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SWEDEN’s Port of Gothenburg saw its container traffic reach 560,000 TEU in the first nine months of the year, an increase of 20 per cent compared with the same period last year, and rail traffic was up seven per cent to 283,000 TEU, data from port authorities show. Energy product flows remain consistently strong, rising by two per cent to 17.
HONG KONG’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) – now a Cosco unit – has cancelled the following Asia-Europe sailings in response to anticipated low demand over the Christmas season in North Europe and the West Mediterranean. Thus, the Asia-North Europe Service, Loop 3, the sailing of the 14,568-TEU Cosco Shipping Himalayas (SPY
HONG Kong International Airport (HKIA) has blamed weather conditions for a slight fall in cargo and passenger volumes in September at the world’s number one airfreight hub. It said that the decrease is “due primarily to Typhoon Mangkhut, which resulted in no flight movements for more than 20 hours”. Cargo and airmail throughput wa

Golden week announcement!

Golden week in China from 01/10-18 to 7/10-18 is coming shortly and we would like to prepare all about this in due time. Please expect various carriers to announce blank sailings before/under and after this period and various schedule changes will occur. Kindly contact your Hecksher contact person for more info in order to prepare the best planning
Rise in bunkering bills needs to be passed on to customers, say lines, with little scope for further deceleration of vessel speeds – the ‘last resort’ for carriers. Container shipping executives have called for the supply chain to share the burden of rising fuel costs, which they describe as an economic hit of the value of $10 billion, with c
COMPETITION authorities in South Africa have approved K Line, MOL and NYK Line’s containership joint venture Ocean Network Express.  It means the venture has now received approval from competition authorities in all the jurisdictions in which it will conduct activities and has the all-clear to start operations as scheduled on April 1, the trio s
China can now boast the world’s first port to have an annual throughput of more than 1bn tonnes. Ningbo-Zhoushan port to the south of Shanghai hit the milestone on Wednesday, cementing its position as the world’s largest port in overall tonnage terms. The ports of Ningbo and Zhoushan in Zhejiang province merged nearly a decade ago. Considered t
Danish carrier expects savings of $350m-$400m a year from 2019, as it takes over 105 ships from Hamburg Süd MAERSK Line is about to start the process of integrating Hamburg Süd after announcing it had received all regulatory approvals for its $4bn acquisition of the German carrier and had completed the deal. The Danish giant will become even bigg
Rolf Habben Jansen: “Integration completed” / Annual synergy effects of USD 435 million expected beginning in 2019 Today, Hapag-Lloyd successfully completed the integration of UASC into the Group. At a gathering of the shipping company’s global management in Hamburg, Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, said in the afternoon: “Thanks
NileDutch, headquartered in Rotterdam (NL), is pleased to announce the introduction of an additional port call – Praia – to its MPV service. The port of Praia – Cape Verde will be served every 21 days, with competitive transit times from Antwerp, Rouen, Leixoes and Lisbon. The first port call will be performed by the Mercs Mahaweli v. 170
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