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

Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine has placed an order for four feeder container vessels at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.

Japanese container line joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd concluded a bi-lateral feeder agreement that will initially cover trades in intra-Asia and intra-Europe.

Bangkok-headquartered Regional Container Lines (RCL) is splitting its service between Singapore and Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Songkla, Thailand into two.

Despite the apparent shows of strength in recent months, there are clearly signs of concern in the container market in several areas.

Regional Container Lines (RCL) is launching its first service from Colombo to Tuticorin.

Fifty thousand teu vessels are not out of the question, writes reader Paul Polinger, in response to the article – McKinsey 50,000 teu megaship forecast dismissed as insane.

Indonesian state-owned line Pelni will spend IDR500bn ($37m) on purchasing six secondhand feeder container vessels in support of President Joko Widodo's maritime highway scheme.

Regional feeder line SITC firmed up an order for two 1,011-teu gearless container vessels from an unnamed Korean yard and exercised options for two more similar vessels for delivery in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Maersk Line has confirmed a move to abort feeder services to and from 10 Chinese ports as part of an overall effort to reduce costs, amid the sluggish container shipping market.

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