EU Competition Commissioner backs global alliances as shippers question benefits

Competition chief says consortia deliver efficiencies and economies of scale that could not be attained by individual lines

Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has come out strongly in support of the new-style global alliances between container lines, just as some shippers start to question their...

Carriers and shippers lose confidence in global alliances

The big four vessel-sharing agreements not delivering the hoped-for benefits, say critics from both sides

APL launches Eagle Express service

Weekly service will link North Asian markets to the US west coast

Marshall Islands dubs Sekimizu 'danger to planet' for views on CO2 regulation

Government of island nation blasts Secretary General for his position that IMO should take leading role on shipping regulation covering carbon emissions

Another carrier pulls the pin

Less than a week after NYK Line announced it was quitting Australian container trades another line has confirmed its exit from an Asian regional service.

GrainCorp fined $15000 for environmental licence breaches

GrainCorp has been fined for using a swimming pool test kit to monitor pH levels and failing to correctly monitor particles.

Hutchison and Australian union extend labour negotiations

New bargaining agreement slated for November 16

Why weight? The clock is ticking

The industry must step up to its responsibilities as a significant amendment to the Solas Convention mandating the verification of gross mass of containers will come into effect next July

More K Line and NYK former executives ensnared in US DOJ ro-ro probe

Bid rigging and price fixing dragnet has already led to guilty pleas and substantial fines

Time is now for Melbourne fast rail solution

From the print edition October 8, 2015