Maersk Line, MSC, ZIM, Hamburg Süd, and Hyundai Merchant Marine have added the first direct connection from the southern Chinese port of Guangzhou to the east coast of the US.
China Cosco Shipping mega-boxship CSCL Jupiter has suffered damage in a collision in Cai Mep, Vietnam.
AP Moller-Maersk has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war is impacting growth, and it could “in isolation remove up to 0.5% of global container demand” in 2019 and 2020.
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.
Maersk is to use bio-fuels to offer carbon neutral shipping under a pilot scheme with retailer H&M Group the first customer.
The Monaco Maersk has set the record for a loaded container vessel with 19,284 teu onboard departing Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.