Vietnam Shipper No 116
Bigger container ships may be holding back recovery Shipowners may look to larger vessels to overcome their immediate cost challenges, but industry players have warned that bigger ships present a host of other challenges which the industry has to prepare itself for.
Vietnam Shipper No 115
Shift in food transport from bulk to boxes Food importers in Asia are switching from dry bulk cargo ships to container vessels, which normally carry goods such as toys and TVs, as they offer a way to import smaller amounts and can be cheaper per tonne.
Vietnam Shipper No 114
New era begins as P3 celebrates FMC ruling Denmark\\\'s AP Moeller-Maersk\\\'s Maersk Line, France\\\'s CMA-CGM and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co - the world\\\'s three biggest container-shipping companies by capacity - won approval for their proposed P3 Alliance from the US Federal Maritime Commission by the end of March.
Vietnam Shipper No 113
Container weight debate heats up: Shippers should pay attention to the possible impact if the proposed amendments to the International Convetion of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) are adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in May 2014.
Vietnam Shipper 109
E-W cascading sparks N-S rate war as capacity proves hard to soak up. In July and August carriers maintained June\\\\\\\'s eastbound capacity levels at 1,167,000 TEU in July, cutting one per cent in September to 1,146,000 TEU through the cancellation of 12 sailings in September against two in August.
Vietnam Shipper 108
Mega ships to put pressure on rates, warns analyst The arrival of 18,000 TEU Triple-E ships are going to put further pressure on container freight rates. The cost-saving attributes of the mega size vessels could cut both ways as shippers would like some of these savings in costs to be passed on to them in the form of lower freight rates.
Vietnam Shipper No 106
Challenging times for European carriers Emirates’ introduction of a daily passenger B777 from Dubai to Lisbon single handedly more than doubled airfreight capacity from Portugal, one of the Eurozone’s weakest economies, to the Near East and Asia. Nothing could better illustrate the problems afflicting the European airfreight market and its native carriers. Demand is weak, and competition intensifying.
Vietnam Shipper No 104
A new day for global air cargo security They call the October 2010 terrorist bomb hidden inside a shipment of printer cartridges air cargo’s “9-11.” That’s because, although the flight from Yemen to the U.S was thwarted, the threat nevertheless shook the air cargo industry around the globe.
Vietnam Shipper No. 99-100
Logistics The emissions-trading battle continues Late last year, complaints against the EU for deciding to implement its carbon-trading scheme to airlines flying in and out of Europe starting in 2012 were passionate.
Vietnam Shipper No. 98
Logistics Time and Money Advantages of Logistics Clusters These clusters are agglomerations of logistics activities in a region or logistics park, and there can be huge cost-saving advantages to locating in them.