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  • DynaLiners Daily - North Europe-Caribbean trade analyzed

    Currently, sixteen container and other shipping services are operating in the North Europe-Caribbean, two more then a year ago. As usual, there have been various changes, including MSC launching a second service, CMA CGM cancelling one, Great White Fleet switching from reeferships to containers and Seatrade building a new network, partly in combination with Hapag-Lloyd. As to the type of servic...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Matson: space from Polynesia

    Matson will charter space on the US West Coast-South Pacific joint service of Polynesia Line and Hamburg Süd, a division of Maersk. Polynesia Line is a subsidiary of The China Navigation Company (CNCO) and a sister of Swire Shipping. Two 1,500 TEU average ships are sailing every two weeks between Long Beach, Oakland, Papeete, Apia, Pago-Pago and back to Long Beach.
  • DynaLiners Daily - a new South Korean joint

    South Korean compatriots Heung-A and Sinokor will intensify their cooperation through a new joint service between Japan, Korea and China starting by the end of September. Replacing similar existing operations, it will deploy four 800 TEU ships, one of which one will come from Heung-A, calling at: Busan, Ulsan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Sendai, Hachinohe, Tomakomai, Busan, Naoetsu, Ak...
  • DynaLiners Daily - A strong growth of 20 points

    Week 37th DynaLiners Shares Index (DLSI) posted a strong growth of twenty points (+2%) to 835. As with last week, gains were also posted across all four sub-indices, with both DLSI Owners and DLSI Boxes improving by at least thirty points. These represented jumps of 3% and 5% respectively. Alongside, with its nineteen point/2% gain, DLSI Ports re-joined DLSI Carriers in being clearly ahead of t...
  • DynaLiners Daily - CMA CGM to sell terminal assets and more

    To brush up its heavily-indebted balance sheet, which comes from amongst others its recent acquisition of CEVA Logistics, CMA CGM may sell some of its terminal assets. China Merchants, 49% shareholder in Terminal Link, one of CMA CGM's terminal divisions, is said to be prepared to spend at least several hundreds of millions US dollars on buying additional properties. Probably for the same reaso...
  • DynaLiners Daily - CMA CGM to re-launch its Brazil-Europe service

    Effective mid-September, CMA CGM will launch its seasonal UK Express between Brazil and Europe. The service will deploy five vessels of around 2,400 TEU average. Aimed at the export of north Brazilian fruit, it will run until the early 2020. Despite its name, no UK port of call will be involved. The straightforward rotation is: Vila do Conde, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Vila do Conde.
  • DynaLiners Daily - A Black Sea/Trans-Caspian ASCO service

    The Azerbaijan Shipping Company, ASCO, is to launch a new intra-Black Sea service between the Georgian port of Batumi and Romanian port of Constanta. It is intended to serve Europe-Central Asia/China cargoes that utilise the Trans-Caspian corridor. ASCO will deploy a single vessel of a yet to be stated capacity sailing once every ten days as from late next September.
  • DynaLiners Daily - Greenwashing the environment?

    With Maersk Line and DP World investigating possibilities the so-called Northern Sea Route along Russia's Arctic coastline might bring for the Far East-Europe trade, CMA CGM has stated, firmly, that none of its ships will use this path. This decision has been made on environmental/ecological grounds, the French carrier says. Some think it to be a matter of greenwashing...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Algeciras' main terminal pier refurbished

    APBA, the Algeciras Bay Port Authority, has awarded a EUR 7 million contract to Sacyr SA of Spain to refurbish the port’s Juan Carlos I pier where the APM Terminals facility is located. The principal aim is to increase draught to 18.5 metres so the facility can accept the largest containerships fully loaded. Sacyr, it may be recalled, was the lead contractor in the consortium that built t...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Maersk Line: 0.5% less or more

    Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line fears that the ongoing trade war between the United States and China could reduce global demand for container shipping by 0.5% this year and next. So far in 2019, the US raised tariffs on certain goods from China by 15% to 25%. Another series of goods will have a 10% import levy as of 1 September 2019, with yet another batch due later in the year. This last...
  • DynaLiners Daily - MSC to Onne

    MSC has started connecting its West Africa hub of Lomé (Togo) and the east Nigerian port of Onne, located upstream the Bonny River Estuary on the way to Port Harcourt. At the moment, sailings are scheduled by the carrier as being extra vessels and therefore operating out of the Lomé Multipurpose terminal instead of from the carrier's Lomé Container Terminal. Two vessels of ...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Who next?

    The (DLSI) suffered its highest ever weekly fall as it dropped by forty-five points to 780. The previous highest was a forty-one point loss in week 7 (February) 2018. All the sub-indices contracted too with DLSI Boxes performing relatively well by only losing thirty-eight points. DLSI Owners was at the other extreme as it fell by sixty-three points. Despite all this doom and gloom, the overall...
  • Dynamar - Vacancies

    Since 1981, Dynamar B.V. has provided Transport and Shipping Information and Consultancy services for the Marine, Energy and Financial sectors. Our consultancy department is a leading independent provider of analytical studies on various aspects of the maritime industry, with a particular emphasis on container liner shipping. We are looking for an experienced consultant to expand our organiza...
  • Dynamar Vacancy - Maritime Analysts

    Since 1981, Dynamar B.V. has provided Transport and Shipping Information and Consultancy services for the Marine, Energy and Financial sectors. Dynamar is the premier source for business risk analysis and reporting, and a major provider of analytical container shipping news and commentary. We are looking to expand our team of analysts at home and abroad. We require applicants that have ...
  • DynaLiners Shares Index (DLSI)

    DynaLiners Shares Index is part of a substantial upgrade of DynaLiners Weekly. Want to know more of new DynaLiners Daily and the amazing Shares Index? Mail dirkvisser@dynamar.com and we'll arrange a 3-week free-trial for you, instantly.   DynaLiners is proud to present its DynaLiners Shares Index (DLSI), a unique analysis, we believe, in container shipping. It takes the share price develo...
  • Dynamar News - Enhanced rating scoring system

    In our continuous effort to improve our services, it gives us great pleasure to inform you that we have modernized and enhanced our rating scoring system. Our aim has been to bring ratings even more into line with each other through the development of additional bench marks in the credit scoring. The rating system itself which range varies from 1 (low risk) to 10 (high risk) has remained the sa...
  • DynaLiners Opinion - An invisible trade in the limelight

    Transhipment and associated Feedering is an invisible trade. It concerns containers that do not exist in statistics on the worldwide carriage of full containers. It is commercial full containers that are counted to assess the world full container trade, which reached around 168 million TEU in 2017. Commercial full containers are shipped on a Bill of Lading covering the carriage of the boxes fr...
  • DynaLiners Opinion - Bad Bunkers

    The current epidemic of contaminated bunker fuels was first reported on in April this year, in Houston. Contaminated bunkers are often mixed with shale oil. The issue has since spread to Panama and Singapore, and possibly Hong Kong and Malaysia. As per Reuters, over 100 cases have been reported since, while Intertanko refers to several hundred affected ships.  Lloyd’s List estimates...