Stern of Maersk vessel
16 Apr 2014
Is Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, showing that the age-old demons of container shipping — overcapacity, volatile spot rates and commoditized service — can finally be slain?
Container ship in Hamburg, Germany.
08 Apr 2014
The 2013 financial reporting season for container lines ended for many carriers in a sea of red ink as high bunker prices and weak freight rates combined to drag down profits.
03 Apr 2014
CMA CGM plans to revise two service loops between North Europe and South America’s east coast as of mid-April.
CMA CGM Marco Polo
31 Mar 2014
CMA CGM’s net profit surged almost 23 percent in 2013, driven by the sale of a stake in its ports unit, but the French ocean carrier lost money in a volatile fourth quarter.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for March 28
28 Mar 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
REX3/RES2/ARC2 port rotation
24 Mar 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Co. will launch a new jointly operated, fixed-day weekly service...
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for March 21
21 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...
21 Mar 2014
Maersk Line and CMA CGM are set to dominate the Asia-West Africa liner trade when they combine their direct services in April.
12 Mar 2014
Box Ships posted its 11th consecutive quarterly profit, but the Greek container shipowner skipped a dividend payment to help it survive a slumping charter market.
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
07 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for Feb. 28
28 Feb 2014
Multiple container lines hope to increase rates in a variety of trade lanes from March through June, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting...

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