The port system in northern China

Only 20 years ago the Chinese port system was still in its infancy stage. Hong Kong acted as the only container gateway to China. Since the second half of the 1990s, throughput at Chinese mainland ports started to accelerate. In recent years, shipping lines have been dedicating higher capacities and deploying larger vessels to cope […]

CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt begins maiden voyage

CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt, the second of a series of three 16,000 TEU vessels to be launched by the French firm named after great explorers, left the Port of Busan, South Korea, on Friday to begin its maiden voyage.