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.

Commentary

Concern is growing that major US gateways won’t be able to handle the overnight changes that will occur at marine terminals when new ocean carrier alliances take effect on April 1. A new bout of congestion is potentially just weeks away.

News & Analysis

21 Feb 2017
The announcement helps to fill critical gaps in market knowledge about port pairs and services of the new vessel-sharing agreements.
21 Feb 2017
Eimskip said it has 15 working days to reply to the preliminary objection.
21 Feb 2017
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust CEO Gerry Yim tells JOC.com how the launching of new alliances will impact the core facilities of his company.
21 Feb 2017
Container lines are preparing March 1 rate hikes in anticipation of improving demand into the second quarter.
20 Feb 2017
The lack of detail in the schedules of the two mega-carrier alliances launching on April 1 is causing “planning headaches."
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
17 Feb 2017
The Port of Gothenburg faces fresh strikes.
17 Feb 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific dropping during post-Chinese New Year lull, but not as steeply as last year.
17 Feb 2017
Spot rates on the Shanghai-Europe trade have fallen for the seventh straight week.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."