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  • 28 March 2017

    Shippers who regularly export goods to Asia have been facing a large drop of available slots for containers on almost every shipping line due to changes being introduced by alliances, European Shippers’ Council (ESC) members informed. The main reason given by carriers of the two new alliances is the reshuffling of their organization and the repositioning […]

  • 6 April 2017

    The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) Board of Directors has decided to set up a temporary observer group comprised of representatives of European exporters to monitor closely the situation related to the capacity crunch in container shipping.  The group will analyze the changes in capacity, the time of delays, and the fluctuation of rates. The data […]

  • 19 March 2015

    The European Shippers’ Council (ESC), The Asian Shippers’ Association (ASA) and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) have formed the Global Shippers’ Alliance to cooperate in the field of air freight, maritime transport and trade facilitation, as well as represent shippers’ interests worldwide. The parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding today, in Surabaya, Indonesia. GSA […]

  • 19 November 2014

    The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA), with 70% of respondents expressing concern about the prospect of reduced competition with fewer global carriers, the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) reports. However, shippers appreciate that a balance needs to be struck, alliances and VSA’s are preferable to greater […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Emergence of major shipping alliances has not convinced major shippers of the benefits they promised to bring. While speaking at this week’s TOC Container Supply China event in Singapore David Panjwani, global logistics director for US machinery manufacturer John Deere said that the emergence of four large east-west shipping alliances, combined with the introduction of […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As the International Maritime Organization currently deals with the issue of the loss of containers at sea through consideration of a mandatory scheme for the weighing of containers, the European Shippers Council (the ESC) calls for an alternative path. The ESC says that what is needed is an improvement in the exchange of information between […]

  • 3 June 2009

    Halloween and carnival product manufacturer Rubie’s Masquerade is expanding its warehouse space in the port of Liverpool by more than 50% to 5,800sq metres. The New York-based firm said it was increasing its presence at Liverpool with a new 2,000sq metre storage shed to enable it to increase sales and improve service levels to its […]

  • 5 December 2005

    Following a rip-roaring two years, Korea’s shipping industry has been going through something of a lull in 2005. Now, two of the nation’s leading shippers are taking opposite paths to reinvigorate business.

  • 5 November 2014

    The Secretary General of the Global Shippers’ Forum, Chris Welsh, outlined the need for transparency of carbon emissions and interventions while speaking at the 4th Shipping and Offshore Corporate and Social Responsibility Forum Tuesday. According to Welsh, transparency is essential in order for shippers to be able to identify their carbon footprint. “Leading edge shippers, charters and carriers […]

  • 25 January 2011

    Shippers are asking why carriers are making the introduction of the new EU security rules such an onerous business, says Shippers’ Voice managing partner Andrew Traill. Some carriers are asking for the freight data five days in advance of loading (when the EU requires it only 24 hours in advance for sea freight). One North […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dutch shippers have voiced fears that the alliances in the container liner shipping industry will hinder competition, reducing the choices companies have when shipping their cargo overseas. These were the results of a survey the Dutch Shippers’ Association (EVO), representing the interests of 15,000 manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, collectively referred to as shippers, orders every year […]

  • 18 June 2015

    Left unchecked the carbon emissions from international maritime shipping could increase by 250 per cent, according to the Global Shippers’ Forum. The assessment by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is highlighted in the fourth edition of the GSF Maritime Emissions policy briefing which was launched this month.  The policy briefing states that at present carbon […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Car shipping majors are facing another class action complaint by vehicle shippers who have taken their case before the United States Federal Maritime Commission.  Companies being targeted by the complaint are led by Japanese RORO giants NYK Line, Mitsui O.S.K., “K” Line, followed by World Logistics Service (U.S.A.), Eukor Car Carriers, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, CSAV, Höegh Autoliners, Autotrans and Nissan […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a customer community of the world’s biggest importers and exporters, announced that it has engaged Maersk Line in response to the ocean carrier’s recently announced “Manifesto,” which calls for changes in the way carriers and shippers conduct their business. The Shipper Council is also working with executives at other […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    ITIC has emphasised the need for marine surveyors and other shipping and transport intermediaries to include their terms and conditions in all their business dealings in order to protect their position in the event of potential legal action. In the latest issue of its Claim Review, ITIC cites the case of a marine surveyor instructed […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Commissioner of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) William P. Doyle voted in favor of Maersk/MSC/HMM Strategic Cooperation Agreement on March 28.  However, Commissioner Doyle expressed concerns to Danish Maersk Line, Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and South Korean Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) related to ” the shipping public, American businesses and consumers.” “Despite announcements that […]

  • 14 May 2015

    Congestion woes at the US Pacific ports caused by a recent labor dispute have helped the US East Coast ports to grow at a faster rate than their West Coast counterparts, according to the inaugural edition of ‘North America Ports Logistics Annual Report,’ issued by the American commercial real estate company CBRE Group. But even as the East […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. has issued a statement informing their clients that their cargo movements have been affected by truck capacity issues brought on by a number of factors such as stricter regulations, driver shortages and infrastructure issues.   Evergreen goes on to say that every ocean carrier is being impacted by the truck shortages. This […]

  • 22 November 2011

      President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to develop new ports in some major cities like Lagos, Calabar, and Port Harcourt to enable the co… By Oluwakemi Dauda (thenationonlineng) [mappress] Source: thenationonlineng, November 22, 2011;  

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    2015 will be good for the shipping industry with sector specific risks projected to decline and new investment slated to flow in, the investment analyst Zacks predicts. Cheaper fuel will be a major positive for shipping companies this year, according to Zacks.  The slump in crude is expected to significantly reduce costs of bunker fuel prices this […]

  • 23 April 2015

    The world’s first standardised contract terms and conditions for use in container shipping markets worldwide was launched at the 2015 Containerisation International Conference in Hamburg on 22 April. Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has joined forces with the Baltic International Maritime Council Organisation in a two-year discussions to develop the BIMCO/GSF SERVICECON container shipping contract. The […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Shippers’ Council has revealed plans to start a global review of the container liner shipping market to address growing concerns among manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers about the long term threats of a concentrated container liner shipping industry through alliances, the ESC said in a release. Representing the logistic interests of manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, collectively referred […]