Bridging the Gap: Understanding Your Options for Immediate Financial Needs
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by Nondas
1d ago
When faced with an unexpected financial hurdle, such as a medical emergency, car repairs, or sudden unemployment, the need for immediate financial solutions becomes crucial. The anxiety of not having enough funds when they are urgently needed can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are various short-term financial options available to bridge this gap. This blog post will explore these options, including payday loans, and guide you on how to choose the best solution for your specific situation. If you're looking to understand more about your options and manage your immediate financial needs ef ..read more
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Hapag-Lloyd announces peak season surcharges for shipments to North America
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by Container News Team
2d ago
Hamburg-based box line Hapag-Lloyd has announced new peak season surcharges for shipments destined for North American ports. The German company will apply a new peak season surcharge from Indian Subcontinent & Middle East to North America for cargo transported in 20’ and 40’ dry, reefer and special containers, including high cube equipment. The surcharge will apply to all containers gated in full from 17 June and will be valid until further notice. Amounts will be applicable as follows: Indian Subcontinent & Middle East to North America West Coast: US$1000 per Container India, Bang ..read more
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CFL multimodal and ista Luxembourg ink long-term deal
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by Container News Team
2d ago
CFL multimodal, through its subsidiary CFL logistics, and ista Luxembourg S.à r.l have signed a long-term agreement, under which the logistics expert will provide warehousing, customs and distribution services to ista, an international energy and water usage metering service provider. CFL logistics ensures storage of ista’s products in a temperature-controlled, TAPA certified environment while also providing order processing services. In its quest to provide data-based products and services for transparent individual energy consumption to residents so they may save energy and lower their cost ..read more
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MSC launches new weekly North Peru Feeder service
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by Container News Team
2d ago
MSC has announced the “North Peru Feeder”, a new dedicated feeder service from Salaverry and Paita in Peru to provide increased port connections and faster transit times to Europe, the United States and the Far East. "By offering greater access from Salaverry’s hinterland, the North Peru Feeder service will also provide time savings and mitigation of logistics risks for Peruvian customers," said MSC in a statement. "This will particularly benefit the fruit and vegetables industry, including producers of blueberries and avocadoes, as well as dry commodities." MSC's new regular service will be ..read more
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Container dwell times improve at San Pedro Bay ports
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by Container News Team
2d ago
Average dwell time for containers moving through the San Pedro Bay’s Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach improved during April 2024, as dwell times for containers moved by truck and rail saw reductions. Containers imported to the San Pedro Bay Port complex and destined for local delivery via truck spent an average of 2.50 days at port terminals, according to data from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA). The April figures remained steady when compared to March’s 2.59 days. Additionally, there was a significant reduction in dwell time for rail-destined cargo in April, with intermo ..read more
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Port of Hamburg nears 2 million TEUs in 2024 Q1
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by Container News Team
2d ago
Port of Hamburg handled 1.9 million TEUs in the first quarter of 2024, representing a slight 1.1% growth compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the German port's box throughput by tonnage also increased by 0.7% to 19 million tonnes. Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, explains, "The development of container throughput suggests that, despite the current events in the Red Sea, trade is stabilising and the recovery process is continuing." However, Mattern pointed out that "the quarterly results cover a short period of time and are not indicative of throughput trends ..read more
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Maersk reopens Baltimore bookings
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by Antonis Karamalegkos
2d ago
Maersk has announced an update on its services to the Port of Baltimore, reopening bookings for direct loading and discharge on the upcoming voyages. The Danish ocean carrier noted that the following bookings have opened: AGAS service Import to BAL - Dubai Express 421n – ETA June 1 (departing Cartagena, CO - May 19; departing Manzanillo, PA – May 20) Export from BAL - Dubai Express 422S – ETD June 1 AMEX service Import to BAL – Nele Maersk 417N –ETA June 11 (departing Cape Town, SA – May 23) Export from BAL – Nele Maersk 422S – ETD June 11 Maersk pointed out that bookings for Transatlanti ..read more
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Training is the key for opening the door to women in shipping
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by Container News Team
2d ago
Digitalisation and decarbonisation have altered shipping’s horizon and have offered a route for women to enter the industry, filling a growing skills gap and changing the cultural norms of an industry that heavily leans towards male-dominated values. From digitalised support systems onshore to chief engineers and masters, working women will be involved in a maritime sector that the industry anticipates will be short of 89,510 skilled officers by 2026, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and BIMCO estimates. Attracting new workers to the industry is essential, but training mus ..read more
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PACECO and MITSUI debut first hydrogen fuel cell RTG crane at Port of Los Angeles
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by Container News Team
2d ago
PACECO Corp., a container handling machinery company, announced the commencement of commercial operations of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) Crane at the Port of Los Angeles. The H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane, developed in collaboration with MITSUI E&S, began operations at Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) on 15 May, marking the first time a fully hydrogen powered RTG crane has gone into commercial operation in the world. The introduction of the H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane, which runs 100% on fuel-cell hydrogen technology, offers the ability to achieve zero e ..read more
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Evergreen splashes out on more containers as equipment shortage bites
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by Container News Team
2d ago
Evergreen Marine Corporation (EMC) is turning to its in-house container manufacturer for more containers as major container makers have their slots full. The Taiwanese mainline operator announced on 14 May that it is ordering 17,500 containers from Evergreen Heavy Industrial Corp. (Malaysia), for a total price of US$65.17 million. Linerlytica’s data shows that major container manufacturers’ slots are fully booked until the end of July. Management at Dong Fang Container, the world’s second-largest container maker, has stated that its factories are booked until August. Its data shows that just ..read more
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