What is today a small club of carriers operating or having ordered 18,000-TEU ships or larger is likely to grow, but not necessarily overnight, as carriers intensify their focus on reducing costs without regard to greater market or infrastructure implications.
15 Jan 2014
As part of a slot sharing agreement, seven container lines will cooperate on three existing Far East-to-Indian subcontinent services, effective in February 2014.
13 Jan 2014
It’s too early to predict precisely how the container shipping business will play out in the new year, but there is one certainty: The P3 Network will shake things up in a big way. In the six months since Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM announced they would pool their biggest ships in a giant vessel-sharing alliance in the main east-west trades, competing liner companies have been playing catch-up in an effort to match the P3’s market size and power.
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.
27 Dec 2013
What follows are our picks for the top 10 stories of 2013. Do you agree? Disagree?
18 Dec 2013
Maersk Line said it still remains confident of securing approval for the P3 alliance and meeting the summer launch target following this week’s meeting of...
16 Dec 2013
Will there be a CKYH-E?
12 Dec 2013
CMA CGM plans to cut the number of services it operate through its subsidiary Delmas between Europe and the Mediterranean and West Africa to five from 10 as of the middle of December.
10 Dec 2013
The European Union’s top transport official has lent his support to the P3 Network between Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM as a counterweight to the growing industrial might of China.
05 Dec 2013
The G6 Alliance is taking steps to counter the planned P3 Network in a battle for east-west dominance.
05 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Federal Maritime Commission today voted to ask the three largest global container lines for more informa