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

During what some are calling planned protracted ILWU negotiations, shippers who fear disruption on the West Coast are making U.S. East Coast ports a priority, fearing disruptions on the West Coast. What are the short- and long-term effects of the switch?

News & Analysis

26 Aug 2014
Maersk Inc. has sold its U.S. headquarters building in Madison, New Jersey, for a reported $53.3 million and leased offices in nearby Florham Park, New Jersey.
Asian Gypsy Moth
26 Aug 2014
Tiny, dirt-like egg clusters are waylaying cargo at ports in the United States, delaying thousands of containers for days at a time.
Damco warehouse
26 Aug 2014
Carriers’ strategy to bundle logistics services with container shipping services appears to be “unraveling,” according to Alphaliner’s latest newsletter.
26 Aug 2014
CSAV has announced plans to introduce a new weekly service, the IMEX Sling 1, connecting the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North Europe, starting in late October.
25 Aug 2014
Middle East-based Simatech Shipping has announced the launch of a fortnightly feeder service linking Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, a new private facility in India’s Port of Tuticorin (V.O. Chidambaranar), with Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting this month.
25 Aug 2014
The market for container terminals in the U.S. is being helped by cheap prices, low risk, and the advent of automation, according to the latest newsletter from industry analyst Drewry Maritime Research.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
Containers in port
25 Aug 2014
Cargo is being rolled and space allocations are being cut on trans-Pacific eastbound services as capacity continues to tighten to the U.S. East Coast. Space to the U.S. West Coast is also extremely tight, shippers say, reflected in stronger volumes moving through West Coast ports.
24 Aug 2014
Carriers in the east-west head-haul trades may opt to cancel fewer sailings this year in response to reduced volumes of China during the country’s Golden Week holiday in early October.
23 Aug 2014
The Zim Chicago was being worked at the Port of Tacoma on Saturday morning despite the presence of protesters seeking to