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Integration of UASC drives Hapag-Lloyd’s Q3 profit surge

November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 - German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd closed the third quarter of the year with EUR 54.3 million of net profit (USD 64.1 million), a significantly bolstered earnings when compared t... View Full Post

Newly profitable Yang Ming said to be set to order mega-containerships

November 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 - Less than a week after Taiwanese container line Yang Ming reported its first net profit in 10 quarters, media today reported that the carrier is on the verge of ordering ultra-larg... View Full Post

Antwerp plan to alleviate year-long barge congestion dismissed as ‘vague’

November 15, 2017

November 13, 2017 - “Vague” is how one analyst described Antwerp Port Community’s plan to alleviate the barge congestion that has hobbled the Belgian port for more than a year. Receiving cons... View Full Post

US ports call for urgent action over severe shortage of Customs inspectors

November 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 - A serious shortage of customs inspectors is affecting operations at US ports and threatens to disrupt supply chains. The Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA) has call... View Full Post

BIFA shares MPs’ concerns over UK Brexit customs plans

November 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for c... View Full Post