Panama Canal banks on $5.3bn locks

Gates swing open to bigger ships riding out storm in container sector

Maersk floats break up

Danish conglomerate’s main divisions under pressure

AP Møller-Maersk considers break-up

New chief executive Soren Skou to lead strategic review

Sparrows Point in Maryland when it had a steel plant operated by Bethlehem Steel
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Tradepoint seeks to shake up US ports

Company aims to become main trade hub on eastern seaboard

Brazil woes provide export silver lining

Rise in container traffic fuelled by currency weakness

Container shipping lines mired in crisis

Companies led by Maersk grapple with freight rates at record lows amid sluggish growth in global trade

Mega-cargo ship pulled from US-Asia route

Concerns over trade slowdown and antiquated US ports spark move

Maersk profits hit by low freight rates

Shares still rise as group maintains full-year guidance

Container shipping: all at sea

Too many vessels and many more on the slipway

Hanjin Shipping sinks 30% on debt woes

South Korean container carrier to ask creditors to reschedule debt

Winners and losers amid the oil crash

Consumer goods groups are not getting a big boost from cheap fuel

Greece sells controlling stake in Piraeus port

Protests greet purchase by Cosco of China

Carmakers drive Morocco’s manufacturing

The automotive sector is aiming to create 90,000 jobs by 2020

Tanger-Med port bridges gap to Europe

Maritime complex aims to extend role as transshipment hub

Ex-rivals join hands in A$9bn Asciano bid

Qube and Brookfield end bid battle with all-cash offer for Australian ports and rail operator

Battle begins for Baltic Exchange

Modernisation expected to set course out of market backwaters

Shipping’s size obsession could be ending

Ever-larger container vessels unlikely to be cost-efficient

Maersk stumble highlights sluggish trade

Some freight markets look weak, including air and dry bulk ships

Maersk warns on business conditions

Group hit by falling oil prices and container freight rates

Maersk: freight night

Danish shipping group’s results last year were hardly acceptable


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