Kalmar and HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai strengthen partnership with order for next-generation electric and hybrid straddle carriers

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, to supply a total of 10 new straddle carriers. This brings the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers ordered by HHLA in the last two years to 30, further demonstrating the strong
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The consolidation between top tier carriers such as French liner giant CMA CGM and its German counterpart Hapag-Lloyd is unlikely, according to Simon Heaney, Senior Manager for Container Research at Drewry. As explained by Heaney, the merger of carriers of such size would probably be challenged by regulatory authorities amid fears of breaking fair competition rules.
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Alphaliner reported that the average capacity operated by the 13 largest carriers over the first five months of the year has increased by 9.1 per cent compared to the same period of 2017. ZIM has experienced the fastest pace of growth, with a 24.5 per cent increase, while Hyundai Merchant Marine is the sole line
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Carriers’ on-time schedule reliability decreased by 1.6%, from 59.6% in February 2018 to 58% in March 2018, latest data from intelligence provider CargoSmart shows. Reviewing schedule reliability by trade, seven of the 12 trades decreased from February 2018 to March 2018. The Europe-Middle East trade experienced the largest decrement in reliability, decreasing by 23.6% from
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In Issue 355 of the Sunday Spotlight, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis analysed carriers’ financial and volume results for 2017. The 2017 annual accounts show a considerable improvement over 2016, although not enough to be considered a full recovery of the current 8-year liner shipping crisis. All of the reporting carriers recorded significant increases in their top line revenues
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Consolidation within the container shipping sector should lead to better contrast between lines and services as carriers seek to differentiate themselves on factors other than price alone, according to Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) vice-president Paolo Montrone. K+N would welcome this change as it would provide the company and its customers a greater number of options
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