Vessels arrival at Qatari ports soars in June

The ports of Qatar recorded an increase in the number of vessels arriving in the month of June receiving 274 vessels, 28% up compared to May ...

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Oman seaports offer promising supply link with the world

Omani sea ports ranked first in terms of the value of the Sultanate of Oman’s exports to other countries in 2021. With 86 per cent of export goods handling, Mina al Fahal emerged as the perfect seaport in the ...

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China May soy imports climb as delayed cargoes arrive

China imported 20 per cent more soybeans in May than in April, as some delayed cargoes arrived, customs data ...

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Asian prices rise on demand growth, narrowing spread with Europe

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices were up this week on continued demand growth from Japan, Korea and India as large utilities sought to replenish ...

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Middle East container ports are the most efficient in the world

Ports in the Middle East took four of the top five spots in the second edition of the global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. CPPI is a comparable index of global container port performance intended to serve as a reference point for key stakeholders ...

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Asian prices fall as market awaits China buying rebound

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices were down this week despite news of potential COVID lockdown easing in China as players await an actual rebound in procurement activity to meet Autum-Winter seasonal ...

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MSC and Investors Replace Chinese to Build Panama Container Terminal

Panama announced that it has entered into a new agreement with an investment group that is partnering with an affiliate of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to complete and operate the long-delayed Panama Canal Container Port. The project had started eight years ago by a Chinese company but after the 2019 elections ...

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COSCO: China shipping giant expands its global influence

The world’s leading shippers all stopped deliveries to and from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine — with one crucial exception. That, according to the London-based data analytics company GlobalData, was the industry’s fourth-biggest player, China COSCO Shipping Corporation ...

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Has the peak of container shipping epic boom already passed?

Another quarter, another earnings record for Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, the world’s fifth-largest container line operator. But the focus now is less about what happened a few months ago and more about what’s happening now with China lockdowns and consumer demand, and what’s around the corner for supply chains and ...

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How COVID transformed trans-Pacific container shipping

COVID-driven cargo demand has dramatically altered the trans-Pacific shipping landscape. New data from Alphaliner highlights just how much the Asia-U.S. trade lane has changed over the past two ...

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