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China shipping line container ship

December 7, 2020 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

Temporary suspension of cargo acceptance to South China during 2021 CNY

Due to the COVID-19 quarantine requirements for the ship crews onboard to the coastal feeder running between South China and Hong Kong waters, feeder operators announced their services to be suspended from mid-Jan to the end of Feb 2021.

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Ocean Container Ship with Towboat at Sunset

December 2, 2020 BDP Newswatch

Estimated 1,900 containers lost or damaged on ONE Apus

An Ocean Network Express containership has lost a “significant” number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, the ship’s manager has reported.

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waterfront view of Rotterdam skyline at night

December 1, 2020 Brexit

Port of Rotterdam warns of no transport if Brexit paperwork incomplete

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, U.K. shippers importing or exporting goods via the Netherlands will have to notify a digital system for processing containers through large ships and ferry terminals, Port of Rotterdam Spokesperson Leon Willems said at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency roundtable discussion Monday.

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ship at bridge

November 30, 2020 BDP Newswatch Ocean Freight

More box ships skip UK hub ports and forwarders urge EC to intervene

As carriers continue to leave import containers stranded at North European ports and charge exporters more than $5,000 to ship a box to Asia, the pressure is growing for regulatory intervention.

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plane landing

November 25, 2020 BDP Newswatch

Cyclone Nivar: Flight operations at Chennai airport to remain suspended

Flight operations will be suspended at Chennai airport from 7pm on Wednesday till 7am on Thursday as a precaution in view of heavy rain caused by cyclone Nivar.

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