Transports to Cuba

Our shipments to Cuba are increasing sharply. For infomation or quotes plse contact our office. [more]


New Year's blessings

To all our customers, business partners and friends we wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy and PROSPEROUS New Year 2017 !!![more]


Hamad port - Qatar

As from the 1st of December 2016 the Hamad port is fully operational. Thereby replacing the port of Doha. The old port is situated in the middle of the town Doha and the access was extremely tiresome. In future this port will...[more]


New maritime channels

New channels will be built and reduce the vessels' transit-time. Planned: Kra-Canal - strait between Thailand and Burma - shortens the distance between China/Japan to Europe/Africa by 1000 kilometers. The port authorities of...[more]


Containerweighing (Solas)

As from the 1st of July 2016 each container must be weighed before loading on to the ship.(for security reasons). This is a compulsory measure. Our company,     BEAT SUTER AG. was weighing each container at the border...[more]


Port of Hamburg

The volume of container movements decreased last year in the port of Hamburg. By that the port lost the second position to Antwerp. During 5 days the containervessel "Indian Ocean" was aground in the river Elbe. The...[more]



The world biggest containerships carry up to 20'000 containers. A crew on board consists of 26-30 persons. The length of the ships are about 400 meters, the width up to 54 meters. A loaded containership has a height of a 15...[more]


New development of the Suez Canal

The new development of the Suez Canal will have repercussions on the trade line Asia - US East Coast and vice versa. The distance between Hongkong and New York is approx.  the same whether the ships sail via the Suez- or the...[more]


Growth of containerships

In 1970 the average containership had a loading capacity of 1100 TEU'S (1100 x 20' containers or 550 x 40' containers), whereas today it is 5000 TEU'S. 10% of the ordered ships have a capacity of over 8000 TEU'S. To illustrate...[more]


Types of shipped containers

According to the shipping lines there are now nearly 50% of 40' high cube containers (H.C.) of the total volume on ships. 30% are 20' box containers. The remaining quantity consists of 40' box, flat racks, open tops, open...[more]

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