ARTICLES RELATING TO SHIPPING

World's 5th-biggest shipping company launches fast track to SA

2019-10-01 19:16

The 5th largest container shipping company in the world launches a new express) service to South Africa.

'If you obey, you will be safe.' Iran released dramatic video of its forces seizing a British tanker and the crew it interrogated

2019-07-22 21:10

The crew of Britain's Stena Impero is safe and in good health, Iran insists, but the company has been unable to contact them.

The world's biggest shipping company warns Trump's China tariffs are hammering global trade

2019-05-25 09:35

Growth in global container trade more than halved to 1.7% in the first quarter. Maersk warned trade-war tariffs could slow it further.

Chilean shipping company prosecuted for cartel conduct over SA tender

2019-04-23 17:32

CSAV is accused of colluding with Mitsui OSK Lines Limited in the shipment of Ford vehicles from South Africa to Europe and the Mediterranean.

A drastic plunge in shipping to China is the latest horrible signal for its economy

2019-01-15 14:42

A slowdown in the rate at which commodities are being shipped to China suggests slowing demand for raw materials in the world's second economy.

The cost of modern-day piracy

2018-10-17 10:04

Piracy on the high seas is flourishing around the world, making goods transported by ship more expensive – a cost that is passed on to consume

A US cargo ship has been drifting off the coast of China for a month — and it shows the real-world effects of the trade war

2018-08-10 11:32

The ship, carrying a cargo of soybeans worth about R280 million, is caught in the middle of the US-China trade war.

30 fishermen rescued from burning vessel off Durban coast

2017-07-11 20:42

An international crew of 30 fishermen were rescued from a burning Taiwanese vessel off the Durban coast, the SA Maritime Safety Authority say.

Strong growth in container exports for first quarter of 2017

2017-06-15 07:22

South Africa’s container market has shown solid growth in the first quarter of 2017 across both imports and exports, despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the country, says Maersk Line Southern Africa.

Sharp decline in imports despite stronger rand

2017-01-03 18:31

The container market took a knock in the third quarter of 2016, as low consumer demand for goods dampened the appetite for imports.

 

The world's biggest shipping company just put up a red flag that the trade war is crushing the global economy

2019-08-15 14:38

'So far, US importers have shifted imports away from China to other countries such as Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, India and Mexico,' Maersk said.

SA seafarers given reprieve after 'white list' jobs scare - for now

2019-05-28 05:00

Thousands of South African seafarers who faced being axed from the International Maritime Organistion's "white list" - which allows them to work in international shipping - were given a reprieve when the organisation agreed to shelve changes to the list for the next two years.

Thousands of SA seafarers face axing from 'white list' that allows them to work abroad

2019-05-10 07:55

South African flagged ships and about 5 000 South African seafarers trained in this country face being struck off the International Maritime Organisation’s "white list" – meaning they would be unable to work in international shipping.

Takealot just had a very public relationship meltdown – and the Facebook audience was on the edge of its seat

2019-01-23 09:15

One woman's lone fight to return a broken soundbar became an entertainment event – and there is still the chance of a sequel.

Transporting containers at high speed through a tube closer to reality

2018-12-11 21:32

Transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg is the joint vision of HHLA and a US research and development company.

The world’s largest shipping company is trialing an Arctic route — and it’s a worrying sign for the future of the planet

2018-08-25 11:33

A Danish ship has left the Russian port of Vladivostok to become the first commercial container vessel to tackle an Arctic route along Russia’s north coast as it trials a journey made easier by global warming.

Ports have crucial role to play in greener shipping - report

2018-04-21 10:30

Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping could triple if steps are not taken to speed up a transition, warns a report by the International Transport Forum.

Italian tanker captain dies at sea near Durban

2017-07-07 18:51

An Italian tanker captain has died of a presumed heart attack just off the coast of Durban, the NSRI says.

UPS fined $247m for illegal cigarette shipments

2017-05-28 13:25

A US judge has ordered the American shipping giant UPS to pay $247m to New York state and city governments, for shipments of cigarettes that illegally evaded taxes.

Into Africa: cocaine, commodities and a blue-blooded trader

2016-09-30 09:30

A ship set sail for Africa with Brazilian bounties like sugar and coffee, but nesting amidships was one container with a different kind of cargo: 200 pounds of cocaine.

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