Hapag-Lloyd in talks with shipyards about buying mega vessels

Germany's Hapag-Lloyd has contacted several shipyard to request offers on mega vessels, the container line confirms to ShippingWatch. This happens just one year after the container line also reached out to shipyards regarding LNG-powered mega vessels.

CMA CGM launches LNG-powered mega vessel

The biggest container ship yet capable of sailing on LNG was delivered to French shipping line CMA CGM on Tuesday. The ship was christened at a ceremony in Shanghai and will set out on its maiden voyage Wednesday.

Maersk resumes blanked sailings on the Pacific

Maersk has resumed the sailings on the Pacific that it blanked in the second qurter. As such, the company follows in the footsteps of Chinese OOCL, which has also reinstated several blanked sailings in October.

Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd want more mid-sized customers

Both Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd now eye growth potential in bringing in more mid-sized companies as customers, writes Børsen. Maersk has already launched a solution to bring in a segment usually reserved for freight forwarders, writes the newspaper.

EU accepts container lines' major rate increases

EU has earlier in the coronavirus process issued a warning to the container lines that are now facing criticism for having used the crisis to force prices up. But beyond this, the EU competition regulators will not interfere, ShippingWatch has learned.

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