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Hapag Lloyd at Hamburg Port

December 18, 2018 Trendwatch

THE Alliance unveils Transpacific-Europe pendulum service in 2019 network shake-up

THE Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express(ONE) and Yang Ming have published details of a rationalised revamped network for east-west trades effective from next year which will include a new pendulum service.

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Blurred lights in front of government building in Beijing China

December 18, 2018 Trendwatch

China takes WTO step in dispute over Trump’s trade tariffs

China moved a step closer to launching a formal World Trade Organization inquiry into whether President Donald Trump’s $250 billion in tariffs against Chinese goods violate international trade rules, a process that could move forward next month.

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ship at bridge

December 17, 2018 Trendwatch

Sea Machines gains financial support to develop autonomous containerships

The prospect of unmanned container vessels serving global container supply chains took another step forward today.

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aerial view of containers on pier

December 17, 2018 Trendwatch

Empty container volumes rise in US-China trade war

West Coast ports point to a strong holiday season and a rush to beat tariffs as reasons for near record-breaking import volumes in November 2018. The Port of Oakland had its busiest November ever for imports.

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Maersk container ship

December 17, 2018 Trendwatch

Carriers invest in scrubbers as IMO 2020 approaches

As of Dec. 11, 2018, 266 ships representing 2.2 million TEUs have been fitted with scrubbers, Drewry Maritime Consultants wrote in their Container Insight Weekly analysis.

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