MSC and Zim will again be operating a seasonal Black Sea service from November.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has snagged six of the 11 megamax containership order by MSC.

Following today’s reports that MSC has ordered 11 units of 22,000 teu from Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), latest statistics from Alphaliner on what it calls ‘megamax’ containerships of 18,000 to 22,000 teu reveal some curious coincidences between ordering patterns of individual lines and alliances.

Niche container carrier Wan Hai Lines was the most reliable in Q2 as overall reliability for the sector improved according to analysts SeaIntel.

MSC it is actively monitoring the situation in regard to three vessels it has on time charter from bankrupt Rickmers Group.

MSC set the record for the largest container ship to ever call an Israeli port last Friday.

A fire is being battled onboard the 14,000 teu MSC mega-boxship off Sri Lanka.

Close to nine months after the inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal the 1,000th neo-panamax vessel has transited the waterway.

Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) have penned a strategic cooperation on East-West trades that will include a series of slot exchanges and slot purchases.

Eleven international major carriers have complied with Chinese authorities’ request to lower terminal handling charges so as to reflect the present market conditions, and potentially allow the import and export enterprises to save around RMB3.5bn ($508m).

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