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

Preliminary research suggests much of North America’s trade community remains relatively indifferent to the major changes taking place.

News & Analysis

25 Apr 2017
Although the alliance changes took effect April 1, reshuffling carrier alliances from four to three, the impact is only slowly emerging on routes across the globe.
25 Apr 2017
Under the agreement, the French carrier’s subsidiary CMA Terminals will operate the facility for 15 years.
25 Apr 2017
Installation of the new Tideworks Technology system at San Juan follows the rollout of the system last September at Crowley’s Port Everglades, Florida, terminal.
25 Apr 2017
There are signs potential negative effects of the new alliances on transshipment and tariffs may be overstated, according to the CEO of HPH Trust.
25 Apr 2017
Yang Ming has managed to beat the market on the trans-Pacific eastbound in the first quarter as the carrier tries to restore shipper confidence following its recent share trading suspension.
25 Apr 2017
There is not yet any resolution to the Shanghai congestion, but vessel berthing delays are showing a slight improvement.
24 Apr 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific basically flat last week.
24 Apr 2017
The upside is that spot freight rates likely will stabilize.
23 Apr 2017
Given the nexus of polar opposites along the technology spectrum, the outcome is uncertain at best.
21 Apr 2017
For the first time, Savannah has more weekly trans-Pacific alliance services than the Port of New York and New Jersey.