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SG releases technical guidance for ships ahead of IMO 2020

SG releases technical guidance for ships ahead of IMO 2020

Dec. 3 | The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) continues to prepare the Port of Singapore and Singapore-registered ships for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% global limit for sulfur in fuel oil used on board ships, as the new...

DoTr push barging of empty containers to Subic port

DoTr push barging of empty containers to Subic port

Dec. 3 | Subic port photo courtesy of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will push shipping lines to return empty containers to North Port, Manila’s domestic terminal, where they can then be transported by barge...

Box volume up 4% in Sep but demand slowdown unabated

Box volume up 4% in Sep but demand slowdown unabated

Dec. 3 | In September, some 13.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) were shipped globally, bringing the full-year total up to 125.2 million TEUs, an improvement of 4% for both the month (year-on-year) and year-to-date. But the Baltic and International...

Fees for additional services now part of Manila North Port official tariff

Fees for additional services now part of Manila North Port official tariff

Dec. 2 | Manila North Port photo courtesy of terminal operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) petition to include fees for additional services in North Port’s official...

Challenging outlook for shipping as new export orders fall—Bimco

Challenging outlook for shipping as new export orders fall—Bimco

Nov. 30 | The effects of rising trade barriers, capital flowing out of emerging market economies, and the elevated geopolitical risk are already being felt and bringing a challenging outlook for the shipping industry, according to the Baltic and International Maritime...

PH ports register 2.06% volume growth in Jan-Oct

PH ports register 2.06% volume growth in Jan-Oct

Nov. 28 | The Port of Batangas is one of the top contributors to the Philippines’ foreign cargo traffic. Photo courtesy of terminal operator Asian Terminals Inc. Cargo volume handled by Philippine ports in the first 10 months of 2018 rose 2.06% year-on-year...

Cavite Gateway Terminal inaugurated

Cavite Gateway Terminal inaugurated

Nov. 25 | President Rodrigo Duterte was the guest speaker at the Nov 22 inauguration of Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza, Cavite. The Philippines’ first container roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) barge terminal, Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza, Cavite province,...

CMA CGM logs volume, revenue growth but profit dives on fuel costs

CMA CGM logs volume, revenue growth but profit dives on fuel costs

Nov. 24 | French container shipping liner CMA CGM reported a volume growth of 5.5% in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2017, attributing the increase to the strength of most of the trades, particularly the trans-Pacific, India/Oceania, and Africa...

Hapag-Lloyd bares new focus for medium-term strategy through 2023

Hapag-Lloyd bares new focus for medium-term strategy through 2023

Nov. 22 | Global ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd announced a new mid-term strategy for the next five years that is no longer centered on further consolidation but on quality, selectivity, and profitability. In a release November 21, the Hamburg-based box shipping liner...

Shipping sees improved profits or reduced losses, higher tech spending in next 12 months

Shipping sees improved profits or reduced losses, higher tech spending in next 12 months

Nov. 19 | Contained optimism about growth currently prevails in the global maritime industry even as stakeholders showed concerned about the potential impact of trade tensions, cyber security, fuel costs, and other headwinds to industry recovery, according to a...
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