Hapag-UASC merger complete

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) formally completed their merger on 24 MayThe deal creates a company with 230 vessels and a shared fleet capacity of approximately 1.6 million teu, the fifth-largest liner shipping company in the world. [+]

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC unite to create fifth biggest line

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) signed a business combination agreement to merge both companies on 18 July. The new Hapag-Lloyd will be among the five largest container shipping lines in the world, with 237 vessels and a total  capacity of around 1.6m teu and turnover of about US$12 ... [+]

Another shipping shake-up as ocean alliance confirmed – updated

Following several weeks of speculation, CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line have confirmed that they are to form a new grouping, the Ocean Alliance.It will offer services including Asia-Europe, Transatlantic, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Red Sea, Asia-Middle East, Trans-Pacific, and Asia-North America East Coast. In a statement, its ... [+]

London Gateway welcomes a record-breaker

DP World London Gateway Port welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships on 2 January when UASC's Al Muraykh diverted from Felixstowe to the new port. The vessel, which was en route from Malaysia, has a nominal capacity of 18,800teu, was actually carrying 18,601teu – a world record. London ... [+]

New Felixstowe call as Ocean Three tweaks Asia-Europe routes

CMA CGM and its Ocean Three partners China Shipping and UASC have launched a new service to replace its FAL2 and FAL3 services, including a new export call from Felixstowe as well as improved transit times, an new import call at Chiwan and a new call in Vietnam. The operators ... [+]

UASC’s newest and biggest calls in Felixstowe

United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) newest and biggest vessel, the 18,800teu Barzan, has made her maiden call at Felixstowe. She arrived from Port Kelang in Malaysia on UASC’s AEC1 service between Asia and North Europe which also calls at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Port Kelang, Rotterdam and Hamburg. [+]

UASC starts London Gateway calls

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has started its previously announced services to London Gateway on its South America 2 service. it is part of an existing fixed day weekly service to ports including Paranagua (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Rio Grande (Brazil), Itapoa (Brazil) and Santos (Brazil). [+]

New deal brings UASC onto North Atlantic – but upsets shippers

Middle East-owned container line UASC has signed another partnership – with CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd, to bring it onto the North Atlantic service for the first time. Under a vessel sharing agreement, the service will call at north-west Europe, Southampton, New York, Norfolk, Charleston and Savannah and vice-versa, with ... [+]

UASC names first LNG ship

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) christened its LNG-ready ultra large container vessel MV Sajir in Ulsan, Korea on 27 November. The first ship of its kind in the world, it is part of a fleet of 17 similar vessels being build by Hyundai with capacities ranging from 15,000 to 18,800teu. [+]

UASC and Hamburg Sud get together

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Hamburg Süd have signed a global cooperation agreement. Initially, the two partners will cooperate on several of their respective core trades, with Hamburg Süd entering the Asia-North Europe and Asia-US trades in December and January 2015, respectively, while UASC will enter the Europe-South America ... [+]

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