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Golden week announcement!

Golden week in China from 01/10-18 to 7/10-18 is coming shortly and we would like to prepare all about this in due time. Please expect various carriers to announce blank sailings before/under and after this period and various schedule changes will occur. Kindly contact your Hecksher contact person for more info in order to prepare […]
Rise in bunkering bills needs to be passed on to customers, say lines, with little scope for further deceleration of vessel speeds – the ‘last resort’ for carriers. Container shipping executives have called for the supply chain to share the burden of rising fuel costs, which they describe as an economic hit of the value […]
COMPETITION authorities in South Africa have approved K Line, MOL and NYK Line’s containership joint venture Ocean Network Express.  It means the venture has now received approval from competition authorities in all the jurisdictions in which it will conduct activities and has the all-clear to start operations as scheduled on April 1, the trio s
China can now boast the world’s first port to have an annual throughput of more than 1bn tonnes. Ningbo-Zhoushan port to the south of Shanghai hit the milestone on Wednesday, cementing its position as the world’s largest port in overall tonnage terms. The ports of Ningbo and Zhoushan in Zhejiang province merged nearly a decade […]
Danish carrier expects savings of $350m-$400m a year from 2019, as it takes over 105 ships from Hamburg Süd MAERSK Line is about to start the process of integrating Hamburg Süd after announcing it had received all regulatory approvals for its $4bn acquisition of the German carrier and had completed the deal. The Danish giant […]
Rolf Habben Jansen: “Integration completed” / Annual synergy effects of USD 435 million expected beginning in 2019 Today, Hapag-Lloyd successfully completed the integration of UASC into the Group. At a gathering of the shipping company’s global management in Hamburg, Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, said in the afternoon: “Thanks
NileDutch, headquartered in Rotterdam (NL), is pleased to announce the introduction of an additional port call – Praia – to its MPV service. The port of Praia – Cape Verde will be served every 21 days, with competitive transit times from Antwerp, Rouen, Leixoes and Lisbon. The first port call will be performed by the […]
Container services to or from Doha will likely be disrupted until a logistical solution can be found. SHIPPING lines have begun to halt their Qatar services, after the Saudi Arabia-led alliance severed ties with the small Middle East country. “In response to the current political climate in the region, all Orient Overseas Container Line ships [&h
Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines on Tuesday signed an agreement for a strategic operational partnership in air cargo transportation. The deal, the first of its kind in the air cargo industry between a mainline airline and a specialised freighter operator, will allow cooperation between two carriers with complementary strengths and shared val
APM Terminals Gothenburg has received notice of four industrial actions from the Swedish Dockworkers Union, section 4 (SDU) to:1) not use of pool workers (“Blixt”) driving straddle carriers without instructors effect from 1st June 2017 at 24.00hrs. and last until 30th June 2017 24.00hrs 2) no use of overtime effect as of 15th May 2017 16.00