03-November-2023: The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) announced new operational measures, following “41% less rainfall than usual”.

03-November-2023: In continuation of the ongoing war in Israel, more and more carriers implementing a War Risk surcharge for shipments to Israel. Without prior notice we are forced to implement this surcharge on pending and new bookings on a case-by-case occasion.

03-November-2023: Fighting the global warming and to contribute to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carriers will introduce a new surcharge with effect of January 1st 2024, called “EU Emissions Trading System”.

03-November-2023: Creating a artificial shortage of space by extending the blank sailing program, a General Rate Increase with effect of November 1st is announced on the Far East West Bound trade.

03-November-2023: In addition to the suspension of THE alliance’s FE5 service, shipping lines have announced the continuation and/or expansion of the blank sailing program in November and December

01-November-2023: In consideration of the present market situation, THE Alliance will make changes to the Asia – North Europe Network by suspending FE5 service from week 46.

22-May-2023: According to Alphaliner, a French provider of shipping statistics, MSC is about to become the first container shipping company with a fleet of more than 5 million TEU. Currently, the counter for the Swiss-Italian shipping company stands at 4,956,720 TEU, according to Alphaliner.

22-May-2023: The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed cooperation agreements with around 20 regions worldwide to promote the import of green hydrogen. Speaking at the World Hydrogen Summit, an international summit on hydrogen, managing director Allard Castelein said there is interest from more regions to participate in this partnership.

22-May-2023: The first all-electric container lift in continental Europe was recently commissioned at PSA’s MPET terminal in the port of Antwerp. Konecranes, the manufacturer, used the latest battery technology in building the lift, allowing the e-straddle carrier to run continuously for more than four hours.

22-May-2023: DP World has taken another step in its ambition to become the most sustainable logistics company in the UK following the successful testing of new solar power units at its London Gateway hub.