Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in September and October.
14 Mar 2013
Aqaba Container Terminal in Jordan has completed the first part of its berth expansion, adding 200 meters (about 656 feet) of new quay, as well as two new ship-to-shore cranes and four rubber-tire gantry cranes.
21 Feb 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargoes and container types from East Asia, excluding Japan, to the Red Sea, by $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit, effective March 15.
01 Feb 2013
Ocean carrier United Arab Shipping Co. will implement a general rate increase on all U.S. export cargo to the Middle East and Mediterranean, effective March 1. It will apply to all tariff ocean freight rates and service contracts.
14 Jan 2013
Bluesea Shipping Lines has expanded its services to include major ports in the Middle East.