Container sector scrambles to avert holiday ‘shipageddon’

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’Twas the night before Christmas and all though Shenzhen, not a container was stirring; they’d been “rolled” yet again.

This is the holiday “shipageddon” fear for ocean shippers. Amid heavy rolling — delays of loadings until subsequent voyages — can all those flat-screens, Pelotons, laptops, webcams, sneakers and toys make it from China to America in time?

The latest stats reveal a trans-Pacific trade that’s largely maxed out just seven weeks before Christmas.

Rates still holding firm at peak...

Maersk facilitating COVID-19 vaccine distribution

A.P. Møller – Maersk has inked a global logistics partnership with U.S. company COVAXX for delivery of COVAXX’s coronavirus vaccine.

COVAXX’s mission “is to defeat COVID-19 and ultimately democratize health worldwide. Maersk will help fulfill this mission by overseeing all logistics activities to ensure efficient transportation to developing countries,” this week’s announcement said.

“The agreement provides for end-to-end supply chain management, packing and shipping, via air or ocean, ground...

Maersk Partners With COVID Vaccine Developers for Effective Distribution

Maersk has announced that they have entered a partnership with manufacturer Covaxx for the distribution of its COVID-19 vaccine — which is currently in phase 1 clinical trials — once it is approved by regulatory authorities, reports Supply Chain Dive.

Vaccine Supply Chain Management 

The agreement between the two companies lays out a plan for the end-to-end supply chain management of the vaccine, from packing to shipping to warehousing.

 The announcement said the agreement is for distribution in “e...;amp;

Video: Maersk Container Ship Collides With Navy Vessel Causing Severe Damage


A Portuguese-flagged cargo ship collided with a Greek navy minesweeper outside the port of Piraeus.

The 4533 TEU Container vessel Maersk Launceston collided with the navy vessel, leaving two crew members injured. They were later transported to a hospital.

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According to the coastguard, all 27 navy crew members were rescued from the minesweeper. While the container ship escaped with minor damage, the minesweeper was severely damaged.

The cause of...

Rail blockade ends in Chihuahua, Mexico

After more than 60 days of protests, a railroad blockade in the Mexican state of Chihuahua has ended, according to the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (CONCAMIN).

The release of the tracks in Chihuahua took place Sunday, several days after the Mexican government reached a deal to settle its water debts with the United States.

While the rail blockade in Chihuahua is over, an ongoing protest in the central western state of Michoacán is in its 25th consecutive day,...

CMIT Receives Largest Container Vessel In Vietnam’s History

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On 26 October 2020, Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation, and Saigon Port, successfully received Maersk Line’s EEE vessel Margrethe Maersk with close to 20,000 TEU.

This vessel is deployed on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Vietnam with US West Coast and calls CMIT to discharge and load a total of 6,500 TEU cargo. More than 100 important guests including senior government officials attend the vessel maiden...

COVAXX And Maersk Enter Partnership To Supply COVID-19 Vaccines Globally

Maersk Essen enters the port of Los Angeles enroute to APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles, California USA

The goal is to bring a much needed COVID-19 vaccine to emerging and developing nations. The agreement establishes integrated logistics to enable efficient worldwide distribution of COVAXX’s COVID-19 vaccine. The aim is to distribute up to a billion doses of the COVAXX synthetic vaccine worldwide in 2021.

COVAXX, a U.S. company developing a multitope synthetic peptide-based vaccine to fight COVID-19, has announced a global logistics partnership with Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping and...