What do you mean by the phrase –“long-term crew strategy”? In recent years, in our beloved shipping industry, I have tended to believe that it is trying to find a Second Engineer with a chemicals endorsement and US visa, for a ship leaving Singapore next Tuesday.

Maersk has announced the acquisition of a customs brokerage and logistics US firm Vandegrift Inc. to strengthen and broaden the group’s service offering to customers.

North European feeder operator Team Lines is closing its doors as mainlines increasingly operate their own feeder services.

China Navigation Co (CNCo) is acquiring the dry bulk shipping business of Hamburg Süd as the German company focuses on container shipping as part of Maersk.

The switch by Maersk Line and MSC of a transatlantic service from Liverpool from Felixstowe last July after the latter port suffered severe delays due to problems with a new terminal operating system has become permanent.

The cooperation between ZIM and the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC is being expanded to the Asia – Med and Asia – Pacific Northwest trades covering four services.

Maersk Supply Services has clinched a long-term contract for two anchor handlers to support the Chevron- operated Gorgon Stage Two drilling programme.

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has decided to cease operations at its dry container production facility in Dongguan, China and direct its focus on the cold chain business.

The port of Hull has got its first connection to the deepsea mainline container trades via a feeder service from Maersk Line.

Maersk has set out a vision to achieve zero carbon dioxide emission by 2050, with an intermediate goal of having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030.

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