Higher Volumes, Freight Rates Drive Hapag-Lloyd’s Earnings Up

German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd closed the first quarter of 2019 with a significantly higher operating profit. The company said that earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to EUR 214 million for the period, compared to EUR 51 million reported in the same quarter a year earlier. The group net result was at EUR 96 … Read moreHigher Volumes, Freight Rates Drive Hapag-Lloyd’s Earnings Up

IPC Perkuat Kerja Sama dengan Pelabuhan Guangzhou

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) atau IPC kembali memperpanjang kerja sama program sister port dengan otoritas pelabuhan di China. Kali ini, perpanjangan kerja sama dilakukan dengan Otoritas Pelabuhan Guangzhou, di Provinsi Guangdong, China. Dua pekan lalu, perpanjangan kerja sama serupa ditandatangani dengan Pelabuhan Ningbo, RRC. “Lewat kerja sama ini, kami berbagi pengalaman dan keahlian di bidang manajemen dan operasi kepelabuhanan. IPC juga menjajaki kerja … Read moreIPC Perkuat Kerja Sama dengan Pelabuhan Guangzhou

Trump Threatens Steep Tariff Hike on Chinese Goods

On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump accused China of moving too slowly on trade talks, and he threatened to raise existing tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports by an additional 15 percentage points by the end of the week. “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on … Read moreTrump Threatens Steep Tariff Hike on Chinese Goods

Minister Susi Pudjiastuti Sinks 51 Confiscated Fishing Vessels

On Sunday, Indonesia’s fisheries ministry lined up and sank 51 confiscated fishing boats as part of its ongoing effort to combat illegal poaching by foreign fishermen in the Indonesian EEZ. Indonesian authorities carried out the sinkings at five ports across the island nation. The renewed use of this assertive tactic reflects recent tensions with Vietnam’s coast guard and commercial fishing … Read moreMinister Susi Pudjiastuti Sinks 51 Confiscated Fishing Vessels

A Stronger Future for Short Sea Shipping

As shipping gets smarter and more sustainable, the Coastlink conference addresses how short sea and container feeder shipping can best secure a stronger future. The changing European logistics landscape, managing transport procurement and service, and the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will be the focus of the 2019 Coastlink conference, which aims … Read moreA Stronger Future for Short Sea Shipping

In Depth: Digital Standards Will Not Rule Out Customization

Earlier this month, the container shipping industry welcomed the creation of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA). The association was established by four shipping giants — Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Ocean Network Express (ONE) — in Amsterdam on April 10. The main goal of the carriers is to help the container shipping industry move … Read moreIn Depth: Digital Standards Will Not Rule Out Customization

In Depth: Nixon: Consolidation in Container Shipping Getting More Challenging

The container shipping sector has seen a massive consolidation wave over the past few years, reducing the number of carriers considerably. It is estimated that by 2021, 75% of the global containership fleet will be owned by only seven top-tier liner companies, compared to 37% in 2005. Further consolidation in the sector through mergers and … Read moreIn Depth: Nixon: Consolidation in Container Shipping Getting More Challenging

CMA CGM Unveils its Vision for a Digital Customer Journey and Launches CMA CGM eSolutions

French container shipping and logistics company CMA CGM has launched CMA CGM eSolution, a digital system aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The system comprises an online agency and other e-commerce channels such as Electronic Data Interchanges (EDI) and Application Programming Interfaces (API) which allow the digital transmission of relevant information and data between the … Read moreCMA CGM Unveils its Vision for a Digital Customer Journey and Launches CMA CGM eSolutions

South Korea set to hold ASEAN maritime drills

A two-part maritime exercise by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its partnering countries is slated to start in South Korea’s port city of Busan this week, the country’s Navy said on Sunday. The exercise aims to counter maritime crime, including illicit transactions of weapons and other banned items, according to Yonhap News Agency. The drills are scheduled … Read moreSouth Korea set to hold ASEAN maritime drills

Keamanan Perairan Indonesia Meningkat

Berdasarkan data yang dirilis ReCAAP ISC mengenai pembajakan dan perampokan bersenjata di lautan asia periode triwulan pertama 2019, perairan Indonesia terbilang menjadi lebih aman jika dibandingkan dengan tahun 2018 yang lalu. Triwulan pertama tahun 2019 ini, hanya terdapat 3 laporan perampokan bersenjata di perairan Indonesia. Jumlah ini jauh lebih sedikit jika dibandingkan pada periode yang … Read moreKeamanan Perairan Indonesia Meningkat