CMA CGM: Cargo Flow Easing Up at China’s Major Coastal Ports

Cargo flow at the major coastal ports in China is beginning to normalize and business operations have now entered the recovery phase, French container shipping major CMA CGM said in an advisory on coronavirus impact. As informed, manufacturing activities in mainland China are gradually picking up, and more port workers and truck drivers are returning […]

Sea Intelligence: COVID-19 Impact Pushes Carriers’ Revenue Loss to USD 1.9 Bln

The impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on container shipping continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace. Copenhagen-based Sea Intelligence said in its weekly analytical report that a global volume loss due to COVID-19 impact has reached 1.9 million TEU amid blanking of sailings by global carriers. Carriers are blanking sailings as a way […]

First Semi-Automated Terminal in Italy Starts Ops

APM Terminals’ new Vado Gateway terminal, located in Vado Ligure, Italy, received its first commercial service on February 11, 2020. The call by M/V Maersk Kota marked the start of operations for the new deep-sea Vado Gateway container terminal, which was commissioned in December 2019. The 6,400 TEU ship was the first of seven ships […]

Maersk Launches USD 1.5 Bn Share Buyback Program

Danish A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has decided to initiate a share buy-back program of up to DKK 10 billion (around USD 1.5 billion). The company said that the buyback would cover a maximum of 3.12 million shares to be acquired over a period of up to 15 months. The initiative follows the closure of […]

World Ports Conference 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 Fears

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has canceled the IAPH 2020 World Ports Conference, which was due to be held from March 17 to 19 in Antwerp, Belgium. As informed, the event cancellation was prompted by coronavirus concerns. “Given the spread of COVID-19 it has been necessary to cancel in the interests of […]