Egypt has increased security along the Suez Canal after receiving threats that jihadists were planning attacks along the waterway, United Press International reports.
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in October and November.
GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargo and container types from east Asia (excluding Japan) to Red Sea from November 1.
Galborg USA has upgraded its refrigerated container cargo service from Jacksonville, Fla., to ports in Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique, according to Jacksonville Port Authority.
SHIPPERS on the US east coast are fearful of cargo delays brought about by larger containerships expected with the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2015, reports Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
CHINA Shipping Container Lines' (CSCL) containerships have started calling at APM Terminals Zeebrugge after buying 24 per cent of the Belgian container terminal.
GERMANY's Hapag Lloyd will increase rates for all cargo and all container types from North East Asia to Australia by US$400 per TEU from October 24.
APL has received delivery of the APL Charleston, sixth of twelve 9,200 TEUers from Korea's Daewoo yards, first ordered as 10 vessels in July 2010 by Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) as ten 8,400 TEUers, then increased to 9,200 TEU a year later, reports Alphaliner.
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for Asia-related trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in October and November.
National Shipping of America, which in May started a fortnightly service between Houston and Puerto Rico, said it will add a southbound call in Port Everglades, enabling it to offer both fast transit from the mainland to Puerto Rico and a "marine highway" service from Houston to South Florida.
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