Hapag-Lloyd said it will revise and enhance its Gulf Caribbean Service (GCS).
Maersk said it will launch a new weekly intra-America service, MesoAmerica Express (MAE), that will connect the United States and Puerto Rico with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.
The G6 Alliance has unveiled plans to expand into the trans-Atlantic and Asia-U.S. West Coast trade lanes in a widely expected response to the proposed P3 Network partnership between the world’s three largest carriers, Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM.
TOTAL container volumes shipped from northern Europe to North America increased four per cent to 695,000 TEU in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter with only 231,000 TEU moved in September.
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.
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