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Rena breaks up

The 47,000-tonne containership ‘Rena’, grounded on the Astrolabe Reef off New Zealand's Tauranga coast in October, has broken in two after being battered by up to six metre seas. At least 300 containers have spilled over board, some of which are being washed up on the holiday beaches in the Bay of Plenty. Read More »

Maersk fined $31.9m over false claims

Maersk Line has been fined US$31.9m after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged that the line submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to transport containerised cargo to support US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 to the present. Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – Auckland turns the tables

Ports of Auckland has advised the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 (MUNZ), which has called a number of strikes during the latter part of last year and a further 48-hour stoppage today (Monday 9th), that it does not find its counter-offer tabled on Friday attractive. Read More »

Ups and downs of port dues

The French Port of Le Havre has frozen its harbour dues for containerships this year for a third consecutive year, underlining its wish to offer ship-owning customers an attractive pricing policy in a hard economic environment. Read More »

Arise ‘APM Terminal Gothenburg’

APM Terminals (APMT) has officially taken control of the Skandia Container Terminal Company at the port of Gothenburg, which has been renamed APM Terminals Gothenburg AB to capitalise on the worldwide recognition of the APMT global network. Read More »

DP World Vancouver to operate Nanaimo port terminals

DP World Vancouver and Canada’s Nanaimo Port Authority have signed a three year agreement giving DP World Vancouver the right to operate the Port of Nanaimo’s facilities, including the general cargo Duke Point facility and Assembly Wharf. Read More »

Action needed now at Auckland

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland has confirmed that Fonterra, the country’s largest exporter, has decided to move its export shipments from Auckland to other ports, from the end of January until further notice. Read More »

Stinis celebrates 45 years of spreader success

When the first containers were being shipped between Europe and America in 1967, Netherlands-based Stinis sold its first container spreader and today, the company is preparing to celebrate to celebrate 45 years of success. Read More »