Top 20 box ports: contrasting fortunes
Yet again Shanghai claims the title for the world’s largest container ship port with 42M TEU – but its annual rate of growth has slowed, from 8.3% in 2017 to 4.4% this year.
Till Death Us Do Part For Box Shipping’s Leading Pair?
Conventionally, the container shipping market is viewed as made up of two key elements: the freight market for...
Latin American box traffic in decline
The latest port ranking table published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL)...
Lifting The Lid On Trends In China’s Box Throughput
Robust growth in the Chinese economy drove a rapid increase in container exports from the country following its entry into the WTO in 2001.
Box traffic set to dip in Singapore
Not everyone can be a winner when the world becomes smaller or flatter. The opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal makes possible shorter voyages for large ships servicing Asia-US East Coast trade.
CMA CGM readies $2.4bn takeover offer for NOL
CMA CGM is moving ahead with its $2.4bn takeover offer for Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL).
Hot property – containership fires and what is in the box
I have just been reading an account of a fire on board ship, where the crew, after extraordinary efforts,...