The event will help ...Read More

Finland State aid for Shipping

Finland is the only EU country which has pledged funding to the shipping industry, to help them achieve a reduction in fuel emissions. Retrofitting the technology to 'scrub' CO2 is too costly for most shipping lines, and Brussels has advised ...Read More

Russia Raids Shipping Lines

Anti-trust investigators in Russia have made unannounced visits to shipping line offices in St Petersburg and Moscow. The investigators are trying to find out whether a dozen of the world's largest container lines have been engaging in anti-competitive behaviour.

Shipping Line Surcharges

Most of the shipping lines offering services from Asia to Europe will impose surcharges by the end of the month.  Some carriers will also be withdrawing capacity in preparation for reduced volumes of exports from China, due to the Chinese ...Read More

Positive hope for freight rates

According to Containerisation International, prospects for freight rates on the Asia to Europe routes are looking quite positive.  Freight rate increases wee announced in December, as shipping lines tried to stop the fall in spot prices which happened in the ...Read More

Asia – North Europe Freight Rates

Shipping lines attempted to increase westbound freight rates to North Europe at the beginning of this month without success, according to a shipping analyst.  This was apparently triggered by one of the major shipping lines failing to implement an increase ...Read More

Rotterdam advises Shipping lines

Rotterdam, Europe's largest freight port by cargo throughput and container volumes, has been advising its customers how to improve their profitability.  Although the port has been helpful in granting discounts, the CEO says that shipping lines should also reduce freight ...Read More

Shipping Line Cancels Iran

One of the world's biggest shipping lines has stopped all port calls to Iran as the West puts increasing pressure on the country.  The shipping company feels that to continue calling at Iranian ports will endanger its business with parts ...Read More

Shipping Lines to Reduce Sailings

Cargo carrying shipping lines are planning to reduce capacity on the Asia to Europe routes. September onwards should be the busiest time of year, but with volumes still falling carriers have so far been unable to increase freight rates as ...Read More

Shipping lines to maintain rates

Shipping lines are determined to try and maintain higher rates so that the freight market does not develop the perception that freight rates are constantly falling. But the recent fall in spot rates for containerised freight on the Asia-Europe trade lane ...Read More

Threats to Shipping Industry

Shipping lines are refusing to lay up ships in spite of over-capacity in the market.  They have implemented freight increases, but there is no guarantee that customers will continue to accept this, and forecasts for the year ahead are not ...Read More

Shipping will suffer from low sulphur directive

Shipping lines based in France, represented by Armateurs de France (AdF), says the EU directive on reducing sulphur emissions to 0.1% would seriously threaten French shipping companies.  The directive affects the SOx Emission Control Areas (SECAs) of the Baltic Sea, North ...Read More

Shipping Prospects

Shippping lines are facing a difficult year this year but many are surprisingly optimistic.  Over capacity remains a problem, but planning for the future is dangerous as economic prospects remain unpredictable. Financing and operating costs are expected to increase, and ...Read More

Amsterdam Welcomes Cocoa Shipping

Although export handling problems with Ghana have been reported in the trade press, three shipping groups are set to continue collecting from there and use Amsterdam as their hub. Ghana is the world's second largest producer of cocoa after the ...Read More

Tough times for shipping

Industry leaders are warning that 2012 will be a difficult year for freight and shipping. The chairman of one of Hong Kong’s best-known logistics and transport service companies,said that decreasing rates for Asia to USA containers suggest tough times for ...Read More

Freight Rates on the rise

Freight rates for containers between the USA West Coast and China are rising, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index. This could be a reaction to reduced capacity on the route, as shipping lines remove vessels in response to lower ...Read More

‘On time’ shipping

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced a new service from Asia to Europe which will 'guarantee' a sailing every day at the same time, with a guaranteed arrival time.   From next month, the service will operate ...Read More

Shipping rates under pressure

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced that profitability is suffering as higher volumes were offset by increased fuel costs and competition. Container shipping rates are under pressure because there are now more ships sailing the seas and ...Read More

Shipping peak surcharge

The world wide economic climate resulting in lacking consumer confidence has meant that orders for consumer goods are falling below expectations, and ships are sailing below capacity.  Carriers on the Asia-US container lines usually introduce surcharges around mid-June.  But this ...Read More

Freight Rates rise

Freight rates on shipping lines operating services from Asia to Europe seem to be on the rise, in spite of the fact that ships have been operating below full capacity.  Spot market prices from Shanghai increased by $17 per tonne ...Read More

Container future uncertain

The balance between the supply of ships and demand for space has become more and more unstable since 2009, according to a specialist shipping analyst.  They expect this volatility to remain in force for about the next four years. There ...Read More

Container shipping rates tumble

Having announced last week that they would impose a freight increase on the Asia Europe route in August, shipping lines have revealed that spot rates have fallen on average.  The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index showed that rates declined from 809 ...Read More

Shipping lines will enforce ENS

The Entry Summary Declaration came into force on 1 July.  The ENS contains information such as the Bill of Lading number, shipper and consignee name and address and must be logged with the shipping line 24 hours before the goods ...Read More

Shipping lines ignore small importers

A shipping industry analyst recently carried out an experiment, to find out how interested shipping lines are in providing a service to small importers.  The company asked for quotes for 40 ft containers carrying garden equipment from Asia to Europe. ...Read More