Rhine container surcharges return due to draft drop

 The first low water surcharges of the year are being imposed on European barge cargo as Rhine River levels fall earlier than usual, raising concerns that a long, dry summer will...

Slow-steaming hardly an emissions silver bullet

Things are beginning to get interesting — if not serious — on climate change as it pertains to container shipping, the most recent example being an international campaign to impose speed limits on ships.We already know that the next decade will be a hyperactive period of...

Low-sulfur BAFs offer shippers path to hedge exposure

Shippers may be able to exploit carrier variations in low-sulfur bunker adjustment factor (BAF) mechanisms and shift booked cargo between container lines...

Trans-Pacific reliability rising from record depths

Container line schedule reliability from Asia to the United States improved month over month...

UK advisory undercuts IMO greenhouse emissions goals

The United Kingdom's climate advisory body is recommending the adoption of a "net zero" goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by...

Amid decarbon pressure, ship speeds already slowing

Members of the global shipping industry are calling for mandatory slow-steaming to be imposed on all ocean vessels to speed up...

Container lines reject mandatory speed limit proposal

Container carriers are rejecting proposed mandatory vessel speed limits, saying the move set to be discussed at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting later...

Carriers warn of blank sailings tied to low-sulfur fuel

Carriers are telling customers to prepare for the likelihood of missed sailings in the fourth quarter when a number of...

Panama Canal draft restrictions limiting container ship loadings

Shallower Panama Canal drafts will force some...

India cabotage reform boosting transshipment

Container lines operating to and from India have increased coastal operations in the emerging market country in the wake of a...