Container Lines

Business intelligence, news and analysis on the container lines that transport most of the world's trade such as CMA CGM, MOL, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, and others. JOC.com's coverage of container lines ranges from new services to leadership changes and in-depth analysis of pricing and volume trends that directly impact shippers' bottom lines and supply chains. 

The container line landscape is constantly evolving as market dynamics present new challenges to the industry. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

Commentary

After securing some of the lowest trans-Pacific contract rates in years, U.S. importers are feeling tinges of anxiety, and with good reason.

News & Analysis

23 Jul 2016
U.S. exports continue to struggle amid low freight rates and the strong dollar. 
22 Jul 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line moved more containers in the second quarter of 2016 than the same period a year before.
OOCL, its G6 Alliance partners and other ocean carriers can't seem to find the magic formula needed to bring trans-Pacifc capacity in line with demand.
22 Jul 2016
Container lines in the eastbound trans-Pacific this week were unable to hold on to their rate increases of last week.
22 Jul 2016
Asia-Europe spot freight rates continued their steady march down from the year’s high reached on July 1.
21 Jul 2016
Span Alaska gives Matson Logistics greater reach into The Frontier State, and door-to-door service capabilities increasingly needed to compete.
Maersk Line will deploy the same size ships on the new Panama routing as it did via the old routing through the Suez Canal.
21 Jul 2016
Maersk Line said it would reroute one of its Suez Canal strings just days before the Panama Canal opened June 26.
Mega-ships and the 2M Alliance are both critical features of Hyundai Merchant Marine's efforts to stabilize its finances.
21 Jul 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine on Thursday signed an agreement with its creditors to proceed with its business normalization plan.
The new CEO of Hyundai Merchant Marine will be quite busy as he or she tries to return to profitability a company that was on the brink of receivership just two months ago.
19 Jul 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine will get a new CEO in August.
The 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured in San Francisco Bay during a call to the Port of Oakland in February, could be one of the mega-ships the Ocean Alliance plans to deploy to the U.S. West Coast.
19 Jul 2016
The Ocean Alliance plans to deploy the largest ships ever seen by U.S ports on the trans-Pacific trade.
News that the recently merged China Cosco Shipping would honor existing contracts until the Ocean Alliance takes effect follow industry rumors of mass shipper desertions from the company's constituent carriers, Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines
19 Jul 2016
China Cosco Shipping says all its shipper contracts are safe until the new Ocean Alliance kicks off next year.