World’s Busiest Container Port

World’s Busiest Container Port

The port of Shanghai is still the world’s largest container port, however, recent data reveals its lead over its closest rival Singapore tightened last year.The famous container port faces the East China Sea and was first opened in 1842. Shanghai port container...
Asia-Europe Transit Times Increase

Asia-Europe Transit Times Increase

From the end of March, considerable changes to carriers and alliance schedules on the Asia-North Europe route will be implemented, resulting in longer average transit times as vessel sailing speeds continue to be reduced further.The new schedules will mean that the...
New Europe-Australia Service

New Europe-Australia Service

A new service connecting northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia and South-east Asia, is being collectively launched by Ocean Alliance member CMA CGM and the 2M’s MSC.Set to launch in September, the partnership will see the carriers upgrade their respective Nemo...
US/China Talking Before Duty Deadline

US/China Talking Before Duty Deadline

On March 2nd 2019, tariffs across $200 billion worth of goods from China to the US are set to rise from 10% to 25%, unless a deal can be reached between the countries. According to President Donald Trump, there is a possibility that the US will extend the March 2nd...
Blank Sailings Yet Extra Capacity Due

Blank Sailings Yet Extra Capacity Due

According to the loadstar, a number of blank sailings are being introduced by carriers over the next few weeks, as early indications suggest that post Chinese New Year volumes will be lower than originally expected.The 2M Alliance have announced that the Feb/Mar loops...