Unreliable ocean service cramps Europe shippers

European shippers plagued by chronic liner schedule reliability — falling to as low as 65 percent on the Asia-Europe trade last year— and a lack of visibility say it hampers their ability to manage inventory levels, hurts...

Outpacing market in trans-Pac gains, OOCL warns of tariff impact

"The strong cargo volume seen in most east-west trade lanes, especially on trans-Pacific routes, is encouraging, not least because it is a trend that has now been sustained for over a year," said outgoing chairman CC Tung. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. LONDON — Amid double-digit growth in trans-Pacific volume and sustained strength...

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...

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...

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...

IMO Workshop on NMTP in Caribbean

The Caribbean Country of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work promoting good maritime governance practice – through a National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) workshop…

ZEABORN Acquires CPO Tankers

The international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Bremen-based Breakbulk shipping line Zeaborn Group (ZEABORN) on its acquisition of Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers).ZEABORN acquired CPO Tankschiffreederei from the Offen Group…

Energy Firms Lack in Digital Skills: DNV GL

91% of energy companies say digital skills training is needed, data science and big data analytics identified as most important digital skillsets & 65% of organizations need employees with creative problem-solving competence in their workforce.A…