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ILWU-PMA talks continue over weekend

From a Journal if Commerce article titled ”ILWU and PMA are meeting on Saturday”:

Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association were underway today and are expected to continue through Sunday as negotiators look ahead to the ILWU caucus that is scheduled for Dec. 15.

Meanwhile, the ports of […]


Rotterdam to triple tariff discounts for transshipped containers

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

The port of Rotterdam will triple the discount on tariffs for deep-sea containers that are transshipped to other ports in Europe over the next three years in a move likely to trigger a response from its main rival Hamburg.

”This stimulates the largest, heavily loaded container ships to call […]


Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV complete merger, become world's 4th largest container shipping company

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd’s presence in Asia and the North Atlantic will combine with Chilean carrier CSAV’s strong position in Latin America.

Hapag-Lloyd and the Chilean Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) are joining forces, by merging CSAV´s container business activities into Hapag-Lloyd, becoming the fourth-largest liner shipping company in the world. The corresponding contracts for […]