The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Two massive container ships collide off China; crews safe

The 958-foot Safmarine Meru collided with the 1,043-foot Northern Jasper. Image courtesy: zj.people.cn

Two European-owned container ships collided off the coast of China late Saturday with one catching fire, but the crews of both vessels are safe, one of the operators involved said Sunday.

Maersk Line, said the 292-meter (958-foot) Safmarine Meru, which it […]


DP World Invests in London Gateway

DP World London Gateway has a weekly call by the Southern Africa Europe Container service operated by MOL, Maersk, Safmarine and DAL.

Starting in May, Hamburg-Sud and Hapag-Lloyd will operate the South America East Coast service, a South America West Coast, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand service and a North America West Coast, India, Pakistan […]


Box carriers up reliability, lag on service norms

Industry-wide vessel schedule reliability improved to 72.3 percent in the first quarter of 2012, but carriers’ service standards for some commercial processes remain as low 40 percent, according to a quarterly report on the shipping sector.

The report named the most reliable carriers for the period were Maersk Line of Denmark and its Belgium-headquartered sister […]


APM Terminals Boosts Profit 60 Percent in 2010

APM Terminals boosted earnings 60 percent in 2010 from the previous year as profit from the disposal of a stake in China’s Yantian terminal outweighed the loss of global market share.

The company expanded and upgraded several terminals in 2010 to keep pace with demand, most notably the Suez Canal Container Terminal in Port Said, […]


Maersk Group Announce Expansion Of Break Bulk And Container Freight Carrier Fleet

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller Maersk has released details of the direction being taken by subsidiary Safmarine which it believes will open up an expanding market between Asia and Africa. With the recent delivery of the MV Safmarine Samba, the first of the six new Multi Purpose Vessels (MPV’s) that it ordered in August 2008, […]


Maersk Accused of Anti-competitiveness

Indian regulators have launched a probe into allegations that the AP Moller-Maersk units have been using their “influence” to force Indian shippers to use container facilities at Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPPL).

Shippers claim the Danish group’s container shipping divisions, Safmarine and Maersk, have agreed to only provide shipping services in Gujarat state via GPPL facilities […]