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Competitive Environment Caused Container Shipping Consolidation

July 26, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Competitive Environment Caused Container Shipping Consolidation

The world’s container shipping fleet, which has been replenishing itself with ever-bigger ships, has grown faster than the demand it serves. Unnecessary expansion by some companies, in an industry which over-values market share, has hurt industry competition by eliminating smaller …


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Port of Kiel Handled 20% More Cargo Than Same Period in 2016

July 25, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Port of Kiel Handled 20% More Cargo Than Same Period in 2016

In the first six months of 2017, the port of Kiel's facilities handled 3.7 million tons of cargo. This topped the total cargo handled in the same period in 2016 by 20 percent, and was the port's best half-year results …


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Last Year Chinese Companies Invested $20 Billion in Ports

July 24, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Last Year Chinese Companies Invested $20 Billion in Ports

In the year ending June 2017, Chinese companies, including Cosco, spent $20 billion purchasing overseas ports. This was double the amount they invested in the same period a year earlier. China’s shipping investments are driven by a long-term push for …


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Indonesia’s Investment Increased Container Shipping Activity

July 18, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Indonesia’s Investment Increased Container Shipping Activity

Despite previously being "under-served" by container shipping lines, Indonesia's strengthening economy and transport investment is increasing container shipping activity in the country.

Although Indonesia boasts the largest economy in Southeast Asia, the World Bank ranked the country below the region’s …


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Cosco invests $200 Million in 154,000 Second-Hand Containers

July 17, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Cosco invests $200 Million in 154,000 Second-Hand Containers

Cosco Shipping's container leasing arm, Florens Container Investment, has entered into an agreement to invest $200.38 million into the purchase of 154,000 second-hand shipping containers.

As the company strives to develop its container leasing business in the long run and


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Myanmar Has Plans to Become a Hub of Maritime Trade in Asia

July 12, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Myanmar Has Plans to Become a Hub of Maritime Trade in Asia

Given its strategic location between the two most populated nations, China and India, Myanmar has plans to become a hub of maritime trade in Asia.

Myanmar’s transport infrastructure has reached the low end of the Asian benchmark due to our


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DP World Resumes Construction of Fourth Jebel Ali Terminal

July 11, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on DP World Resumes Construction of Fourth Jebel Ali Terminal

Because of a softening in the container shipping industry in 2016, DP World had put development of the US$1.6 billion fourth terminal at its flagship Jebel Ali port on hold. However, with the sector's recovery well underway in 2017, DP …


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Cosco Has Agreed to Purchase Orient Overseas Container Line

July 10, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Cosco Has Agreed to Purchase Orient Overseas Container Line

In deal that could be valued at approximately $6 billion, Cosco Group has agreed to purchase it's shipping rival Orient Overseas Container Line Co. The takeover will make Cosco the world’s third-biggest container line after Maersk Line and the Mediterranean …


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COSCO Expects Profit of US$272 Million For First Half 2017

July 6, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on COSCO Expects Profit of US$272 Million For First Half 2017

Helped by an improving shipping market, China's COSCO Shipping Holdings expects to post a profit of approximately 1.85 billion yuan (US$272 million) for the first half of 2017. During the same period in 2016, the company recorded a loss of …


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Balance Between Container Shipping Supply And Demand in 2019

July 5, 2017 12:05 am Published by Comments Off on Balance Between Container Shipping Supply And Demand in 2019

Largely held responsible for years of heavy losses, overcapacity could be under control within the next two years. 

If scrapping continues at the rate that it is today, there are no new orders and slow-steaming continues, there will be a