Taiwanese-owned Hong Kong-based intra-Asia feeder line is planning an initial public offering in Hong Kong, local media reported.

DP World is broadening its logistics base with the EUR660m  ($763.8m) acquisition of the Unifeeder Group from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders.

APL is boosting its commitment to the Middle East with the addition of a call to the Iraq port of Umm Qasr on its Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service as well as a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia.

SITC has placed an order for two additional 2,400 teu containerships from Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for $29m each or a total of $58m.

Regional Container Lines (RCL) is splitting its service from Singapore to Palembang and Pasir Gudang into two increasing the frequency of calls.

Regional Container Lines (RCL) is launching a new service linking Belawan, Indonesia with Penang, Malaysia.

Container carrier CMA CGM will launch a new direct service later this month linking the Black Sea to Algeria and Morocco, in line with the carrier’s strategy of developing short sea lines in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

The port of Rotterdam has registered growth in container throughput for the first six months of this year, aided by higher productivity of terminals and a sharp increase in feeder traffic.

Norway’s Kongsberg Group has entered into a partnership with global fertilizer company YARA to build what is claimed will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder.

Athens-based Euroseas has sold a 72,119-dwt dry bulk carrier for scrap, and took delivery of a secondhand 1,645-teu feeder boxship.

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