2019 Asia North Europe Schedule Launched

2019 Asia North Europe Schedule Launched

The 2019 instalment of the UniOcean Lines Asia Europe Service Directory has just been released, which includes all major inbound and outbound loops and services operating in the trade, being the most comprehensive sailing schedule available on the market. The...
Global Container Growth Rebound

Global Container Growth Rebound

Global container movements increased in volume during 2018 by 4 percent to 146.4 million twenty foot equivalent containers (TEU), which was down on the 5.6% growth that was witnessed the previous year. A slowdown of the global economy, caused by escalating trade...
Alliances Chasing Consortium Extension

Alliances Chasing Consortium Extension

The steamship alliances have called for an extension on their block exemption agreement with the European Union this week, as they seek approval to continue their arrangements for another 5 years.The EU commission approved the current exemption in 2014, which allows...
Trump Monitoring Carrier Alliances

Trump Monitoring Carrier Alliances

A bill was passed this week in the US, which provides the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) with more power to regulate ocean carrier alliances. The revised Shipping Act was approved by President Trump this week and provides protection to container terminal operators,...
Hats Off to the Panama Canal

Hats Off to the Panama Canal

  The Panama Canal has been winning back its market share of round the world trips since its major upgrade two years ago. The strategic canal opened enlarged locks in 2016 to increase the capacity size of ships that could navigate the waterway. The lock upgrade...