Idle fleet continues to surge

Owners slow to take tonnage out of service as supply-side imbalance remains

Containership owners are increasingly laying up vessels, with the size of the idle fleet growing by more than half in the period from October to November, according to analysts at Drewry.Using...

CMA CGM poised to narrow gap with Maersk and MSC

APL brand name likely to be kept if French line seals takeover of Singapore carrier

Box lines in push to lift transpacific spot rates ahead of contract season

Urgent need to halt the decline and avoid being locked into 12-month commitments at rockbottom prices

ClassNK amends rules after MOL Comfort catastrophe

Japanese class society to adopt amendments ahead of IACS deadline

Logistics needs to rectify gender gap

A summit on gender diversity within the Australian logistics sector was held today at the Pullman Hotel in Melbourne, with delegates hearing that the industry was lagging in its promotion of women

Infrastructure body releases consultation document

A recently-created infrastructure body wants public and stakeholder comment on the state’s pressing needs.

China’s changing trade patterns

China will still need Australian minerals, but the nature of trade is changing, according to one of Australia’s leading economic forecasters.

Swire Bulk opens Melbourne desk

New bulk desk will be located with company's liner division, Swire Shipping

Tassie government releases draft freight strategy

Freight stakeholders are asked to comment on a new strategic plan prepared by Tasmanian government agencies

Boost for Europe-Australia service

Partners CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd will add an Indian Ocean hub and two Mediterranean ports to their NEMO/EAX service on the Europe-Australia route from next month.