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Unifeeder becomes a signatory to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation

Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation urge pioneers to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonise global supply chains. Now governments must deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030. Full decarbonisation of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from Unifeeder and more than...

Hapag-Lloyd renews and expands Inmarsat Fleet Xpress commitment

Inmarsat, the pioneer in global, mobile satellite communications, has expanded its agreement to deliver maritime broadband to Hapag-Lloyd, after the global transport group renewed its Fleet Xpress contract for a further five years and committed 33 more ships to the very small aperture terminal (VSAT) service. Under the extended agreement, which now covers 77 ships, the Fleet Xpress hybrid of Ka-band and continuous L-band back-up service replaces Ku-band systems onboard ships merged into...

Hapag-Lloyd joins TradeLens platform

Hapag-Lloyd joined the TradeLens platform. TradeLens offers shippers, consignees and freight forwarders direct access to digitised, multi-carrier visibility and documentation processes for their maritime supply chains through a single platform. Clients can also easily connect their key supply chain partners to the digital platform giving much earlier visibility to their inbound supply chains. All members of the Tradelens ‘ecosystem’ contribute their planned, estimated and actual...

Hapag-LLoyd and Ocean Network Express complete TradeLens integration and A.P.Moller - Maersk modernise the world’s supply chain ecosystems

  Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) Pte. Ltd. announced they have completed integration onto the TradeLens platform, helping ensure a more timely and consistent view of logistics data for their containerised freight around the world. TradeLens is a neutral, third-party platform launched by IBM and A.P. Moller - Maersk to help modernise the world’s supply chain ecosystems and is run on IBM Cloud and IBM Blockchain. Benefitting from TradeLens Profit from...

Hapag-Lloyd to provide full transparency on schedule performance of vessels to enhance supply-chain reliability

With their initiative on schedule reliability, Hapag-Lloyd is tackling one of the main challenges faced by the global shipping industry. Container shipping is currently going through its worst operational crisis, in many years. Due to high demand, massive COVID-19-related restrictions and the Suez Canal incident in April 2021, the shipping industry has been forced to deal with major operational challenges, such as congested ports, ship delays and infrastructural bottlenecks. Transparency on th...

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa carrier NileDutch

Hapag-Lloyd successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). After signing a sales and purchase agreement in March, Hapag-Lloyd has now formally acquired all shares of the company after all responsible antitrust authorities had approved the transaction. Authority comment Hapag-Lloyd is noticeably increasing the number of employees on the ground in Africa “We are very excited about closing the deal and look forward to...

Hapag-Lloyd exercises option for further MAN Energy Solution ME-GI engines

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered 6 x MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines in connection with the building of 6 x ultra-large, 23,500+-TEU container vessels for Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s foremost liner shipping companies.   The new order stems from an option associated with an identical order for six such vessels originally announced in December 2020, where Hapag-Lloyd also chose the environmentally-friendly ME-GI engine. Production and del...

World’s first large container ship converted to LNG by Hapag-Lloyd to arrive in Hamburg

During the weekend, the 15,000 TEU “Brussels Express” sailed into its homeport of Hamburg for the first time. It is the first large container ship in the world to have been converted to gas propulsion. In September 2020, when it was still named the “Sajir”, the ship went into the Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai. There, all the preparations had already been made to have a floating crane hoist the 1,300-tonne LNG tank into the belly of the ship as well as to carry o...

Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet orders 60,000 TEU of standard containers

The sharp increase in demand has led to a shortage of containers across the world. Severe imbalances – such as with exports from Asia, but also owing to congestion in ports and delays in hinterland transports – are causing containers to be tied up in transit for considerably longer periods of time. More boxes are currently needed overall to manage the same transport volume. Investment in containers The first boxes will supplement those currently being produced and are will be de...

Hapag-Lloyd signs partnership agreement with Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia

Hapag-Lloyd and Boris Herrmann have signed an official partnership contract for five years. The world-famous skipper and his corporate entity operating under the name of Team Malizia has the objective to raise awareness for the issue of climate change.Team Malizia gained notoriety in 2020 when Boris Herrmann competed in the Vendee Globe 2020 ocean race whilst carrying the message “A Race We Must Win” on the sails of his yacht. During its sailing missions, Team Malizia has collected...

GSBN successfully incorporated to accelerate the digital transformation of global shipping and trade

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has incorporated in Hong Kong after securing the requisite regulatory approvals across multiple jurisdictions and has officially started its operations to help accelerate the Digital Transformation of the Shipping industry. GSBN has been established on a not-for-profit basis to enable stakeholders involved in global trade to increase delivery reliability, streamline operations, and embrace digital transformation. Its shareholders are comprised of major g...

The Alliance announces Transatlantic Service Network adjustments for 2021

In addition to the network adjustments, the members of THE Alliance will also revise their Transatlantic Network for 2021 to offer customers a more stable network to cater to the growing market demand. The setup of THE Alliance’s network has been evaluated and reconfigured to offer a more focused product with further improved reliability while keeping the existing wide range of port coverages. Restructuring of the Transatlantic services’ set up will commence from Q2 of 2021. Rotati...

The Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020

The members of the Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming welcomes Hyundai Merchant Marine as a new core member of THE Alliance. With the FMC acceptance of HMM membership, the Alliance offers an attractive upgraded product package and it will be launched around April 1st, 2020. Based on the existing comprehensive network of the Alliance, the newly enhanced product package will offer increasing frequency particularly from South East Asia, as well as new direct port coverage...

The Alliance announces January 2021 sailing plan

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Alliance have continuously been adapting their resources to match the moving demand of the global shipping market. The details on the January 2021 updates are as follows: Asia and North Europe FP1, FP2. FE2, FE3 will maintain weekly sailings in January. The Alliance will continue the FE4 Extra Loader Program in January. Participation in the Extra Loader Program will be separately advised by respective Lines. Asia and the Mediterranean...

The Alliance announces details of 2020 Middle East Service network

The members of the Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming announced updated details of the 2020 Service Network, focusing on the Asia-Middle East trade lane. The Alliance will introduce three newly organised express loops from early April and these services will provide higher frequency, direct and expanded coverage, and the fastest connection from the respective regions. Asia and the Middle East AG1 Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Xiamen &ndas...

ONE announces the details of a new service with direct coverage between Africa, India and the Middle East

Ocean Network Express (ONE) announces details of a new service with direct coverage between Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM). The new product will broaden ONE’s already expansive global coverage by offering direct port calls between West Africa, South Africa and key locations in West Asia. Expansive global coverage The AIM Service, launched through a joint cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd, will commence from October 2019 with 9 ships of nominal 2,800 TEU. The new service will offer...

COSCO Shipping Lines announces the execution of GSBN service agreement with maritime industry operators

Global shipment management software solutions provider, CargoSmart, announced the execution of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) Services Agreements with maritime industry operators CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping Lines, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group. Under these agreements, each signatory commits to provide resources to support preparatory work required to establish the GSBN, a not-for-profit joi...

ONE and Hapag-Lloyd Joins TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM

Ocean Network Express (ONE), together with Hapag-Lloyd, joins TradeLens, the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM, to benefit shippers and drive greater innovation. CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company also recently announced joining TradeLens. ONE is constantly strengthening and expanding its coverage to meet the challenging demands of the crucial Asia market and recognises that expanding digital collaboration is critical to t...

Hyundai Merchant Marine joins the alliance of Ocean Network Express as a full member for a term until 2030

Members of THE Alliance, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, and Yang Ming announced a fourth member, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), a South Korean container liner shipping company to join The Alliance as a full member. Through this, the members of THE Alliance have also decided to establish a new cooperation with four members and a term until 2030. The actions were agreed in Taipei on 19 June 2019. Subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, the new contract between the four lines wil...

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