Spot the difference – simpler shipping

Maersk Line has introduced a new Spot online service that provides customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price upfront.  It aims to counteract the high level of overbookings in shipping – often of around 30%, which in turn leads to high levels of cargo rollovers, and in turn encourages even more overbooking. Maersk Spot pledges full visibility of the price and terms that will ensure cargoes get on board. The ... [+]

It’s still -25 degrees in Russia

Maersk has broken ground on a new cold store in St. Petersburg. The facility at the PNK Park Sofiyskaya offers 23,700 sq m, with 35 docks and can serve up to 200 trucks a day. Maximum storage capacity is over 50 000 tonnes. Some 40% of the new warehouse will be ... [+]

Maersk offers online clearance

Maersk Line says it has become the first container shipping company to offer digital ocean customs clearance. It has launched a customs clearance online shipping management platform in The UK, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland with the goal of expanding this offering across the world by the end ... [+]

Job done for AP Moller chief

Claus Hemmingsen is to step down as vice-chief executive of AP Moller – Maersk and chief executive of the Energy division, on closure of the latter at the end of June. Hemmingsen has successfully concluded the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling as part of a programme ... [+]

Hamburg Sud offers remote reefer monitoring

Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd will demonstrate its future Remote Container Management system at the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin on 6-8 February. In recent months, all the line’s refrigerated boxes have been fitted with the technology which uses satellite and mobile radio technology to monitor containers and the condition ... [+]

Avantida boosts Maersk efficiency

Maersk Line is to offer “street turn” (empty container triangulation) services in the US and Canada through the Avantida platform. Interchange of containers outside of a marine terminal or yard can increase efficiency but until now have required manual processing but use of the new platform gives Maersk dispatchers and ... [+]

Maersk feeder moves from Immingham to Hull

Maersk Line is to move its BG Freight-operated Humberside/Rotterdam feeder service from ABP Immingham to ABP Hull. It says the move will improve accessibility for local shippers and offering convenient connections with deepsea services. The service will call at Rotterdam on Tuesday-Wednesday with a Saturday arrival and departure in Hull. Maersk’s ... [+]

First London Gateway call for Condor

The 18,270teu Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrived at DP World London Gateway on 29November, the first vessel on the AE7/Condor service from China to call at the port. It follows the announcement that the service would begin calling at London Gateway earlier this month. [+]

Container lines to forge common IT platform

IT executives from MSC, AP Moller–Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express plan to set up an association that will create common information technology standards for the container shipping industry. Members of the group identified a need for a neutral and non-profit body for ocean carriers that is driven ... [+]

Maersk maintains haulage schedules despite port problems

Maersk says it has been able to deliver 89% reliability for inland haulage, despite the recent congestion in the UK’s major container ports. It said its success was due to its flexible network, and careful planning and its advice to customers, said customer service director at Maersk UK and Ireland, ... [+]

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