Contargo Germany port with cargo containers

Shippers dissatisfied with surcharges, transit times

The level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders falls marginally, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council.

Singapore will press on to maintain top maritime position

Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, attends the inaugural World Congress on Maritime Heritage 2019 and finds out that Singapore’s maritime industry comprises 5,000 companies, contributes seven percent to the GDP and employs 17,000 people. 

Safety at sea during monsoon season

With the onset of the Northeast Monsoon season, which may prevail up to March 2019, occurrences of moderate to heavy thunder storms, strong winds and choppy seas can increase the risks at sea.