Rail traffic between the Port of Duisburg and Wuhan resumed

The coronavirus and restrictions implemented to fight with the pandemic have affected many industries. It has disturbed the supply chain, forcing a part of the transportation of goods to halt. As the COVID-19 subsides in China, many businesses have resumed work. Even Wuhan, considered to be the epicenter of the coronavirus, has reconnected with the …

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The largest seaports in South America

Largest ports in South America

When discussing the shipping industry, South America is often overlooked. This is mainly because none of the ports in South America are on the list of the top 20 ports in the world. However, routes to and from South America account for 15% of total commercial services. Also, there is the Panama Canal, which connects …

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Yangshan Port in Shanghai

The Yangshan Port, which is at the heart of the New Silk Road, is the busiest container port in the world. It is also a key element of the Belt and Road Initiative, handling cargo of the largest container ships that exist in the world. The port has the largest automated container terminal, setting a …

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FMC teams against coronavirus problems

FMC teams

The pandemic has brought significant changes in the global shipping industry. The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) decides to deal with problems and announced that they would create a supply chain innovation team. This will help with the ocean shipping challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak. What is The Federal Maritime Commission? FMC is an independent …

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Chinese shipyards slash prices on new ships

FMC teams

While the rest of the world maintains coronavirus-related restrictions, China is gradually lifting them. Many factories have already resumed work, hoping to return to the pre-pandemic production level. Chinese shipyards especially find themselves in a difficult situation. To attract more orders, Chinese shipyards are slashing prices on new ships. Chinese shipyards slash prices on new …

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CMA CGM fights against the coronavirus

COVID-19 is taking its toll all over the world. CMA CGM Group, one of the world leaders in maritime transport, has joined forces with its subsidiary company CEVA Logistics AG to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Their logistical bridge enables fast transport of medical goods from China to France for those in need. However, the enterprises …

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MSC’s comment on the COVID-19 situation

Many industries have been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19. It has disrupted the global supply chain, causing losses to many companies. What do they have to say about the situation? How does the MSC, the world’s second-largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity, deal with the issue? Check MSC’s comment on …

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Leipzig Airport

Leipzig /Halle Airport is located in Schkeuditz, Germany. It is Europe’s fifth-largest cargo hub and the largest airport in Saxony. Leipzig Airport The airport was opened in 1927. In 2008, DHL established there its freight hub. Hence, the cargo capacity had increased threefold. Leipzig bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games; therefore, the airport was …

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Ship operators in the face of the coronavirus

Companies rely on a global network of suppliers to manufacture and distribute products to buyers. However, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global supply chain, challenging various sectors of the economy. The maritime industry suffered heavily because of the outbreak. The growth of maritime transport will be slowed down, and the repercussions of the pandemic may …

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Maersk’s first train from Europe to Asia

On March 28, 2020, the first intercontinental train was dispatched from St. Petersburg port to Asia. The cargo will reach the ports in South Korea and Japan within 23 to 32 days, saving up to 34 days in comparison with a traditional ocean route. This is the first eastbound transcontinental train and a strong competitor …

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