Maersk boosts its global air freight services with new LA air cargo gateway

A.P. Moller-Maersk has opened a new 12,000 m² air freight import/export gateway near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which provides direct planeside recovery and quick unit load device (ULD) transfers.

The facility in the United States West Coast will expand Maersk’s growing North American network of air cargo gateways, which includes Atlanta and Chicago, both of which opened in the previous year.

The new facility is about 15 miles from Los Angeles International Airport and less than...

Sea-Intelligence reports major misalignments on ocean carrier carbon taxation

As we are around three months away from the implementation of carbon taxation (ETS) in the European Union (EU) and everyone agrees that this will be a high cost, there is significant uncertainty as to the precise cost.

Presently, only two carriers, Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, have in recent weeks announced indications of these coming surcharges.

“There are many methodological problems in how to calculate the cost of ETS per container, given how the EU regulators have deemed to define the ETS, and...

World’s first methanol-fuelled boxship arrives at Port of London

Laura Maersk, the world’s first methanol-fuelled container vessel, arrived at the port of London for its first call on 27 September, marking a significant milestone in the maritime industry’s journey toward decarbonisation.

This 2,100 TEUs feeder vessel will assist Maersk in meeting its long-term goal of gradually updating its whole fleet to operate purely on green fuels.

“We’re delighted that our port, and pilotage, were chosen for the maiden call of such an innovative, low-emissions container...

Maersk tests heavy-duty electric truck solutions in Latin America

Maersk conducted two pilots to provide electric truck capabilities to customers in Brazil, supporting initiatives to decarbonise its customers’ supply chains in Latin America.

The pilots were conducted using heavy-duty tractor units capable of transporting containers (FCL). The two-week experiments went on in Brazil with two separate EV truck manufacturers.

Pilots were conducted in the metropolitan region of São Paulo on a 100 km span between Barueri – Barra Funda – São Bernardo do Campo...

Port of London welcomes world’s 1st green methanol-powered boxship

The world’s first methanol-fuelled container vessel, Laura Maersk, arrived at Port of London for its maiden call on 27 September, marking a new step in the journey towards decarbonization in the shipping industry.

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Vessel upsizing pushes more Neo-Panamax units to mid-haul lanes

More and more Neo-Panamax container ships in the 13,000 to 16,550 TEU capacity range are being cascaded into North-South trades as more Megamax ships in the 23,000 to 24,000 TEU range are delivered and alloted to Asia-Europe lanes, said Alphaliner today (27 September).

Fifteen (circa 24%) of the 62 Neo-Panamax newbuildings hitting the water this year have been assigned to North-South services from Asia to South America (nine ships), Africa (three) or the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent...

Container shipping has a Europe problem and it’s getting worse

chart of Asia-Europe spot rates

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With all the attention on U.S. consumers and inventory levels, Europe’s importance to shipping lines...

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