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New Ship Delivery Up in Week 26

June was a bumper month for new ship deliveries with 19 ships delivered for 124,931 teu in total. 6 ships were delivered in the last week alone, including 3 neo-panamax units that were delivered to CMA CGM, MSC and ONE respectively.

Port Congestion

Port Congestion Up in Wk26

Global port congestion increased again last week to reach 13.3% as at 3 July, with total capacity waiting to berth reaching 3.39m teu compared to 2.95m teu a week ago.


Market Pulse – 2022 Week 26

Register Free Trial [] Hopes for a peak season boost to cargo demand is fading, with spot freight rates continuing to fall over the first week of July. US demand continues to soften, with the 4 main shipper categories  on the eastbound transpacific route grappling with rising cargo inventories (see chart below). Despite increased port congestion over the past week, this has not been sufficient to boost freight rates. The ILWU failed to  r


AD Ports acquire IACC/Transmar

AD Ports Group (ADP) announced on 1 July 2022 that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% equity stake in International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC) for $140m. IACC owns Transmar, a regional container shipping company that operates a container service between Adabiya and Jeddah on its core route with operations across the Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Eastern Coast of Africa. In 2021, Transmar handled 109,000 teu. It owns the 2008 built 2,127 teu TRANSMAR LEGACY that was acqui


Maersk to launch new E Med-Vado Ligure shuttle

Maersk is launching a new weekly shuttle service connecting Port Said East and Northern Italian port, Vado Ligure using 2 ships of 2,902 teu starting with the MAERSK PALERMO at Port Said East on 8 July and followed by the MAERSK PENANG at Port Said East on Sep 8. The service turns in 14 days and will act as a feeder service to relay cargo from Asia via transshipment at Port Said. Maersk's new feeder service to Northern Italy


Inteco Lines Started New China-Russia FE Services

Inteco Lines has launched its first services connecting China to Vostochny using the 489 teu SHUN YUE 19 to Qingdao and the 264 teu SHUN YUE 13 and SHUN YUE 18 to Ningbo.


Modul introduces St Petersburg-Nhava Sheva service

Modul, a transport and freight forwarding company based in St Petersburg, Russia has launched its first shipping service connecting St Petersburg with Nhava Sheva using a chartered general cargo ship of 1,158 teu (ATLANTIC RUNNER II) that departed from the Petrolesport Terminal in St Petersburg on 17 June 2022. Modul said that it carried 1,094 teu of Russian exports that included pulp and paper, chemicals, fertilizers, construction materials and spare parts. The geared 1,158 teu ATLANTIC RUNNER


Zim/GSL launch new China Haiphong Express (CHX)

Zim/Gold Star Line will launch a new China Haiphong Express (CHX) service connecting Shanghai, Ningbo, Haiphong, Xiamen, Shanghai using 2 ships of 1,000 teu on a 14 day rotation. The CHX will start from 7 July 2022 with the 966 teu CONTSHIP PEP, followed a week later by the 1,049 teu ASIATIC PRIDE.


Swire completes Westwood acquisition

Swire Shipping has completed the acquisition of US-based Westwood Shipping Lines on 29 June 2022 after securing regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The deal agreement was first announced on 28 April 2022 for Swire's affiliate SSPL US Inc to acquire Westwood from from J-WeSco, a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Warehouse Co. for $100m plus an additional payment of up to $45m subject to the finalisation of Westwood's financial results for fiscal year 2022. Swire will also acquire 4 mult


Charter Rates Stay Firm

Charter rates are still holding up well due to the lack of open tonnage driven in no small part by MSC’s raid on the resale market.

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