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

Ports need a clear vision of trade developments, equipment and staffing issues, and hinterland infrastructure in their communities.

News & Analysis

CSCL Globe, China Shipping container ship
27 Apr 2015
China Shipping Container Lines in the first quarter continued its profitable turnaround that began with a positive 2014 annual result, reporting a 305 percent increase in net profit to $40 million.
container shipping at Port of Oakland
27 Apr 2015
Forget faster shipping services and press container lines for better reliability is the advice from Drewry to shippers prepared to pay a premium for expedited options.
Hamburg Sud container ship transiting Panama Canal
26 Apr 2015
German container line Hamburg Süd, traditional a north-south carrier, is putting volume growth in the major east-west trades at the top of its agenda this year.
26 Apr 2015
With West Coast port congestion and container backlogs easing faster than predicted, beneficial cargo owners are reassessing their supply chain strategies for the coming shipping season.
25 Apr 2015
The privatization of Kingston Container Terminal should help revive transshipment, but the new operator will face competitive challenges
24 Apr 2015
The number of westbound 40-foot equivalent ocean containers available in Chicago and Kansas City surged in early April, another sign the West Coast container logjam has broken and the Chinese New Year reprieve is over.
24 Apr 2015
A former employee of U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico carriers Sea Star Line and Trailer Bridge has been charged with defrauding the companies of $2.1 million by submitting phony invoices for container and equipment decals and inspection and transportation of containers and equipment.
24 Apr 2015
Horizon Lines said it expects to complete its sale to Matson by the end of Horizon’s second quarter in late June. The deal received clearance from U.S. antitrust regulators this week.
Zim container ship in Savannah
24 Apr 2015
Zim Integrated Shipping Services announced the launch of a new service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal at the end of May.
23 Apr 2015
European shippers are stepping up their scrutiny of shipping alliances by launching their own review of the massive vessel-sharing agreements.