Maersk proposes new board member

Maersk proposes a new member for its board of directors, who has a background at energy company Iberdrola and IT major IBM. The general assembly at which the decision will be made is scheduled for March.

Maersk's orderbook has become more regionally focused

Maersk currently has the smallest orderbook of the world's top ten container lines. Meanwhile, Maersk has no new mega vessels on order, which, according to Alphaliner, indicates that shipping line has changed its strategy in terms of ordering newbuilds.

Habben Jansen now says container boom could continue into third quarter

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen now believes that the red-hot container market could stretch all the way into the third quarter. The problems resulting from this make the German container line and Maersk adjust their strategies in an effort to avoid equipment shortages going forward.

DHL will pay extra green bill for customers' LCL general cargo

In a rather unusual move in the logistics sector, DHL Global Forwarding says it is prepared to pay an extra green bill when customers transport general cargo at sea. The logistics company describes it as a game changer when speaking to ShippingWatch.

Maersk ship lost "several hundred containers" in the Pacific

A Maersk ship has lost a number of containers in the Pacific, after the ship encountered engine problems due to harsh weather. This marks the second time in a few weeks that containers go overboard on a Maersk ship in the Pacific. Alliance partner says the incident concerns "several hundred containers."

Customers will pay higher price for Maersk's first carbon neutral ship

Maersk's first carbon neutral container ship, which will sail on green methanol, can make transport "significantly more expensive." But Maersk believes that there is a group of customers who are willing to pay the price, says the company's head of climate, Morten Bo Christiansen, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Long-term container contracts increase by upwards of 75 percent

The long-term container contracts currently being negotiated will be unusually expensive for the customers this year. Scan Global notes increases in the range of 50 to 75 percent, the logistics operator tells ShippingWatch. Others point to a doubling of price levels.

Seaspan orders LNG-fueled container newbuilds

Seaspan has placed an order for ten container newbuilds capable of sailing on LNG, which will be chartered to Zim when delivered. The order is placed only shortly after Seaspan entered another contract for two mega vessels.

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