MSC said export cargo from the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada to North Europe (including Scandinavia and the Baltic region), the western Mediterranean and Israel will be subject to a peak season surcharge of $200 per 20-foot container and $400 per 40-foot container, effective Nov. 18, 2013.
South Korean shipping line Hanjin, which badly needs to cut costs, plans to leave the Port of Portland, threatening the northwest economy, increasing costs to big importers and putting at risk the viability of the port's international container terminal.
The P3 Network alliance among the world’s three largest container carriers will operate a fleet of 255 ships with total capacity of 2.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units on 29 service loops in the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades, according to details released by Mediterranean Shipping Co.
EMIRATES Shipping Line has announced a rate increase of US$500 per TEU and $1,000 per FEU on all westbound cargo to Middle East region from Far East and South East Asia from November 1.
Maersk Line said it will be increase rates for cargo moving between the United States and Far East Asia on Nov. 15.
Liner carrier APL has put its newest containership, the 9,200-TEU APL Savannah, into service in the transpacific.
Egypt has increased security along the Suez Canal after receiving threats that jihadists were planning attacks along the waterway, United Press International reports.
Germany's Lufthansa Group says the group flew three per cent more passengers in September compared to last year.
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in October and November.
Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, announced the inauguration of air cargo service from Ben Gurion International Airport to Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku.