Shanghai cemented its position as the world's busiest container port in 2016. Despite a tough year for global trade, the port succeeded in increasing the number of twenty-foot containers. Singapore follows in second place.
The Chinese port city of Shanghai has a good hold on the top ranking as the world's busiest port, measured in twenty foot container units, even thought the closest competitors have yet to publish traffic data. Shanghai made solid gains compared to last year, writes Seatrade Maritime.
"The problem is that we, in the industry, keep employing the same strategies we always have," Tan Chong Meng, CEO of the world's largest port company, PSA, tells ShippingWatch. Now PSA will do away with the strategy dictating more size, more capacity.
Some of the world's biggest customers in dry bulk and tanker, including Trafigura and Shell, criticize carriers for slacking off on the quality of crews on board vessels, according to a new report. This fact could impact safety.
Shipbroker Lightship Chartering has been sentenced to pay a little over DKK 500,000 to a former partner who now works at Maersk Broker. Lightship has also been sentenced for an email sent by owner Morten Have to the management of Maersk Broker.
A 38-year-old crew member from the Philippines has been killed in an accident on board Norden vessel Nord Quebec when the ship berthed at Troi-Riviéres in Canada. The Canadian authorities are investigating the accident.