Set procedures make it difficult for carriers to switch calls quickly in the US

Shipping lines trying to switch port calls because of cargo congestion have to follow long-established procedures and rules designed to make the system fair for all parties.

The situation at Oakland, which is calling for more cargo while the San Pedro Bay ports 700 km south are choked, is a good example.

Port of Oakland spokesman, Robert Bernardo told Container News that the marketing department is contacting importers, exporters and shipping lines abroad to tell them that there is no congestion....

THE Alliance announces changes in its Transatlantic services

THE Alliance, comprising Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and HMM, has announced several changes in its Atlantic Loop (AL) services.

The alliance partners will adjust the AL3 service by temporarily removing the port of Savannah, US from its rotation and replacing it with the port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT), US.

The last westbound sailing to Savannah will be the 7,000TEU Potomac Express V. 003W with the following rotation:

Port Estimated Time of Departure
Antwerp, BE24...

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM ‘temporarily’ steering 2 services away from Savannah

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have announced two services are “temporarily” bypassing Savannah, Georgia. 

CMA CGM said Wednesday that its Amerigo service, which connects the western Mediterranean to the U.S. East Coast, will “temporarily stop calling Savannah due to severe congestion in this port — eight to 10 days — and in order to protect schedule integrity and weekly sailing frequency.”

The service instead will call South Carolina’s Port of Charleston, beginning with the scheduled arrival of the CMA...

Hapag-Lloyd changes terminal in Uruguay for GS1 service

Hapag-Lloyd has announced a terminal change at Montevideo, Uruguay for its US Gulf – South America East Coast (GS1) service.

The service will start calling Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) instead of Montecon, according to the company’s announcement.

The first vessel that will call Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) in Montevideo is expected to be the 8,000TEU Tempanos with an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) on 2 November 2021.

The German carrier uses eight vessels of a nominal capacity between 5,500...

OOCL Q3 revenue up 125% to $4.3 billion

A 125% year-over-year revenue hike certainly warrants a bold headline, but that’s not Orient Overseas Container Line’s style. 

Parent company Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. provided a two-paragraph summary of its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30 up 125.3% compared to the same period in 2020 at $4.3 billion in total revenue.

“This record result was achieved despite severe congestion around the network, which drove down liftings by 7.2% and loadable capacity by 7.6%,” OOCL said. “The...

Hapag-Lloyd CEO: ‘We are probably in the peak of the problems’

Congested ports. Clogged supply chains. Capacity shortages.

Much of Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen’s third-quarter overview had a familiar refrain, one likely to be heard again after the fourth quarter. 

But there were two topics Habben Jansen did not expound upon: the buckets of money the ocean carrier likely raked in during the third quarter and the recent investment in a German port.

Hapag-Lloyd is scheduled to release its third-quarter figures Nov. 12, and Habben Jansen did not open the...

Hapag-Lloyd extends contract of its Chief Operating Officer

The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd has prolonged the contract of the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr Maximilian Rothkopf, by five years, until 30 April 2027.

Rothkopf was appointed to the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd on 1 May 2019 and two months later he took over the responsibility for the company as COO, replacing Anthony J. Firmin.

He started his career in 2005 at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the global Travel, Transport and Logistics...

Τα γερμανικά λιμάνια προσελκύουν το ενδιαφέρον των κολοσσών στις τακτικές γραμμές

Μερικές μόλις ημέρες μετά την ανακοίνωση της Cosco Shipping Ports για την απόκτηση μεριδίου σε τερματικό σταθμό εμπορευματοκιβωτίων στο λιμάνι του Αμβούργου, η γερμανική εταιρεία τακτικών γραμμών Hapag-Lloyd ανακοίνωσε, με τη σειρά της, την εξαγορά του 30% των μετοχών σε τερματικό στο επίσης γερμανικό λιμάνι του JadeWeserPort στο Wilhelmshaven καθώς και την εξαγορά του 50% των μετοχών στον σιδηροδρομικό τερματικό σταθμό του λιμένα.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι η εταιρεία διαχείρισης τερματικών...

Hapag Lloyd’s last rates increases before cessation decision

The German container carrier Hapag Lloyd has announced new freight prices, before the company’s decision to pause any rates increases until 1 February, in Asia, Arabic Gulf and America, effective from 1 October.

Firstly, the Hamburg-based liner operator will apply a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from Pakistan to the ports in UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Dammam and Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

The surcharge that will be implemented to 20′, 40′ standard and high cube (HC) containers will be...

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