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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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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

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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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Red Sea attacks pull idle containership capacity back to pandemic levels

Carriers signed multi-year charters during the supply chain crisis. A key question for ship lessors is: Will Red Sea disruptions persist beyond the maturity dates of those pandemic-era charters?

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Baltimore bridge collapse vessel owners could still claim general average

The idea of GA has been around for over two millennia. But today’s cargo underwriters hate it and the International Union of Marine Insurance has campaigned against it for decades

Containers Insurance

Transpacific contract negotiations going down to the wire

The upside scenario for shipping lines — Houthi-inflated spot rates spur big gains in annual transpacific rates — is not happening, says Flexport. Carriers are seeking relatively small year-on-year increases

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Red Sea crisis propels OOCL first-quarter revenue

Results come as Red Sea blockade and Panama Canal congestion helped to absorb substantial available box shipping capacity, thereby shoring up freight markets

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China-run Hambantota port starts box business

Move expected to ease congestion at compatriot Colombo, which is widely used by major carriers to connect European cargo to the Middle East Gulf via feeders after Red Sea disruption

Containers Ports and Logistics

Guangzhou port general manager resigns amid management shake-up

Former chairman Li Yibo resigned in the past week and is reportedly under investigation by China’s anti-graft authority

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Iran seizes UK owned boxship MSC Aries

Madeira-flagged, 14,300 teu boxship is operated by MSC, world’s largest container line, and owned by major UK shipowner Zodiac Group, led by Israel-born Eyal Ofer

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General average declared in Baltimore bridge collapse

Singapore-based Grace Ocean has declared a general average, a source told Lloyd’s List on Friday. The move means shippers with cargo on board Dali will have to chip in for salvage costs

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Red Sea crisis propels OOCL first-quarter revenue

Results come as Red Sea blockade and Panama Canal congestion helped to absorb substantial available box shipping capacity, thereby shoring up freight markets

Red Sea Risk Containers

China-run Hambantota port starts box business

Move expected to ease congestion at compatriot Colombo, which is widely used by major carriers to connect European cargo to the Middle East Gulf via feeders after Red Sea disruption

Containers Ports and Logistics

Main lane rates dip again as shippers look to contracts

With only weeks to go before the May contracts start on the transpacific, indications are that carriers will reach break-even at best with larger customers

Containers Freight rates

IMO supports cargo screening to tackle illegal wildlife trade

IMO adopts resolution to recommend cargo screening measures to help identify criminal trades

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