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By Alex Lennane 28/06/2017 Maersk Line is today unable to take bookings following yesterday’s Petya ransomware cyber attack, in what has been called “shipping’s Y2K moment”. While all vessel operations will continue, making “the majority” of port calls, the shipping line says it has “shut down” IT and communications infrastructure as a security measure. Maersk said: “Access to most ports
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By John Woodside with additional reporting by Si Chen, Xu Wenjuan and Liu Huilan 23/05/2017 The 2015 warehouse explosion in Tianjin was one of the worst manmade disasters in Chinese history – and exposed the darker side of rapid urbanisation This article is a project of UBC’s International Reporting Program It was almost midnight on
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April a Strong Month for West and East Coast Ports

By Ari Ashe, Staff Reporter 5/22/2017 The top North American ports had another strong month in April as larger vessels begin to arrive and drop off more containers in a single stop than ever before. The Georgia Ports Authority processed 333,006 industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, a 12% increase compared with April 2016. The total
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By Mike Wackett 24/04/2017 Yang Ming today issued an update on its financial status to mitigate shipper and service provider concerns after the suspension of its shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange last week. The carrier, part of THE Alliance, said it understood that its customers “have access to opinions and news from a variety of third-party
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Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals jointly announce THE Alliance will launch in May of 2017, its AL 4 service network between the Port of Mobile and ports in Northern Europe. THE Alliance, a vessel sharing agreement between five container ocean carriers – Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Yang Ming of Taiwan; and Japan’s NYK Line,
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THE Alliance Calls Port of Philadelphia

THE Alliance made its first call to the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) this morning as part of its Northern European, AL1 (Atlantic Loop) service. THE Alliance, short for Transport High-Efficiency Alliance, is one of three major shipping alliances. The shipping lines who make up THE Alliance include: Hapag-Lloyd, K-Line, Mitsui OSK,
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Alliance switches lead to Yangshan congestion

The congestion of Shanghai’s Yangshan port continues and port operators have rescheduled more port calls to other port terminals in Shanghai in order to ease pressure at the world’s largest boxport. In a notice, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) said it has rescheduled a number of port calls in April and May from its Guandong
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Forwarders warn Shanghai congestion could last weeks

The new alliances and bad weather have made it increasingly difficult for ships calling at Shanghai to stick to their schedules. Average delays for container ships calling at Shanghai’s Yangshan deepwater port have increased by more than 40 percent since the beginning of April, and forwarders are advising their customers that the congestion could last
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China’s Steel Silk Road rolls on (The Hindu)

The railway station on the outskirts of Xi’an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, is set amid a sprawling complex where a large space is occupied by a sea of containers. From here, cargo is transported by a regular stream of trains that make their way into Central Asia and Europe. Plans are
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