Cargo volume in Panamanian ports hit a record 7.01m teu last year, but only showed a slight growth of 1.7% compared to 6.89 teu the year before.
The need for speed and efficient handling is critical in the reefer trade and digitisation is set to play an increasingly important role.
MSC has become the latest line to divert one of its services away from the Port of Felixstowe as disruption and delays continue at the UK port following the introduction of a new terminal operating system in June.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has diverted its North Europe – Turkey (NET) service to Southampton in the UK from the Port of Felixstowe as the latter terminal continues to suffer disruptions months after installing a new terminal operating system.
The Port of Felixstowe says the performance of its troubled new terminal operating system is continuing to stabilise, however, productivity levels remain similar to a week earlier.
COSCO Shipping Holdings has held true to its pledge to keep Orient Overseas (International) Ltd, the parent of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), as a listed company in Hong Kong.
Delays are continuing at one of the UK's main ports – Felixstowe – three weeks after a new terminal operating system was installed.
Hutchison Ports new terminal at Laem Chabang Port in Thailand when it fully completed by 2023 to 2024, will be the biggest terminal in the world to have fully remote controlled facilities.