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

Shippers clamor for better services, but they won’t get better until there are solid gains in container shipping rates and the industry is making money. 

News & Analysis

29 May 2017
Nine port pairs on services between Southeast Asia and the West Coast are experiencing faster transit times than before the new and enhanced alliances launched April 1.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
26 May 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific dropped for the fourth straight week.
26 May 2017
After three weeks of declines, the China to Europe and the Mediterranean spot rates rose this week, probably lifted by shippers trying to beat the rate increases coming on June 1.
25 May 2017
Legislators’ recent interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by third-party suppliers’ fears of alliances having too much power.
25 May 2017
Inland barges are facing long delays at the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal.
24 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd joins group of carriers that charge for refrigerated container gensets.
24 May 2017
“This is an important strategic milestone and a big step forward for Hapag-Lloyd.”
24 May 2017
“The first quarter was in line with our expectations.”