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Red Sea rerouting hits east Mediterranean transhipment hubs

The closure of the Red Sea route to the Mediterranean has seen larger vessels skip the region; this in turn has sent transhipped volumes elsewhere

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Cargo interests face long wait over Dali general average call

General average shares the cost of a salvage between the shipowner and cargo owners. How much is eventually paid will not be known until long after the cargo has been delivered

Containers Insurance

Shipping faces more fallout in wake of Iran’s attack on Israel

The risk of a full closure of the Strait of Hormuz, while still unlikely, has increased. The more likely scenario, according to analysts, is that the Strait of Hormuz will become more like the Red Sea, with some ships continuing to transit and others steering clear

Red Sea Risk Political Risk and Trade

The week in newbuildings: China continues to win bulk of orders

Newbuilding contracts for seven dry cargo carriers, four containerships, six MPVs, one deck cargo carrier, two heavy lift ships, eight gas carriers and eight tankers were signed in the past week

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

Panama Canal finally begins to rebound after drought-driven dive

Despite positive momentum in March, neopanamax locks transits were 18%-20% below levels in the same month in 2022 and 2023, and panamax locks transits were down 36%. The nascent recovery has far to go

Containers Dry Bulk

Resilient US economy continues to buoy container shipping demand

America’s economy remains a relative bright spot for container shipping demand. US imports held firm at healthy levels in March and are now aligning with the growth trend seen prior to the pandemic

Containers Political and Trade

APM Terminals steps up port efficiency drive as new alliance launch looms

Better productivity at transhipment hubs will improve throughput for the entire network and bolster resilience against continuous disruptions, port operator’s Asia chief Jonathan Goldner tells Lloyd’s List

Containers Ports and Logistics

No major east coast fallout from Baltimore container blockage

Container shipping flows have adjusted to the Baltimore bridge accident. Rates to the east coast continue to decline despite the port closure, driven lower by normalisation of supply chains following Cape of Good Hope diversions

Containers Casualty

War zone GPS jamming sees more ships show up at airports

More than 100 cargo-carrying vessels appeared to show up in Beirut airport yesterday. AIS manipulation, common in the region since Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, has taken off

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US consumer demand bolsters port of Long Beach volumes

A resilient US economy and strong consumer demand are supporting US container import demand. Port of Long Beach’s reported its best first quarter volumes outside of the pandemic era, with imports increasing 9.6% on the same period in pre-pandemic 2019

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FBI opens criminal investigation into Key Bridge allision

FBI agents boarded Dali on Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the catastrophic Key Bridge allision, the Washington Post reported. A port worker told a CNN affiliate in the days following the incident the ship was experiencing severe electrical problems while in port, but retracted their comments the following day. Determination of criminal negligence or wrongdoing could significantly impact the owner’s general average and limitation of liability claims

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Protest groups disrupt ports

Several small-scale protests have temporarily blocked access roads at ports in a number of countries. But disruptions appear to be minor without any serious impact on operations

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US consumer demand bolsters port of Long Beach volumes

A resilient US economy and strong consumer demand are supporting US container import demand. Port of Long Beach’s reported its best first quarter volumes outside of the pandemic era, with imports increasing 9.6% on the same period in pre-pandemic 2019

US States Containers

Panama Canal to increase transit slots and raise draught limits

Panama Canal Authority has laid out a timeline for future increases in bookable slots and draughts. The move comes amid better rainfall in the region and a rise in monthly transits in March

Containers Dry Bulk

Hapag-Lloyd confirms first dual-fuel methanol retrofits for existing fleet

Conversion of five 10,100 teu boxships to dual-fuel methanol follows agreement first announced in July 2023 for the potential retrofit of up to 45 existing vessels

Containers Sustainability

Shipping braces for fallout as Middle East tensions flare

Geopolitical conflicts have so far helped bring in shipping revenue. But the potential for the situation to spiral out of control and for further decoupling of US-China relations, could change the story

Containers Tankers and Gas

Containership charter rates stay strong but overcapacity risk remains

Red Sea crisis means demand for chartered boxships shows no sign of easing, but the sector faces uncertainty from the remaining large newbuilding orderbook

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CMA CGM expands air freight network

Announcement follows many diversification attempts by CMA CGM, including purchasing a majority stake in a French media company

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