Top News Stories of 2017


Infographics on the latest container shipping alliance, videos and pictures of chaotic scenes on land and sea, shocking news about the TEU of the latest biggest vessel, Port Technology has covered it all in 2017.

We were unable to pick the best articles, so we decided to judge them by the number of clicks that each story received over the year.

This is what you chose:


#1: Watch: CMA CGM Containership Collides with Quay Crane (video above)

May 8, 2017

CCTV footage was released and shared of the moment that the 11,388 TEU CMA CGM Centaurus containership hit a quay crane at Terminal 1 in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai.



#2: Infographic: Largest Shipping Alliance Ever

February 3, 2017

This infographic provided details on the Ocean Alliance, led by CMA-CGM and made up of China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen Line, and Orient Overseas Container Line, which offered 40 services on the east-west trades with 498 port calls when it first started operating.



#3: Samsung Builds World’s Largest Containership

March 15, 2017

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) broke the world record for building the largest containership surpassing 20,000 TEU.


#4: MSC Containership Catches Fire at Sea

April 5, 2017

The Sri Lanka Navy released dramatic images of the rescue effort to save the 13,798 TEU MSC Daniela containership and her 21 crew members from a fire onboard the vessel.



#5: Watch: The Future of Ports in 2060

May 11, 2017

Kalmar released its renewed 2060 vision of how cargo handling will take place at terminals.

The cargo equipment specialist's video shows the Hyperloop concept becoming reality and predicts that goods will be moved rapidly around the world in smart containers that know their contents and destination.



#6: Maersk IT Systems Down After ‘Petya’ Global Cyber Attack

June 27, 2017

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk has confirmed that its IT systems were down due to a cyber attack called Petya.



#7: Tugs Assist Grounded MSC Vessel Caught in Durban Storm

October 10, 2017

The Panama-flagged MSC Ines was grounded in the Durban storm.



#8: Grounded Containership Blocks Antwerp Port

August 14, 2017

Traffic to and from Antwerp, Europe's second-biggest port, was halted by the 366-metre CSCL Jupiter containership after it ran aground on the banks of the river Scheldt.



#9: Infographic: Will 2M Defeat Largest Alliance?

February 16, 2017

The customers of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) were eagerly awaiting the 2M Alliance as it would offer shared vessels over 44 regular routes between Europe, Asia and the US east and west coasts upon its launch in April.


#10: Infographic: Carrier Alliances Ready For World Trade

March 13, 2017

Drewry analysed the new alliance networks by comparing the port coverage, frequency and speed of 2M, THE Alliance and the Ocean Alliance in its latest Container Insight Weekly.

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