Driven by growing domestic demand and a booming economy, cargo volume handled by Philippines ports grew 7% in the first half to 125.8m metric tons (mt) from 117.1m metric tons in the previous corresponding period, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said.

The first ever UK to China export train has departed from DP World London Gateway’s rail terminal in South Essex, with containers full of British goods.

The eighth edition of Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) opens today in Dubai bringing together maritime industry professionals from across the region and beyond.

Maersk Line is to begin calling in Iran again after a five year hiatus.

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic combination container/roll‐on roll‐off (conro) vessels, following the christening of the Atlantic Sea, by HRH The Princess Royal at UK's Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

China International Marine Containers (CIMC) warned that it may turn to a loss for the first nine months of the year.

There is potential for Maersk Line intra-Asia unit MCC Transport to make a foray into the Indonesian cabotage market but there are also many challenges and many other opportunities in the market that the company is not really focussing on it at the moment, its ceo Tim Wickmann told Seatrade Maritime News.

Traditional panamax-size container ships, while often thought of as a candidate to cascade into intra-Asia routes, are inapproprate for the trade lane, said MCC Transport ceo Tim Wickmann at the TPM Asia Conference 2016 in Shenzhen.

China's trade patterns have already shifted from the developed economies to the emerging market economies and these are expected to fuel the Asian giant's future growth, Seabury maritime director Michel Looten said at the TPM Asia Conference 2016 in Shenzhen.

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has clarified that’s it’s joint Maple/TP1 service with Maersk Line added after the collapse of Hanjin shipping will continue at the end of the month.

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