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Irish ferry operator boosts presence in English Channel

Irish Ferries has bought another passenger and cargo ferry set to sail on the Dover-Calais route in the English Channel. This will be the third ferry deployed by the Irish operator on this route, in competition with DFDS and P&O Ferries.

Asian container carriers beat European rivals on margins in hectic quarter

CONTAINER FEVER: All of the world's largest container lines raked in a lot of money in a third quarter marked by a chaotic freight market. But one aspect separates Asian carriers from their European counterparts when it comes to generating profits, according to analyst. ShippingWatch takes stock of a frantic quarter.

Shipowners with terminals discharge goods faster in the US

Some container ships have an easier time getting in and unloading goods on the US west coast than others. Ownership of terminals is especially providing carriers with an edge, writes Alphaliner. One alliance in particular benefits from this advantage.

CMA CGM orders ten newbuilds

French container line CMA CGM has put in an order for ten ice-class newbuilds at South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, according to several media. The vessels of 2,000 teu are expected to be delivered in 2024.

Kuehne + Nagel lines up its next CEO

Logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has found its next chief executive among its own ranks, who will take over next year when the Swiss company's current CEO Detlef Trefzger is set to step down.

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