Shippers Suspect Sulphur Stitch-Up.

The Global Shippers Forum has reacted with suspicion to the announcement by the Maersk container shipping line of new fuel surcharge arrangements from 1 January 2019 to recover presumed costs from the introduction of low-sulphur marine fuel from 1 January 2020. Based on the information released by Maersk, the new charges, which are additional to […]

Full Steam Ahead For The First Portugal Shipping Week.

Portugal’s vibrant maritime sector is heading full steam ahead for the first-ever Portugal Shipping Week which will be an important port call on the country’s voyage to becoming a leader in the international shipping industry. Portugal Shipping Week will take place in Lisbon from September 17 to 21 and will feature a number of high-profile […]

Kalmar Wins Fleet Solution Order From ACFS Port Logistics.

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won an order to provide Kalmar Fleet Solution of mobile equipment to Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS) operations in Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne. This order, comprising a total of 3 units of DCG100 Empty Container Handlers and 2 units of DRG450- Reachstackers, has been booked into Cargotec 2018 Q2 order […]

Portugal Puts Future Challenges At The Heart Of Its Shipping Week Debate.

Influential figures from throughout the international shipping community and senior Portuguese Government representatives will stand shoulder-to-shoulder to discuss and debate Future Challenges For A New Shipping Generation during the Flagship Conference of the first ever Portugal Shipping Week (September 17 to 21). Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, will welcome delegates to this […]

ICS Encouraged By IMO Progress On 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues.

In a statement today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the global implementation of the 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap on 1 January 2020. Speaking after an important IMO working group meeting last week, to which […]

Thome Group Celebrates 55 Years In Business.

July 2018 is a significant milestone in the history of the Thome Group because it was 55 years ago this month that the company was first incorporated in Singapore. The expansion of the business from its humble beginnings as an agent, broker and charterer to mainly Norwegian ship owners, to an internationally respected third-party ship […]

Digital Freight Forwarder Enters Thailand And Malaysia.

Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to make shipping simple, has launched into Thailand and Malaysia, the latest import countries to be added to the online platform. Driven by customer demand, Twill is now present in 17 countries after just 14 months of operation under partner company Damco. Instant quotations are available 24/7 and it […]