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'Potatoes and onions on reefer ships to West Africa; the container shipping companies...'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-03 Fri 12:10
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Reefer containers are gradually replacing refrigerated vessels in maritime transportation. It seems almost to be law; something everyone just knows. Yet, there’s an exception to the rule. Twenty years ago, Joris Bakker started a charter service. In the years to come, it quietly stole away a considerable…

Low demand and capacity withdrawal to persist for container shipping

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:56
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Analyst Sea-Intelligence experts expect container shipping to see the current low demand levels persisting, consequently leading to high levels of capacity withdrawals. With the IMF recently updating its outlook for the global economy revising a negative 3% recession for 2020 to a deeper minus 4%, demand…

Here’s How Many Shipping Containers You Could Fit Inside SpaceX’s Starship

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:16
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A new visualization by Twitter user Neopork shows just how much room there is inside Starship‘s cargo fairing. According to the graphic, you could fit two entire standard 40-foot shipping containers, and still be able to comfortably stand on top of them.

ZIM and Maersk Container Industry grow their business collaboration

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:13
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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has expanded its reefer fleet with an additional 500 Star Cool reefers, this time upgraded with Controlled Atmosphere (CA), supporting ZIM’s growth in new markets for perishable cargo. This is the fourth consecutive order from ZIM for Maersk Container Industry and it…

Port of Savannah becomes top US port for containerized agricultural exports

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:47
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The port of Savannah became the top port in the United States for the export of containerised agricultural goods. In 2019, agriculture accounted for 60% of Savannah’s exports, which translates to more than 843,000TEU. For the fiscal year to date (July 2019-May 2020), total loaded exports have increased…

Large container ships sailing around with air as cargo

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-26 Fri 06:09
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Many container ships are faring, empty, around the world. Sailing on's cheaper than being docked. That's the largest shipping companies response to the recent loss of goods demand. "It's like a bus route. Regardless of the number of passengers, the bus drives a fixed route. It's the same with the largest…

Port of Antwerp - Exceptional growth in reefer segment

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-25 Thu 09:50
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Despite the difficult conditions following COVID-19, the Port of Antwerp achieved very strong growth in the volume of reefer containers for perishables during the first quarter. The exceptional volumes are the result of the port's growing role in the reefer market and increased demand for healthy food…