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.
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.
28 Mar 2014
The two largest Chinese container lines have more reason to work together after they both continued to suffer from overcapacity and lackluster demand in the container shipping industry in 2013.
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...
Port of Hong Kong
13 Mar 2014
The Port of Hong Kong got a much needed boost in its capacity to handle container mega-ships...
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...
From left: Adam D. Hall, Dollar General; Klaus Schnede, Eastman Chemical.
04 Mar 2014
It is possible to think up all kinds of scary scenarios that could play out as container lines form new vessel-sharing alliances or expand existing alliances, but the primary goal of carriers is to deploy the largest ships at their disposal in order to reduce their per-unit costs.
Standing: Peter Leach, JOC. Seated, left to right: William Payne, NYK Line; Mike White, Maersk Line; Wolfgang Freese, Hapag-Lloyd; Gene Seroka, APL; Howard Finkel, Cosco North America.
03 Mar 2014
Vessel capacity is exaggerated but container ship lines continue to struggle to raise rates to cover costs and meet service demands, carrier executives told the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference.
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...
18 Feb 2014
Not a great deal is known yet about the “Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement” signed this week by COSCO and China Shipping. But the very fact an agreement of any kind was publicly unveiled in Beijing (at the COSCO headquarters), shows how times have changed in China and worldwide.
18 Feb 2014
Evergreen Line has confirmed that it is in negotiations with the CKYH Alliance to form a new alliance...

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