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MSC cleared to buy Hanjin Shipping's ports

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Container carrier MSC has signed a deal with the Harbor Commission in Long Beach to operate Hanjin Shipping's former terminal on the US West Coast, informs the authority on its website.


BY NIKLAS KRIGSLUND
Published 23.12.16 at 11:26

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Large vessels have significantly reduced departure frequency

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Since the first generation of larger container vessels hit the water in 2012, things have only gone one way for the number of weekly departures on major routes. SeaIntel has reviewed how many departures the major vessels have cut from their schedules.

Rickmers Maritime Trust completes first sale of vessels

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Rickmers Maritime Trust has now completed the sale of the five first vessels to Greece's Navios, which has agreed to buy a total of 14 vessels.

Maersk Line's result is a concern for the entire industry

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Maersk Line's deficit is symbolic of continued struggles throughout the container industry, analyst Lars Jensen tells ShippingWatch. He thinks that two things in particular are worrying about the numbers. CEO Søren Skou on the other hand stand firm on the forecast for the full-year 2017.

First 20,000 teu container ship hits the water

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The world's first container ship with a capacity of a little over 20,000 teu has hit the water. The ship belongs to Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines, which could lose the record already this year.

Hapag-Lloyd seals merger with UASC: "A milestone in history"

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Hapag-Lloyd and UASC are now officially merged after the two container carriers have agreed on the last remaining formalities in the deal. The merger will create the world's fifth-largest carrier by capacity. Get the latest details here.

Lloyd's Register: 24,000 teu ships on the way

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The container industry is very interested in container ships in the size of 24,000 teu, classification company Lloyd's Register tells ShippingWatch.

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Maersk's gains from Grup Maritim TCB acquisition have yet to materialize

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One of APM Terminals' largest investments, the acquisition of Spanish Grup Maritim TCB, has yet to bring in major gains. This is evident from the annual report for the Maersk family's investment company A.P. Møller Holding, which has had to cut its dividends in half after a tough year for the Maersk Group.

Depressed rates hit BW LPG in Q1

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The world's biggest LPG carrier left the first quarter with a significantly reduced result compared to the same period 2016. The pressure on rates will continue into the second quarter.

Norwegian dry bulk duo expands fleet and considers loan

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Songa Bulk, controlled by Arne Blystad and Herman Billung, now owns ten vessels, eight of which have been delivered. The dry bulk carrier is also considering whether to issue a bond loan in Norway.

DFDS uses communication to encapsulate crises

Carriers:

"We were too slow," says DFDS' VP of Communications, Gert Jakobsen, about the case in which the Danish carrier was accused of wage dumping earlier this year. Crisis management is just one of the purposes of communication in the maritime sphere.

Wärtsilä tasks 400 employees with digitalization effort

Suppliers:

The major Finnish supplier has established a new digital division. New people have been hired and 400 current employees from other divisions have been transferred to the division, which will focus in particular on cyber crime.

Large vessels have significantly reduced departure frequency

Container:

Since the first generation of larger container vessels hit the water in 2012, things have only gone one way for the number of weekly departures on major routes. SeaIntel has reviewed how many departures the major vessels have cut from their schedules.

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