The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. The call represented a double celebration it also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s largest container port after a 17 year absence. Commenting on the two events, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive.. read more →

French shipping company CMA CGM says it has reached a binding agreement with Danish rival Maersk to acquire Mercosul Line, one of the leading carriers in Brazil’s domestic container shipping market. Launched in 1996 and acquired by Maersk in 2006, Mercosul Line specializes in the Brazilian domestic transport market with a fleet of four ships.. read more →

Tanzania’s government signed a $154 million contract on Saturday with the state-run China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania is seeking financing for infrastructure projects as part of its plans to transform the country into a regional transport and trade hub. Under the contract.. read more →

A range of container vessels, most of them on the large end of the scale, will begin arriving this year to replace older, less efficient ones and help Maersk Line grow in line with its largest competitors. Four years after the arrival of the first Triple-E vessel, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, a 2nd Generation Triple E.. read more →