Kenya National line ‘to rise again’

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says that the country is planning to revive its state-owned shipping line with the help of the Mediterranean Shipping (MSC), according to news agency Bloomburg. Kenyatta has signed an agreement with MSC’s first vice president Giovanni Cuomo. The report says that the original Kenya National Shipping Line, which was established in 1987 and stagnated after years of mismanagement, is “expected to once again become an active participant ... [+]

Liverpool to handle biggest box ships yet

Peel Ports’ new Liverpool2, container terminal will handle its largest regular caller to date when the 2M (Maersk and MSC) alliance temporarily switch their TA2 transatlantic service from Felixstowe on 22 July. At the same time, Maersk Line’s Colombia Express will also start an export service from Liverpool to Newark, New ... [+]

MSC to make temporary cut to Asia/Europe service

MSC says it will make a temporary adjustment to its Asia-Europe services around the end of the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the anticipated slowdown in demand after the Golden Week holiday in the Far East. It plans to suspend one of its ... [+]

Felixstowe hit by IT woes

Shipping lines and freight forwarders are reporting continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe after teething problems hit a new terminal operating system. MSC said it was carrying out a diversion plan to minimise the impact on customers, while Cosco said it was divert vessels and cancelling calls in the Suffolk ... [+]

MSC joins box data club

MSC has become the latest shipping line to register its global container fleet on BIC’s BoxTech Global Container Database. It makes available technical details of more than 10 million containers, 40% of the global fleet, to database users including shippers, forwarders, terminals and software solution providers. BIC secretary general Douglas ... [+]

Maersk Line container vessel on fire in Arabian Sea – four missing

A serious fire broke out on board the 15,262teu Maersk Honam while she was en route from Singapore to Suez at 15.20GMT on 6 March, 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. Following unsuccessful attempts to fight the fire, 23 crew members were safely evacuated to the ALS Ceres, but ... [+]

CINS wins safety award

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has won the Bureau International des Containers 2017 Award. Presented annually, the award honours an individual or organisation for notable contributions to safety, security, standardization, or sustainability in containerised transportation. It was presented to CINS vice-chairman Ken Rohlmann of Hapag Lloyd, and Jean-Christophe Triat ... [+]

New London Gateway/South America service

MSC and Hapag Lloyd are introducing a new service between South America’s east coast and Northern Europe, improving port coverage and transit times. The new NWC/SAEC service will call at London Gateway and ports in North-West Europe, Rio Sepetiba, Santos, Navegantes, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Navegantes, Paranagua and returning ... [+]

Clydeport in good spirits as largest-ever ship calls

Scotland’s Greenock Ocean Terminal handled its largest ever container vessel last week – the 4,045teu MSC Pohorje. The team at the Peel Ports-owned facility loaded 500teu of Scottish spirits destined for Le Havre, France. As reported in the Scotland feature in FBJ 5 earlier this month, Peel Ports has high hopes ... [+]

MSC launches London Gateway-West Africa service

MSC’s West Africa Service started calls at DP World London Gateway with the visit of the MSC Sabrina on 27 June. The service calls at ports including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema with transit times of around 22 days. MSC UK commercial director, Michael Collins, said: “This move follows the reconfiguration of ... [+]

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