FMC continues investigation into eight carriers' fees

US maritime authority FMC continues investigations into eight container carriers for fees charged in relation to bottlenecks and delays. "I am particularly concerned by the proliferation of fees," says chair Daniel B. Maffei to ShippingWatch.

EU aims to include entire value chain in carbon accounting for new fuels

With a new proposal for the IMO's climate committee, the European Commission is kicking off a discussion that is still in its nascence: that carbon emissions from new alternative fuels need to be measured from the point of extraction or the start of production and include the entire value chain.

Stena Line to deploy electric ferries

By 2030 at the latest, Stena Line plans to deploy two electric ferries on the route between Sweden and Denmark. The ferries will be battery-driven, approximately 200 meters long and be able to fit 1,000-1,500 passengers.

Clipper vessel heavily damaged after collision

Dry bulk vessel Clipper Como is heavily damaged after the collision off Turkey. The bow of the ship is under water, but there have been no casualties, reports the shipping company to ShippingWatch.

Container vessels spend more and more days waiting off major ports

There are no signs that the congestion issues affecting major container ports near Los Angeles and Long Beach are on the verge of resolution. On a global level, the time spent in port for vessels has increased by 11 percent in the last six months, according to analyst firm.

CMA CGM hit by new cyberattack

CMA CGM has been hit by another cyberattack, resulting in a "data leak of limited customer information", informs the French carrier. A year ago, hackers brought down CMA CGM's website.

Hapag-Lloyd seafarers spent more than a year aboard vessel

Covid-19 has divided the shipping world in two. Asia is still inaccessible when it comes to crew changes, while the situation is all but normal in Europe and the US, report Hapag-Lloyd captains. Seafarers were trapped on board vessels for months on end.

Banks predict more upgrades from container carriers

Maersk won't be the only carrier to announce an upgrade due to a red-hot container market fueled by sky-high rates and massive demand. Others will raise their expectations as well, according to SEB Enskilda and Sydbank.

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