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Containership Charter Rates Rising

Containership charter rates are rallying as ocean carriers scramble for tonnage in response to a stronger-than-expected rebound in cargo volumes as the industry emerges from its deepest recession.

A gearless Panamax vessel with 3,500 20-foot equivalent units capacity is earning $7,000 a day, up 19 percent from $5,450 in December and $425 above the 2009 […]


‘K’ Line to sail bigger ships to Tacoma

“K” Line will add bigger ships and more container capacity to its Asia – West Coast services in April. The Japan-based shipping line is replacing six 3,400-TEU ships that currently call in Tacoma with six 5,200-TEU ships. From Transport Weekly, March 17, 2010