In the face of two major hurricanes, the US Department of Homeland Security has now extended its previous Jones Act waiver (due to expire 14 September) for another week.

The period of rate stability in container shipping that followed the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping is coming to an end according to analyst Alphaliner.

Skies have cleared over Texas as what was Hurricane Harvey has now moved inland, but the damage, and the implications for shipping, are still unfolding.

Following it's merger with UASC Hapag-Lloyd’s debt has ballooned to $8.34bn and the line says it does not plan to newbuildings.

The trend towards digitalisation is inexorable but what this entails is as diverse as the number of its proponents.

Singapore harbour pilotage provider PSA Marine is in a drive to improve the safety of boarding for pilots.

It was some 45 years ago that marine biologists working in the South of England commented on new species of seaweed which were appearing around the Solent. They were traced back to Japan and “bio-detectives” suggested that they had arrived adhering to the bottoms of the first generation of containerships that were arriving from the Far East into the Hampshire port.

The very large containership CSCL Jupiter has been successfully refloated at first attempt.

A survey of owners and operators that have fitted ballast water management systems (BWMS) by classification society ABS found that some 43% were considered “inoperable” or “problematic”.

The Hong Kong Shippers Council says it welcomes the territory’s Competition Commission's decision to grant a block exemption to voluntary discussion agreements (VDAs) among container lines.

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