Business, Equipment, TCA

Ships Carrying 50,000 Containers Are on Horizon, Report Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Container ships just keep getting bigger and bigger. Today’s top dog, the OOCL Hong Kong, can carry a mind-boggling 21,413 boxes – far more than the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Hampton Roads.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 29, 2017

New Containership Service to Be ‘Fruitful’ for Central America, Port Everglades

Port Everglades shipping containers A new vessel-sharing agreement is expected to benefit Port Everglades. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Cargo chartering company King Ocean Services Ltd. has entered into a vessel-sharing agreement with Crowley Caribbean Services to offer less-than-containerload service between Port Everglades, Fla., and Central America.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2017

Cosco Shipping Reaches Preliminary $6 Billion Deal With OOCL; Effect on Trucking Unclear

Cosco has bid $6.3 billion for Oriental Overseas international Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

West Coast seaport officials and trucking executives are monitoring Cosco Shipping’s $6.3 billion bid to purchase Orient Overseas International Ltd. to see how the consolidation would affect their businesses.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017

S.C. Ports Set Record for Annual TEUs Handled

S.C. Ports Set Record for Handling TEUs South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina ports topped an 11-year-old record for the 12 months ended June 30 by handling 2.14 million 20-foot-equivalent units of containerized freight.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 12, 2017

Maersk Says Systems Back in Action After Cyberattack

A Maersk containership at sunset Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Maersk Line, one of the world’s largest container shipping companies, said June 28 its cargo booking system was back up and running after a global cyberattack crippled its IT networks a day earlier

Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen | Reuters
June 29, 2017