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Cosco ships join dwindling number risking Red Sea passage

While not the first Cosco vessels braving these waters, the latest voyages signal that the Chinese giant remains undeterred by the escalating attacks and is lured in by the more efficient, shorter journey connecting Asia and Europe

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Box shipping settles into the new ‘new normal’

The initial shock phase of the Red Sea crisis is coming to an end. With demand now set to ease the market has a chance to settle

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Falls in Red Sea ship traffic stabilise as Suez transits hit fresh low

Weekly gain in smaller, feeder containerships filling the void left by larger east-west vessels now transiting around the Cape of Good Hope

Red Sea Risk Containers

The week in newbuildings: Cruise sector revival

Carnival and Royal Caribbean both confirmed orders following a pandemic-induced absence from the newbuilding market since 2020

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

Week in charts: Russia’s Sea of Azov trade reconfigures | Houthi threat to shipping to remain | Scrubber-fitted boxship capacity climbs to new highs

Ukraine’s naval campaign forced Kerch Strait traffic offline and pushed the region’s main transhipment hub south; Houthis will continue to pose a risk to shipping even if Israel withdraws from Gaza and a ceasefire holds; and more than a third of the container shipping fleet now scrubber-fitted

Red Sea Risk Week in Charts

Houthi threat to shipping will remain whatever Gaza outcome, say analysts

Houthi attacks have successfully forced the reconfiguration of international trade flows with Bab el Mandeb transits halved, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

The week in charts: Red Sea ripples hit Israeli box ports | Greek exodus from Russia oil trades | Suez boxship passings show stability

Mediterranean feeder services maintain Israeli port coverage as Red Sea blockade redirects trade, Greek shipowners leave lucrative Russian oil trades amid sanctions crackdown, and Suez containership passings stabilise despite low transit numbers

Red Sea Risk Sanctions

Netherlands’ law firms offer legal services in ‘ship arrest paradise’

AKD, NautaDutilh, Van Traa and Hoek Advocatuur are among local lawyers targeting maritime industries and marine insurers

Netherlands Law

Box shipping settles into the new ‘new normal’

The initial shock phase of the Red Sea crisis is coming to an end. With demand now set to ease the market has a chance to settle

Red Sea Risk Containers
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Plimsoll at 200: why it still matters to maritime safety

Samuel Plimsoll has featured in Lloyd’s List since the 1870s. The author of a book on the maritime safety reformer explains why his work is still relevant today

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Chairman Mao Jianhong steps down from China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port

Mao has reached the retirement age for top-level executives at state-owned Chinese enterprises

People China

US announces port cyber security initiative

The White House has unveiled an initiative to bolster cyber security in US ports that will expand the US Coast Guard’s authority to respond to malicious online activity, amid growing concerns that nefarious actors could jeopardise critical port infrastructure and supply chains

Cyber United States

Equipment demand rises as chokepoints slow movement

Longer passage times are soaking up container equipment. Manufacturers are benefiting after a year of reduced demand

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Chairman Mao Jianhong steps down from China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port

Mao has reached the retirement age for top-level executives at state-owned Chinese enterprises

People China

Lloyd’s List Intelligence agrees data tie-up with UK’s Sedna

Partnership will see Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s vessel-tracking data integrated into communication software developer’s new AI-driven solution for charterers, Pulse

Digitalisation Technology and Innovation

Reefer market sees temporary boost from rerouting

After falling across the past year, reefer rates have seen an uptick in 2024. But the improvement is expected to be short-lived

Containers Reefers

Houthis strike again in Gulf of Aden

The Iran-backed Yemeni militants are undeterred by international efforts to counter and disrupt their attacks

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Rajvanshy hands over Fleet leadership role after three decades

Fleet Management’s managing director Dr Kishore Rajvanshy will continue to oversee the ship-related divisions, while other departments will be led by Angad Banga, chief operating officer of the parent company Caravel Group

People Ship Management

Explosion reported in Red Sea amid warnings of increased drone activity

UKMTO said it received reports of an explosion and a flash sighted about 40 nautical miles west of Al Hodeidah in the early hours of Wednesday, adding that vessels and crews in the vicinity were reported safe. The incidents took place around 0330 hrs local time following reports of increased drone activity in the area

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