New chief for container troubleshooter

Maersk Line global head of cargo management, Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, of Maersk Line, has been appointed chairman of the container shipping industry-led Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) organisation. He takes over the post of chairman from Reinhard Schwede of the cargo services / dangerous cargo department of Hapag-Lloyd. CINS, set up in 2011 by CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and MSC and managed by the Container Owners Association, operates ... [+]

P3 plans alarm shippers

Plans by Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM to form a new global shipping alliance have alarmed shippers' representatives. At a joint meeting in Brussels on 18 June, the European and Asian Shippers’ Councils expressed their deep concern at the P3 plans. They said that the cooperation should in no ... [+]

Still simpler shipping from Maersk

Maersk Line says that it is moving ahead with the second phase of its tariff simplification programme - the simplification of local surcharges. It follows “positive customer feedback” from its move towards the end of 2012 to simplify ocean freight surcharges, under which basic ocean freight, declaration fees, carrier security ... [+]

No UK call for Triple E ships?

Maersk Line will phase the first of its Triple-E 18,000 teu giant containerships into its AE10 service between Asia and Europe, the Danish said in a statement on 15 March. The service currently calls at 13 different ports in Asia and Northern Europe but not the UK. The carrier admits ... [+]

More Daily Maersk

Maersk Line is to extend its daily Maersk concept to two more Far East origins from 21 November - Jakarta in Indonesia and Laem Chabang in Thailand to Felixstowe, along with Bremerhaven and Rotterdam. The line commits to delivering cargo in 31 days.  [+]

Maersk out of Iran

Maersk Line has ceased port calls in Iran due to sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, Reuters reported. Latterly, the Danish-owned line had reduced its service to calls at the small northern port of Bushehr, following the earlier blacklisting by the US of the country's main port operator, Tidewater. However, ... [+]

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