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Shippers blamed for price volatility

MSC ship in Brasil

Customers of shipping lines created container shipping’s deepest crisis and contributed to persistent and damaging price instability in the sector, the head of the industry’s second-biggest operator has said. Gianluigi Aponte, chief executive of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), told the Financial Times that every main line would survive the crisis, […]


Air panel proposes tougher regulations for ports

Southern California air regulators proposed tougher rules Friday to ensure that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduce their share of deadly emissions from ships, trains, big rigs and cargo-handling equipment, prompting harsh objections from harbor officials.

Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said, “We don’t think we need […]


Cambodia's capital port continues to report strong growth

Cambodia's Phnom Penh’s Autonomous Port. Click on the image to read the Phnom Penh Post.

Shipments at Phnom Penh’s Autonomous Port increased by 51.5 percent in February compared to the same month last year, but were down on January freight highs following Chinese New Year, figures showed Thursday. Last month 3,271 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent […]