More container lines are adding risk surcharges for shipments to and from Middle East Gulf ports following last month’s attack and two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

ZIM is expanding its cooperation with the 2M alliance as HMM moves away from Maersk and MSC to join THE Alliance.

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are joining the TradeLens meaning the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform can count five of the top six container lines as members.

Maersk is to use bio-fuels to offer carbon neutral shipping under a pilot scheme with retailer H&M Group the first customer.

A number of Singapore’s top shipowners are ready for the transition to IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel with BW Group, Maersk Tankers, Pacific Carriers Ltd, AET, and Pacific International Lines (PIL) all named at an industry seminar on Thursday.

The Monaco Maersk has set the record for a loaded container vessel with 19,284 teu onboard departing Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.

Former BW Group and Norden chief Carsten Mortensen is taking up the role of non-executive chairman at weather routing company StormGeo.

Container shipping and logistics giant AP Moller – Maersk remained in the red in Q1 with a $104m loss, although results were improved despite a weaker box shipping market.

In co-operation with parent company Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd will be expanding and enhancing the services it offers on Central America, the Caribbean and South America West Coast, beginning in June 2019.

The world’s largest container shipping company AP Moller – Maersk has signed a contract five 2,200 teu feederships with Chinese shipbuilding company CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard.

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