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Southampton working to clear backlog

DP World, owner of Southampton container port has issued an update outlining the root cause of the delays and their recovery plans to try and get the port back on track.

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Shipping alliances investigated by EU

The European Commission is seeking views from stakeholders regarding the existing exemption of container shipping consortia from European Union antitrust rules that ban anticompetitive agreements between companies.

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Container shippers face increasing delays

Trade press reports are highlighting increasingly negative service issues, as ports, carriers and hauliers struggle to deal with the fallout from Felixstowe’s disastrous software upgrades.

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The world’s biggest ship, line, alliance, industry……

Leading the way for a global shipping industry that is bigger and more consolidated than ever: The Mumbai Maersk has broken the record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed after leaving Malaysia last week with 19,038 TEU aboard.

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Shippers find ways to beat North Europe delays

Shippers from Asia are increasingly considering the potential of southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks continue to delay container delivery through some of the Northern gateways.

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Same Same, but different

Service withdrawal, vessel upsizing and additional loops are pinning rates down ahead of the traditional peak season on one trade, while tight capacity is forcing them up on another.

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Emergency surcharges and a rising market

The outlook for container shipping may have suggested a softening market, but the current market is surprisingly volatile, with emergency surcharges imposed from 1st June. Here’s what you need to do to protect your supply chain………

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American shippers facing massive disruption

North American supply chains are experiencing massive disruption as bad weather continues to impact operations and port delays are exacerbated by a shortage of haulage capacity that is so bad, shippers are snooping to find potential hauliers.

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Smallest ships, fastest service

While Hyundai Merchant Marine gets ready to re-enter the Asia/Europe trade with the route’s smallest ships, 2018 is set to be the year of the ultra-large containership, with 53 ships larger than 13,500 TEU scheduled for delivery in the coming months.

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Asia-Europe carrier reliability improving

Schedule reliability is critical and can cause huge problems if it declines because a vessel is delayed, a sailing omitted, or a container rolled. All typical scenarios in the period before and after the Chinese New Year holidays which start this week.

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