MSC says that the majority of containers on board the vessel MSC Gayane seized following a $1.3bn cocaine bust in Philadelphia port have been transhipped onto their original destinations.

How many rugby players can you squeeze into an old GPO telephone box, or students into a Mini? It was a question that came to mind when I read about the arrival on the scene of the monstrous container ship MSC Gulsun, freshly delivered and soon to inflict its 23,000 teu upon the waiting world of container terminals.

More container lines are adding risk surcharges for shipments to and from Middle East Gulf ports following last month’s attack and two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has completed the construction of the world’s largest containership at 23,000-teu for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

ZIM is expanding its cooperation with the 2M alliance as HMM moves away from Maersk and MSC to join THE Alliance.

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are joining the TradeLens meaning the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform can count five of the top six container lines as members.

At least two crew members from an MSC containership have been charged after an estimated $1bn worth of cocaine was found on the vessel in Philadelphia port.

The world’s second and third largest container lines MSC and CMA CGM are joining the blockchain digital shipping platform TradeLens developed by the biggest box line AP Moller – Maersk and IBM.

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has taken a 10% stake Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) the port operating arm of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), China’s largest port equipment manufacturer, bagged orders from Singapore-based PSA and Terminal Investments Ltd Group.

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