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Outrage at pirate atrocities

Shipping industry organisations have expressed outrage at reports that Somali pirates have executed one seafarer and tortured others

Damco enters joint venture in Abu Dhabi.

Damco, the logistics arm of AP Moller Maersk, has formed a joint venture with General Holding Corporation to provide logistics and forwarding services to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

38 per cent rise for container rates

Neptune Orient Lines, the container shipping group, has reported that its average revenue per container is now 38 per cent higher than a year ago

Shippers call for reform of Asian shipping trades

The Global Shippers’ Forum has called on Asian governments to introduce the appropriate competition laws to prohibit liner conferences and discussion agreements that eliminate effective competition in Asian trades

All steamed up

Slow steaming is here to stay, according to liner shipping giant Maersk. Eivind Kolding, Maersk Line chief executive, said last week: "For Maersk Line slow steaming is here to stay because it remains a win-win-win situation. It is better for our customers

Container sprint to New York

Container line OOCL has launched a new Atlantic Express Shuttle offering a weekly sprint service between Antwerp and New York

NOL orders ten new container ships

Shipping company NOL Group has placed an order for ten new TEU container ships from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, based in South Korea.

Flexibility is key for supply chains, says report

The main challenges facing supply chains today are managing external factors, such as the global economic crisis, and addressing green issues, according to a report from AMR Research in collaboration with RedPrairie.

DHL launches multi-modal China-Europe services

DHL Global Forwarding and Freight is rolling out a suite of multi-modal services that combines air, road, rail and sea transport to move cargo from China to the rest of the world.

Damco rolls out Kewill forwarding system

Damco, the logistics business of AP Moller-Maersk, is to roll out the Kewill forwarding system to some 3,000 users in 100 countries over the next two years

Gateway to Russia container service launched

Delta Shipping Lines (DSL) has launched a ‘New UK Gateway to Russia’ container service offering fixed-day weekly sailings between Tilbury and St Petersburg.

Containerships picks P&O Ferrymasters

Containerships of Finland has appointed P&O Ferrymasters as its sales and booking agent for Italian business transiting via the port of Rotterdam.

Damco signs logistics development deal with Boeing

Boeing and Damco, part of the AP Moller – Maersk Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue the development of industrial and technological logistics tools for improving global supply chain management

First half loss for container line

Shipping line owner AP Moller-Maersk showed a loss for the first half of 2009 of $540m compared to a profit of $2.5 billion in 2008, after sales fell 25 per cent to $22.8 billion million.

Maersk Logistics and Damco merge

The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group is set to merge its supply chain management business Maersk Logistics and freight forwarding arm Damco under the single brand name Damco on 7th September 2009.

Increasing Oceania services

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is increasing its ocean service from the United States to Oceania from three to four sailings per month.

Catching the wave

Buoyant times lie ahead for sea freight operations, says Chris Fahy. For many years regarded as a largely commoditised activity, concerned only with port-toport operations, sea freight is, at last, winning recognition for the crucial role it has to play i

Pressure point

Central to European logistics activity, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – the ‘Benelux’ region – is set to benefit from the trend to outsource from China. Within easy reach of Europe’s prosperous consumer population demand for distribution facilit

Leaders of the pack

European logistics providers face rising costs, legislative restrictions, intense competitive pressures and increasingly complex demands from customers. Many are struggling to maintain margins – only the leanest and meanest will survive. So, who are the l

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