Friday this week, May 11, will mark Northport’s arrival on the New Zealand container port scene, when Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) makes its first export loading on the newly-revamped Kiwi Express schedule.
COMMENT: The shipping industry is an interesting one; it is one of the least concentrated industries around with far too many players in virtually all sectors, writes Ben Hackett.
At the Port of Montevideo, in Uruguay, talks are reported to be under way between MSC and Katoen Natie with a view to the acquisition by the former of a majority stake in the latter’s box handling facility, Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP).
COMMENT: Liner shipping seems to function on the basis of a merry-go-round logic when it comes to economic rationale, writes Ben Hackett.
COMMENT: One of the consequences of the formation of the mega-alliances that has yet to work its way fully through is the relocation of transhipment volumes, writes Mike Mundy.
Cargo handling solutions and services provider Kalmar is set to further its relationship with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) after the shipping line placed a new order for container-handling equipment.
CentrePort Wellington has hosted its first regularly-scheduled containership caller since container-handling facilities were severely damaged in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake.
WSP’s Johan-Paul Verschuure & Andrew Penfold ask if consortiums are the new development model
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has committed vessel support to Peel Ports to help make marine trials at Liverpool2 a success.
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