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Jebel Ali Port (Dubai)

Jebel Ali Port (Dubai) Jebel Ali Port is a gateway hub that enables trade across the region and beyond. It is a vital link in the global trade network, connecting eastern and western markets with North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. As DP World’s flagship, it is

Maersk Launches Inland Container Service Between India and Bangladesh

Maersk Launches Inland Container Service Between India and Bangladesh It might be Maersk’s smallest container ship, but the new inland service represents a unique solution to ensuring the movement of containers. Maersk says the service will provide a faster, more reliable inland waterways solution to move containers between India

Ships that ‘scrub’ emissions earn twice as much as those that don’t

Some businesses fight new environmental regulations tooth and nail. Others figure out how to make money off them. Take the IMO 2020 regulation that slashed sulfur content of shipping emissions. Many shipowners have transformed this landmark global emissions regime into a huge competitive advantage. Since the regulation’s enforcement date

Downward pressure on rates: demand or supply driven?

Downward pressure on rates: demand or supply driven? Given the recent decline in spot rates (below what could be explained by normal seasonality), maritime data analysis company Sea-Intelligence sought to answer a very relevant question: the downward pressure of spot rates is caused by supply or demand? As demand data

The 101 of Dangerous Goods

The 101 of Dangerous Goods Industrial societies depend on dangerous goods – and on their carriage. When transporting dangerous goods, the top priority is to protect people’s health and the environment and avert threats to public safety. For this reason, there are international regulations for the secure transport of

150% jump in long-term container freight rates

150% jump in long-term container freight rates Long term ocean box rates were up 150% on-year in May 2022, after a record monthly jump in prices. ccording to Xeneta’s Shipping Index (XSI), long term contracted ocean freight rates jumped by 30.1% in May, the highest ever monthly increase. Price