Hapag-Lloyd is joining CMA CGM and APL in charging a war risk surcharge for cargo to and from ports in the Middle East Gulf.

Four major lines – AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE – have jointly established Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) to drive standardisation, digitalisation and interoperability in the industry.

German bank Berenberg and a managing partner have been investigated over an alleged insider-trading scandal of Hapag-Lloyd’s shares, reports said.

The fire-hit Yantian Express containership has arrived at Port of Freeport, Bahamas and berthed on 4 February, going through fire inspection and decontamination.

General Average has been declared on the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a container fire on 3 January.

AP Moller-Maersk, CMA CGM, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd and MSC have joined hands to form a new container shipping association to pave the way for digitalisation, standardisation and interoperability in the container shipping industry.

With a renewed eye on the Middle East and Africa, Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa, with the recent launch of new dedicated services as well as forays into the intermodal market.

A week ago we wrote that the latest round of consolidation in the container shipping sector appeared largely complete with regulatory approval for Cosco Shipping to buy Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL), but yesterday up pops the story that CMA CGM had approached rival Hapag-Lloyd on a stock-for-stock merger.

Hapag-Lloyd has taken delivery of the 15,000 teu Al Jemilyah, the last of a series 17 newbuilds ordered from the Hyundai Samho yard by UASC in the summer of 2013.

Tourism group TUI has disposed of its remaining shares in container carrier Hapag-Lloyd, allowing it to raise around $278m from the sale of 8.5m shares.

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