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Maersk and subsidiary Hamburg Süd have become embroiled in a legal battle in the United States with one of their customers, Florida-based furniture importer OJ Commerce (OJC). OJC is the umpteenth American company in a short time that has approached the national maritime regulator FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) to file an official complaint against a container shipping company.

Maersk and subsidiary Hamburg Süd have become embroiled in a legal battle in the United States with one of their customers, Florida-based furniture importer OJ Commerce (OJC). OJC is the umpteenth American company in a short time that has approached the national maritime regulator FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) to file an official complaint against a container shipping company.

Over the next two years, an additional 16 million euros in funding will be available for greener engines for inland vessels. That money is in addition to the already 10 million previously announced for this year. Secretary Harbers of Infrastructure and Water Management writes this in a letter to the House of Representatives.

Over the next two years, an additional 16 million euros in funding will be available for greener engines for inland vessels. That money is in addition to the already 10 million previously announced for this year. Secretary Harbers of Infrastructure and Water Management writes this in a letter to the House of Representatives.

Some of the transhipment containers in the port of Hamburg between terminals will be moved by ship from next month. The containers are taken on the ships of Unifeeder. The transfer to the water should replace ‘several thousand journeys’ by road. A small percentage of the total: in 2021, 3.3 million TEU of transhipment containers were moved between terminals in Hamburg.

Some of the transhipment containers in the port of Hamburg between terminals will be moved by ship from next month. The containers are taken on the ships of Unifeeder. The transfer to the water should replace ‘several thousand journeys’ by road. A small percentage of the total: in 2021, 3.3 million TEU of transhipment containers were moved between terminals in Hamburg.

A number of parties in the port of Rotterdam are connected to a new ‘quantum network’, which works via an ‘untappable’ internet connection between multiple users.This is reported by Delft University of Technology, from which the provider of the network, Q*Bird, originated. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, where the central computer of the system will be located, and the port communication system Portbase are already using it on a test basis.

Some of the transhipment containers in the port of Hamburg between terminals will be moved by ship from next month. The containers are taken on the ships of Unifeeder. The transfer to the water should replace ‘several thousand journeys’ by road. A small percentage of the total: in 2021, 3.3 million TEU of transhipment containers were moved between terminals in Hamburg.

A number of parties in the port of Rotterdam are connected to a new ‘quantum network’, which works via an ‘untappable’ internet connection between multiple users.This is reported by Delft University of Technology, from which the provider of the network, Q*Bird, originated. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, where the central computer of the system will be located, and the port communication system Portbase are already using it on a test basis.

Customs intercepted two consignments of cocaine totalling 1,527 kilograms during a check on Tuesday, the Public Prosecution Service reported on Wednesday. The street value would be more than 114 million euros.

Customs intercepted two consignments of cocaine totalling 1,527 kilograms during a check on Tuesday, the Public Prosecution Service reported on Wednesday. The street value would be more than 114 million euros.

The eight-day strike by dock workers in Felixstowe, which began on Sunday, could lead to empty shelves in the UK ‘until Christmas’ and further fuel inflation. That is what various British media say on the basis of experts, including Lars Jensen of the consultancy firm Vespucci Maritime. He expects deep-sea shipping companies to unload their containers destined for the United Kingdom in other European ports and then forward them to the United Kingdom on feeder and shortsea vessels.

The eight-day strike by dock workers in Felixstowe, which began on Sunday, could lead to empty shelves in the UK ‘until Christmas’ and further fuel inflation. That is what various British media say on the basis of experts, including Lars Jensen of the consultancy firm Vespucci Maritime. He expects deep-sea shipping companies to unload their containers destined for the United Kingdom in other European ports and then forward them to the United Kingdom on feeder and shortsea vessels.

The DP World group handled 20.2 million TEU in the second quarter, 3% more than last year. This volume growth was due to the terminals in the Asia-Pacific, Americas and Australia regions. The terminal in Jebel Ali, home of the Dubai group, recorded a growth of 3.5% and amounted to a total of 3.6 million TEU in Q2.

The DP World group handled 20.2 million TEU in the second quarter, 3% more than last year. This volume growth was due to the terminals in the Asia-Pacific, Americas and Australia regions. The terminal in Jebel Ali, home of the Dubai group, recorded a growth of 3.5% and amounted to a total of 3.6 million TEU in Q2.

The approximately 200 employees of Boluda Towage Rotterdam will be fully compensated for inflation this year and next. The trade unions FNV Havens and Nautilus International have agreed with the company in a new collective labour agreement, which runs until January 1, 2024.

The approximately 200 employees of Boluda Towage Rotterdam will be fully compensated for inflation this year and next. The trade unions FNV Havens and Nautilus International have agreed with the company in a new collective labour agreement, which runs until January 1, 2024.

INVESTORS

Although Hapag-Lloyd is much smaller than Maersk in transport capacity, the stock market value of the German shipping company has been above that of the Danish container giant for months.

INVESTORS

Although Hapag-Lloyd is much smaller than Maersk in transport capacity, the stock market value of the German shipping company has been above that of the Danish container giant for months.

HYDROGEN IMPORT

Gas company Air Products and commodity trader Gunvor are jointly investing in a hydrogen terminal in the port of Rotterdam. Green hydrogen must enter the Netherlands via that terminal. It is the intention that the terminal should supply the first hydrogen in 2026. They do not disclose how much the companies invest.

HYDROGEN IMPORT

Gas company Air Products and commodity trader Gunvor are jointly investing in a hydrogen terminal in the port of Rotterdam. Green hydrogen must enter the Netherlands via that terminal. It is the intention that the terminal should supply the first hydrogen in 2026. They do not disclose how much the companies invest.

AIR CARGO

The Swedish Envirotainer, market leader in refrigerated containers for air freight, will most likely change hands for an amount of 2.8 billion euros. The current owners, Cinven and Novo Holdings, want to divest the airfreight activities.

AIR CARGO

The Swedish Envirotainer, market leader in refrigerated containers for air freight, will most likely change hands for an amount of 2.8 billion euros. The current owners, Cinven and Novo Holdings, want to divest the airfreight activities.

MULTIMODAL OPERATORS

DP World is merging its two European multimodal operators Unifeeder Shortsea and P&O Ferrymasters and ‘with immediate effect’ under the latter’s name. According to the Dubai-based group, this will lead to “an improved proposition to customers across Europe.” DP World, originally a terminal operator, does not provide any information about the scope of the operation, nor whether it will have personnel consequences.

MULTIMODAL OPERATORS

DP World is merging its two European multimodal operators Unifeeder Shortsea and P&O Ferrymasters and ‘with immediate effect’ under the latter’s name. According to the Dubai-based group, this will lead to “an improved proposition to customers across Europe.” DP World, originally a terminal operator, does not provide any information about the scope of the operation, nor whether it will have personnel consequences.

The approximately 115 Dutch employees in the field at P&O Ferries will receive a wage increase of more than 10% as of 1 January this year. This is the result of collective labour agreement negotiations with the Dutch trade union FNV Havens, which speaks of a ‘great  result in these times of high inflation’. The wage improvement is made up of, among other things, a 3.3% inflation correction, a 2% wage increase and compensation for the loss of early hours of work.

The approximately 115 Dutch employees in the field at P&O Ferries will receive a wage increase of more than 10% as of 1 January this year. This is the result of collective labour agreement negotiations with the Dutch trade union FNV Havens, which speaks of a ‘great  result in these times of high inflation’. The wage improvement is made up of, among other things, a 3.3% inflation correction, a 2% wage increase and compensation for the loss of early hours of work.

ontainer ship ‘Ever Forward’ is floating again after being stuck for more than a month in the mud in Chesapeake Bay, the bay near the American capital Washington D.C. Salvage companies led by Donjon Smit, an American joint venture of the Dutch Boskalis, managed to get the freighter afloat on Sunday. To make that feat possible, approximately five hundred containers were first taken off board by crane ships last week to reduce the weight of the vessel. Also, 65,000 cubic meters of mud around the ship was sucked away, enough mud to fill 27 inland vessels.

Our containers

Standard container

Standard container
20ft container

The Standard container is, as the name suggests, the most generally used container.

Standard 40ft container

Standard container
40ft container

The Standard 40ft containers are twice as big as the popular Standard 20ft containers.

40ft High Cube container

High Cube container
40ft container

The 40ft High Cube containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 40ft Standard containers.

20ft Reefer container

Reefer container
20ft container

The 20ft Reefer container is a special refrigerated container. The Reefer container can be used for cooling and freezing.

40ft High Cube Reefer container

High Cube Reefer container
40ft container

Reefer containers are used for the transportation of food, like vegetables, fish and meat.

20ft Flat Rack container

Flat Rack container
20ft container

The 20ft Flat Rack container is used to transport bulky oversized cargo. Flat Racks are shipping containers without sidewalls or a roof.

40ft Flat Rack containers

Flat Rack container
40ft container

The 40ft Flat Rack containers are used to transport oversized cargo that does not fit into a regular shipping container.

Open Top containers

Open Top  container
20ft container

The 20ft Open Top container is meant for cargo that can be loaded with a crane from the upper side.

40ft Open Top container

Open Top container
40ft container

The 40ft Open Top Shipping container can be used for special and heavy goods.

40ft Pallet Wide containers

Pallet Wide  container
40ft container

The 40ft Pallet Wide containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 40ft Standard containers.

40ft High Cube Pallet Wide container

Pallet Wide High Cube container
40ft container

The 40ft High Cube Pallet Wide container is higher than the regular container.

45ft High Cube Pallet Wide Reefer container

Pallet Wide High Cube Reefer container
45ft container

The 45’HCPW containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 45ft Standard Containers. Capacity of this Reefer container is 33 Euro-pallets.