Lure of big ships fuels canal boom

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Chinese companies bet on rival Latin American trade routes

Shipowners must consolidate, says Ross

Excess capacity blamed on investors who financed new ships

Cranes move containers at the London Gateway dock in Stanford Le Hope, Essex.
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Ports in dogfight for container traffic

London Gateway and other ports are competing amid slow growth

US ports: Gridlock on the waterfront

Unless terminals modernise, American importers and exporters face higher costs than their rivals

China shipbuilders urged to merge

Groups look to join forces as slowing economic growth bites

Truckers squeezed in US ports battle

West Coast backlog likely to take months to clear

Panama expects boost from US port spat

Recent disruption could divert traffic from Asia to east coast

Maersk warns of slowdown in global trade

Oil price drop boost offset by sluggish economies

Maersk to sell 20% stake in Danske Bank

Group reveals rise in overall profits, but oil division takes a hit

US port disruptions loom despite deal

Vast backlogs remain after months of labour disputes

Kintetsu pays $1.2bn for APL Logistics

Acquisition from Neptune Orient Lines will expand US footprint

Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

Ports halted in California, Oregon and Washington in labour standoff

US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

Industrial dispute causing problems for importers and exporters

Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years

Schettino guilty of manslaughter after death of 32 passengers

Costly lockout looms on US ports

Retailers say a shutdown could cost the economy $2bn a day

ADM sells Brazil asset stake to Glencore

Agricultural trader to lift oilseed volume flowing through port

Maersk chief warns on global trade

Shifts in shipping as companies manufacture closer to home

Fears mount of work stoppage at US ports

Industry leaders warn of impact if labour dispute escalates

Rail network BNSF lifts container ban

Group reverses restriction made because of port labour dispute

High tide lifts ship off Solent sand bank

Salvors allow nature to set course for stricken car carrier

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