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Transporting goods from China to Europe is 4 to 5 times more expensive compared to a year ago. Currently, transporting cargo from a 40-foot container (approximately 12 meters long and +- 2.5 meters wide) costs between ten and twelve thousand euros per 40-foot container.

Transporting goods from China to Europe is 4 to 5 times more expensive compared to a year ago. Currently, transporting cargo from a 40-foot container (approximately 12 meters long and +- 2.5 meters wide) costs between ten and twelve thousand euros per 40-foot container.

Just when we thought the prices for standard dry cargo containers would come to an ease, we were wrong, so wrong! The three main factories for building shipping containers (CIMC, DFIC and CXIC) have again increased their tariffs to US$ 3.800,00 per 20-foot standard container.

Just when we thought the prices for standard dry cargo containers would come to an ease, we were wrong, so wrong! The three main factories for building shipping containers (CIMC, DFIC and CXIC) have again increased their tariffs to US$ 3.800,00 per 20-foot standard container.

As of the 1st of July Nick Weers has joined Trident Container Leasing B.V. in the role of Sales Representative.

Nick is a young lad of 28 years old with just over 5 years of solid experience in the Container Industry.

As of the 1st of July Nick Weers has joined Trident Container Leasing B.V. in the role of Sales Representative.

Nick is a young lad of 28 years old with just over 5 years of solid experience in the Container Industry.

By & Havn and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) have reached an agreement on the basic principles for a new container terminal in Ydre Nordhavn.

By & Havn and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) have reached an agreement on the basic principles for a new container terminal in Ydre Nordhavn.

Last year it was clearly noticeable on the railways that the goods trade collapsed due to the corona crisis. Statistics Bureau Netherlands (CBS) reports on this. Exports via trains in particular decreased and other countries also traded less via the Dutch rail network.

Last year it was clearly noticeable on the railways that the goods trade collapsed due to the corona crisis. Statistics Bureau Netherlands (CBS) reports on this. Exports via trains in particular decreased and other countries also traded less via the Dutch rail network.

In response to the container shortage, Hapag Lloyd orders an additional 60,000 TEU of standard containers from China. The order is on top of the already ordered 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers in April.

In response to the container shortage, Hapag Lloyd orders an additional 60,000 TEU of standard containers from China. The order is on top of the already ordered 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers in April.

In response to the container shortage, Hapag Lloyd orders an additional 60,000 TEU of standard containers from China. The order is on top of the already ordered 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers in April.

The Indian Registry of Shipping (IRClass) has launched a new service to provide certification of marine containers. The certification is in accordance with the IMO International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC). The news follows after earlier reporting that India is encouraging domestic production of shipping containers.

The Indian Registry of Shipping (IRClass) has launched a new service to provide certification of marine containers. The certification is in accordance with the IMO International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC). The news follows after earlier reporting that India is encouraging domestic production of shipping containers.

The spot rates in container liner shipping have grown explosively again last week, according to the leading Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI). On the Shanghai-Northern Europe route, the average fare jumped to $ 5438 per TEU. A week earlier that was still $ 4678 per TEU.

The spot rates in container liner shipping have grown explosively again last week, according to the leading Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI). On the Shanghai-Northern Europe route, the average fare jumped to $ 5438 per TEU. A week earlier that was still $ 4678 per TEU.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) expands its current reefer container fleet by adding 27,500 new units. ONE announced the expansion of its fleet this week.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) expands its current reefer container fleet by adding 27,500 new units. ONE announced the expansion of its fleet this week.

The Rotterdam port authority announced it has suspended its plan for autonomous transport on the Container Exchange Route (CER). Manned traction will move containers between all Maasvlakte I and Maasvlakte II deepsea terminals and distriparks.

The Rotterdam port authority announced it has suspended its plan for autonomous transport on the Container Exchange Route (CER). Manned traction will move containers between all Maasvlakte I and Maasvlakte II deepsea terminals and distriparks.

Samskip launched its new air freight business, called Samskip Air. Samskip Air is a new air freight division at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Goal of the new air business is to grow the company’s existing air freight volumes and to develop opportunities for cooperation with Samskip’s pan-European multimodal network.

Samskip launched its new air freight business, called Samskip Air. Samskip Air is a new air freight division at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Goal of the new air business is to grow the company’s existing air freight volumes and to develop opportunities for cooperation with Samskip’s pan-European multimodal network.

Hoa Phat, a Vietnamese steelmaker, has announced it will invest US$ 130 million in the construction of a new container factory in June. The new factory will be near Ho Chi Minh City. This new factory, when fully operational, will have a capacity of 500,000 TEU per year, mainly 20ft and 40ft. The initial power will be 180,000-200,000 TEU a year.

Hoa Phat, a Vietnamese steelmaker, has announced it will invest US$ 130 million in the construction of a new container factory in June. The new factory will be near Ho Chi Minh City. This new factory, when fully operational, will have a capacity of 500,000 TEU per year, mainly 20ft and 40ft. The initial power will be 180,000-200,000 TEU a year.

Long-term contract rates in container liner shipping continue to be extremely high, according to the Norwegian sea freight data platform Xeneta based on new statistics for the month of April.

Long-term contract rates in container liner shipping continue to be extremely high, according to the Norwegian sea freight data platform Xeneta based on new statistics for the month of April.

The CMA CGM Group has ordered 22 newbuild container vessels from China’s CSSC Group.

The CMA CGM Group has ordered 22 newbuild container vessels from China’s CSSC Group.

The worldwide container shortage will remain for at least the upcoming months. That also means highly high prices for containers. The container shortage will contribute to inflation, according to The New York Times. The container shortage will lead to higher transport costs that will be passed on to consumers.

The worldwide container shortage will remain for at least the upcoming months. That also means highly high prices for containers. The container shortage will contribute to inflation, according to The New York Times. The container shortage will lead to higher transport costs that will be passed on to consumers.

Due to shortages in the first quarter, the growth figures in the eurozone were not impressive. Fortunately the demand is still strong, causing economics to be optimistic. In February compared to January we saw a decline of 1% in industrial production.

Due to shortages in the first quarter, the growth figures in the eurozone were not impressive. Fortunately the demand is still strong, causing economics to be optimistic. In February compared to January we saw a decline of 1% in industrial production.

The container market has boomed over the last six months. Container prices doubled in 2020 and lead times for new orders have got longer. Manufacturers are sticking with a single shift system, despite high demands. This way they are restricting output in order to support higher prices.

The container market has boomed over the last six months. Container prices doubled in 2020 and lead times for new orders have got longer. Manufacturers are sticking with a single shift system, despite high demands. This way they are restricting output in order to support higher prices.

GEWI Solutions B.V., a container survey company based in Rotterdam, inspects containers for damages (and if needed for general or preventative maintenance) such as cargo handling damages, floor board oil stains, nails, debris, interior panel scratches, holes, cracks etc. in order to determine the status of each container. The inspections are supported with individual survey reports, photos and recommendations.  

GEWI Solutions B.V., a container survey company based in Rotterdam, inspects containers for damages (and if needed for general or preventative maintenance) such as cargo handling damages, floor board oil stains, nails, debris, interior panel scratches, holes, cracks etc. in order to determine the status of each container. The inspections are supported with individual survey reports, photos and recommendations.  

Seatrade Group (‘Seatrade’) and Jamaica Producers Group Limited (‘JP’) have announced the joint venture acquisition of Geest Line Limited. Geest Line has been the operator of one of the leading shipping lines in Europe serving the Caribbean and Latin America markets for over 65 years.

Seatrade Group (‘Seatrade’) and Jamaica Producers Group Limited (‘JP’) have announced the joint venture acquisition of Geest Line Limited. Geest Line has been the operator of one of the leading shipping lines in Europe serving the Caribbean and Latin America markets for over 65 years.

Egypt has seized the Ever Given the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal. With this, the country wants to enforce the payment of 900 million dollars in compensation. Egypt had spent money on the rescue operation of the ship. The Suez Canal also lost income because no ships could pass through the canal when the Ever Given was moored.

Egypt has seized the Ever Given the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal. With this, the country wants to enforce the payment of 900 million dollars in compensation. Egypt had spent money on the rescue operation of the ship. The Suez Canal also lost income because no ships could pass through the canal when the Ever Given was moored.

Persistent delays at ports and higher rates. That was the message from CEO Rolf Habben Jansen of Hapag-Lloyd at a press conference about the short-term expectations for the container market. He believes that delays in US and European ports will continue for the remainder of the second quarter and expects the situation to gradually normalize in the third quarter at the earliest. He said he was particularly concerned about Rotterdam and British ports: “We may need to look at alternatives to ensure that we do not lose unnecessary time”.

Persistent delays at ports and higher rates. That was the message from CEO Rolf Habben Jansen of Hapag-Lloyd at a press conference about the short-term expectations for the container market. He believes that delays in US and European ports will continue for the remainder of the second quarter and expects the situation to gradually normalize in the third quarter at the earliest. He said he was particularly concerned about Rotterdam and British ports: “We may need to look at alternatives to ensure that we do not lose unnecessary time”.

While the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal begins, Shoe Kisen, the vessel’s Japanese owner, declared General Average.

General average is a global maritime industry loss mitigation convention. With it the ship owners and cargo interests proportionately contribute to fully reimburse those in the venture who sustained loss or damage in preventing the total loss of a vessel, crew and its cargo.

While the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal begins, Shoe Kisen, the vessel’s Japanese owner, declared General Average.

General average is a global maritime industry loss mitigation convention. With it the ship owners and cargo interests proportionately contribute to fully reimburse those in the venture who sustained loss or damage in preventing the total loss of a vessel, crew and its cargo.

The Ketchup effect is the Swedish term used by the port of Gothenburg meant to describe the upcoming avalanche of containers set to flood European ports in the coming weeks. The cause is the freeing of the 20,388 TEU Ever Given that has blocked the key trade artery linking Asia and Europe together.

The Ketchup effect is the Swedish term used by the port of Gothenburg meant to describe the upcoming avalanche of containers set to flood European ports in the coming weeks. The cause is the freeing of the 20,388 TEU Ever Given that has blocked the key trade artery linking Asia and Europe together.

The container surge is putting some US ports under severe pressure. Charleston was among those US ports posting strong trading performances in December. A strong peak season, which has continued into the new year, has put immense pressure on several US ports’ container handling capacity, with the most severe problems being encountered in Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB).

The container surge is putting some US ports under severe pressure. Charleston was among those US ports posting strong trading performances in December. A strong peak season, which has continued into the new year, has put immense pressure on several US ports’ container handling capacity, with the most severe problems being encountered in Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB).

Trident Container Leasing B.V. works with a vast network of reliable partners around the world. Thanks to these partnerships, we can offer the highest quality containers and services. One of these partners is CTL-ICS B.V., based in the port of Rotterdam and specialized in purchasing, sale and rental of used reefer container equipment worldwide.

Trident Container Leasing B.V. works with a vast network of reliable partners around the world. Thanks to these partnerships, we can offer the highest quality containers and services. One of these partners is CTL-ICS B.V., based in the port of Rotterdam and specialized in purchasing, sale and rental of used reefer container equipment worldwide.

At a time when physical events and meetings are paused, Intermodal Connect provides a unique and much-needed opportunity to network with buyers, influencers and thought leaders.

Over three days – Tuesday 16 March – Thursday 18 March 2021 – the Intermodal Connect virtual event can help you generate quality sales leads and elevate your brand into new markets, enabling you to break down barriers and foster a vibrant virtual community for our industry.

At a time when physical events and meetings are paused, Intermodal Connect provides a unique and much-needed opportunity to network with buyers, influencers and thought leaders.

Over three days – Tuesday 16 March – Thursday 18 March 2021 – the Intermodal Connect virtual event can help you generate quality sales leads and elevate your brand into new markets, enabling you to break down barriers and foster a vibrant virtual community for our industry.

After going through a European tendering procedure, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded the construction of approximately 2.4 kilometers of quays and earthworks in the Princess Amaliahaven to the construction consortium of HOCHTIEF, Ballast Nedam and Van Oord.

After going through a European tendering procedure, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded the construction of approximately 2.4 kilometers of quays and earthworks in the Princess Amaliahaven to the construction consortium of HOCHTIEF, Ballast Nedam and Van Oord.

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports.

The two-city agreement marks the official starting shot for a unification process that is expected to take one year. After that, the ports will continue under the name “Port of Antwerp-Bruges.” In this manner, the ports strengthen their position in the global logistics chain and make sure sustainable growth is perpetuated.

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports.

The two-city agreement marks the official starting shot for a unification process that is expected to take one year. After that, the ports will continue under the name “Port of Antwerp-Bruges.” In this manner, the ports strengthen their position in the global logistics chain and make sure sustainable growth is perpetuated.

The overheating of the container market could last for another year. This is what the Danish Sea-Intelligence states in a new analysis.

The agency states that retail stocks in the United States are still exceptionally low and that replenishment, particularly from China, will continue for the rest of the year. In addition, a solution for the heavy congestion in the main US container port, Los Angeles / Long Beach, is not yet in sight. Container ships have to wait there for almost a week on average.

The overheating of the container market could last for another year. This is what the Danish Sea-Intelligence states in a new analysis.

The agency states that retail stocks in the United States are still exceptionally low and that replenishment, particularly from China, will continue for the rest of the year. In addition, a solution for the heavy congestion in the main US container port, Los Angeles / Long Beach, is not yet in sight. Container ships have to wait there for almost a week on average.

The Grimaldi Group continues investing to upgrade and modernize its fleet. Today, with the signing of an agreement worth over USD 500 million, the Neapolitan Group ordered the construction of six new ro/ro multipurpose vessels to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd (Ulsan).

With a length of 250 meters, a beam of 38 meters and a deadweight of 45.684 tonnes, the ships ordered will inaugurate a new class called “G5”, an evolution of the previous class of “G4” ro/ro multipurpose units built by the same shipyard and delivered to the Grimaldi Group between 2014 and 2015.

The Grimaldi Group continues investing to upgrade and modernize its fleet. Today, with the signing of an agreement worth over USD 500 million, the Neapolitan Group ordered the construction of six new ro/ro multipurpose vessels to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd (Ulsan).

With a length of 250 meters, a beam of 38 meters and a deadweight of 45.684 tonnes, the ships ordered will inaugurate a new class called “G5”, an evolution of the previous class of “G4” ro/ro multipurpose units built by the same shipyard and delivered to the Grimaldi Group between 2014 and 2015.

Due to the enormous pressure in container shipping, we have come to a point where one traffic congestion follows another in many ports in the world.

These congestions create a logistical challenging for all involved in this process, both at sea and on land.

Ports such as the Port of Long Beach are currently unable to handle the loading and unloading of sea containers, causing logistics companies to experience significant delays.

Due to the enormous pressure in container shipping, we have come to a point where one traffic congestion follows another in many ports in the world.

These congestions create a logistical challenging for all involved in this process, both at sea and on land.

Ports such as the Port of Long Beach are currently unable to handle the loading and unloading of sea containers, causing logistics companies to experience significant delays.

Shipping Line Hapag-Lloyd’s positive outlook

Hapag-Lloyd CEO said the current market conditions are temporary and expects the industry will return to the old normal when the COVID-19 crisis ends.

Despite the immense challenges associated with COVID-19, which Rolf Habben Janssen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, described as one of the biggest operational crises the liner industry has ever seen, he is positive about the future. But he also expects a return to some form of normality, rejecting suggestions that events of the past 12 months reflected structural changes in the sector.

Shipping Line Hapag-Lloyd’s positive outlook

Hapag-Lloyd CEO said the current market conditions are temporary and expects the industry will return to the old normal when the COVID-19 crisis ends.

Despite the immense challenges associated with COVID-19, which Rolf Habben Janssen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, described as one of the biggest operational crises the liner industry has ever seen, he is positive about the future. But he also expects a return to some form of normality, rejecting suggestions that events of the past 12 months reflected structural changes in the sector.

In Memoriam – Johan van der Kuil

On December 31, 2014, co-founder Johan van der Kuil died of an aggressive form of cancer at the age of just 48. Johan played an enormously important role during the start and the first years of the company.

In Memoriam – Johan van der Kuil

On December 31, 2014, co-founder Johan van der Kuil died of an aggressive form of cancer at the age of just 48. Johan played an enormously important role during the start and the first years of the company.

Digitalization, Block-chain , Crypto coins. Just some key words in today’s modern world.

My good friends Willem Alexander Dous and Jan Frahnert are the founders of BOXXPORT. It was time to modernize the containerized world and so they did!

BOXXPORT - Industry friends

Digitalization, Block-chain , Crypto coins. Just some key words in today’s modern world.

Logo Boxxport My good friends Willem Alexander Dous and Jan Frahnert are the founders of Boxxport. It was time to modernize the containerized world and so they did!

Corporate Social Responsibility

It is important for every entrepreneur to not only try to score a good turnover and good profit, but also to work in a socially responsible manner. This can be done, for example, by taking the environment, climate and circularity into account in the company’s activities and processes.

Corporate Social Responsibility

It is important for every entrepreneur to not only try to score a good turnover and good profit, but also to work in a socially responsible manner. This can be done, for example, by taking the environment, climate and circularity into account in the company’s activities and processes.

Year of the Ox

On February the 12th starts the Chinese Lunar New Year until February 26. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important day of the Chinese Holidays. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar. This Festival is therefore celebrated on a different date every year but never takes place before 21 January or after 20 February.

Year of the Ox

On February the 12th starts the Chinese Lunar New Year until February 26. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important day of the Chinese Holidays. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar. This Festival is therefore celebrated on a different date every year but never takes place before 21 January or after 20 February.

Only Friends Foundation

Trident Container Leasing B.V. has been donating to the Only Friends Foundation for years and is very proud of it. Only Friends is located in a prime location in Amsterdam North where anyone with a physical, mental disability or chronic illness can come and exercise. For these athletes Only Friends offers dozens of different sports. This way everyone can practice their sport with great pleasure.

Only Friends Foundation

Trident Container Leasing B.V. has been donating to the Only Friends Foundation for years and is very proud of it. Only Friends is located in a prime location in Amsterdam North where anyone with a physical, mental disability or chronic illness can come and exercise. For these athletes Only Friends offers dozens of different sports. This way everyone can practice their sport with great pleasure.