Container Lines

Container Lines

In-depth coverage of container freight, including TEUs, iso containers, container standards and relevant issues.

The container carrier landscape is constantly evolving. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

Tucked away in a recent report from Drewry Maritime Research on the inexorable decline of the refrigerated breakbulk fleet was a conclusion that specialized reefer carriers are increasingly using containers in their operations.

News & Analysis

31 Oct 2014
Growing international trade and rising container volumes and revenue during the third quarter was reflected in the financial results of China’s top two carriers — China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and China Cosco.
CMA CGM ship
30 Oct 2014
Ten more CMA CGM ships are scheduled for modifications to their bows that will help the company save nearly 6 percent on fuel, the French carrier said.
30 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd again raised its “on-carriage congestion surcharge” for import shipments handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), indicating that India’s largest container handler is still battling clogged railyards and that equipment turn times for ocean carriers have yet to improve.
30 Oct 2014
Hanjin Shipping recorded its first quarterly net profit since the end of 2010 in a turnaround driven largely by cost cuts and currency gains that saw the Korean carrier posting third quarter net earnings of $39 million.
29 Oct 2014
With the launch of its SeaLand inter-Americas service approaching on Jan. 1, Maersk has begun transitioning its affected customer base from Maersk to the newly created SeaLand unit.
A new ACL Ro-Ro/Container ship currently under construction
28 Oct 2014
Atlantic Container Line said the first of five new ships in a top-to-bottom fleet upgrade are on track to enter service next summer, followed with an additional delivery every two months until its current fleet of 1980s-era ships is replaced.
28 Oct 2014
Flames raged aboard two container ships, one from UASC, another from Hamburg Sud on Monday after the ships collided at Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur.
28 Oct 2014
The world’s largest box maker, China International Marine Containers (CIMC), posted a 66 percent increase in net profit for January through September as the U.S. and European economies continued to recover and new vessels were launched, driving up the shipping industry demand for new containers.
27 Oct 2014
Bunker fuel surcharges are falling along with the drop in fuel prices, according to Catapult International which tracks ocean surcharges.
27 Oct 2014
Revenue gained through Suez Canal tolls in September rose 6.3 percent year-over-year but fell 8 percent from August, suggesting freight growth on the Egyptian waterway might be slowing.