Shipowners fear another Maersk Etienne case and call for political action


It is highly likely that the shipping industry will again be affected by a migrant crisis similar to the one that played out on board Maersk Etienne this summer, say industry associations, which call for a plan to avoid such repeats. But it remains unknown how to prevent such a situation from happening again.


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Bimco calls off peak season for tanker operators

The peak season has been called off for tanker operators, which are heading into a winter with low freight rates, projects shipping association Bimco. Hopes for a "seasonal boost" have been shattered by new coronavirus lockdowns.

Port of Hamburg sees drop in cargo volumes leveling out

Container volumes sent through Port of Hamburg went down in the third quarter by close to 5 percent, to 2.3 million teu, a significantly lower drop than in the previous quarter. This could indicate a turnaround in the economy, says Germany's biggest port.

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