Maersk Line announced it is working on alternative plans to reduce costs and address overcapacity in the market for maritime freight.
This comes after Chinese regulators unexpectedly blocked the alliance of the world’s three largest container shipping companies, known as the P3 alliance.
The decision of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce was a surprise to Maersk and other participants in the P3 alliance – the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM of France, [...]
The Specialist Maritime Inspectorate of Belgium (BMI), completed an audit monitoring at the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on content, curriculum, infrastructure and technology applied (simulators) and system quality of the university.
The objective of the audit was to verify compliance with the standards and regulations that qualifies the UMIP as a certified training center for BMI.
To carry out the audit process efficiently and smoothly, all university bodies participated.
BMI recognized the UMIP as [...]
The Magister Sindo Vázquez. coordinator of the Faculty of Marine Sciences at the Metropolitan University (UMECIT) and Captain Samuel Ferreira de Souza of the Isthmus Training Institute (ITI) in Cartagena have initialed an agreement to promote scientific research and technological training in the field of marine sciences and related fields whose objective is to value the knowledge and growth opportunities related to research, scientific development and innovation in marine studies.
The meeting [...]
A new weekly service of APL will call at Valparaiso, Callao, Buenaventura, Balboa, Manzanillo, Jacksonville, New York and Charleston.
The head of APL Latin America Services, Efrain Osorio, said that “…this new service will provide a fast connection to the U.S. market for reefers and dry goods traffic, with modern equipment and priority for handling refrigerated cargo.”
The new service called Andes Express (AES), is provided by APL (American President Line) together with Mitsui [...]
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt played down expectations that the Northwest Passage would become a viable shipping route any time soon, reports Alexander Panetta, of the Canadian Press.
“All the enthusiastic talk about shipping through the Arctic will remain mostly just that — talk — for the foreseeable future, says Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt,” Panetta reported.
During an appearance in Washington, Raitt played down expectations that the Northwest Passage would become a [...]