Topic: Shipping

Charter rates rise above 10,000 dollars

The charter rates continue their upward trend and have now broken through the 10,000 dollar barrier. While the rates are up 61% year-on-year, shipping broker Toepfer Transport says the current levels do not represent record...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

AAL ships 53-metre barge from China to Tahiti

PRESS RELEASE – AAL Shipping has demonstrated the lifting and cargo intake capability of its mega-size A-Class fleet with the transport of a heavy lift barge from Taicang, China, to Papeete, Tahiti. The barge weighed-in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

IMO: “Crew change crisis is far from over”

The crew change crisis caused by Covid-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement in the numbers, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned. Currently, some 200,000 seafarers are waiting to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Charter rates keep rising

Charter rates for multipurpose vessels keep rising bit by bit since the sudden fall at the beginning of the year. Day rates increased by 114 dollars to USD 6,729 this month, Toepfer’s multipurpose shipping index...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

IMO’s CO2 plan swarmed by disagreement

IMO’s plan to legislate a 40% reduction in maritime CO2 emissions within ten years has resulted in a mixed response from shipping organisations. The environmental movement, on the other hand, has sharply criticised the plan...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Spliethoff adds sixth P14-type vessel to its fleet

PRESS RELEASE – Spliethoff has acquired an additional P14-type vessel. The vessel is renamed Plantijngracht (former name: ‘St. Pauli’) and reflagged to the Dutch register. The vessel is currently in Algeciras to undergo maintenance and...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers