CSAV

CSAV Group is a Chilean shipping company founded in 1872, making it one of the oldest shipping companies in the world and one of the largest in Latin America. The ocean carrier has a fleet of 51 container ships, 10 car carriers, and 3 bulk. With a presence in more than 80 countries, CSAV is the 20th-largest container shipping company worldwide.

CSAV Group posted revenues of US$3.21 billion in 2013 — down 6.6 percent on a year-on-year basis. The company recorded a net loss of $169 million, down 46 percent from the previous year’s net loss of $313.6 million.

CSAV Group was the 23rd-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 141,662 TEUs, up 2.9 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 0.8 percent. It was No. 20 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 139,198 TEUs, up 3.8 percent year-over-year and market share of 1.1 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

Shareholders of CSAV overwhelmingly  voted in favor of a planned merger with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd that would create the world’s fourth-largest container shipping line. The planned merger was backed by 84.5 percent of CSAV’s shareholders at a special stockholders’ meeting in Valparaiso. The deal is expected to close this year.

21 Nov 2014
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV just need approval from Ukraine and China to merge and create the fourth-largest container lines, after Mexican regulators gave the tie-up the green-light this week.
13 Nov 2014
Hapag-Lloyd sank into the red in the third quarter on the eve of sealing a merger with CSAV that will create the world’s fourth largest ocean container carrier.
13 Nov 2014
CSAV, nearing its merger with Hapag-Lloyd, cut its third quarter operating losses by 24 percent year-over-year but still ended the third quarter in the red, the Chilean carrier announced said Wednesday
04 Nov 2014
Hapag-Lloyd is a step closer to merging with CSAV after Brazilian regulators gave the go-ahead for the duo to create the fourth-largest container line in the world.
Container lines’ global schedule reliability from January 2012 through September 2014.
03 Nov 2014
Shippers are enduring the worst bout of congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach in years, but some analysts who follow container shipping say the situation will soon improve.
27 Oct 2014
CSAV, in the process of being absorbed by Hapag-Lloyd, has added two new weekly loops, Sling 2 and Sling 3, to its IMEX service linking the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North Europe.
20 Oct 2014
The South Carolina Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated South American east coast service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston.
15 Oct 2014
A record number of ship deliveries will combine with declining scrapping rates and mid-single-digit growth in volume to extend the gap between container ship supply and demand through 2015, according to a leading maritime research consultant.
14 Oct 2014
Even as Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV reach the homestretch in merging, Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of the German carrier, said Wednesday not to expect container line consolidation to speed up in the coming years.
12 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd is looking for a safe haven. Like many of its rivals, the German carrier is seeking that haven in the form of new or enlarged alliances. But it's taking the pursuit for stability even further, restructuring its ownership and bringing in a new CEO who will steer the carrier into new routes, new ships and a merger that will elevate the fourth-largest container line by capacity.
Weekly wrap-up: ILWU-PMA talks, 2M’s FMC approval and intermodal troubles
11 Oct 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue.
Hapag-Lloyd's Hamburg Express container ship
14 Sep 2014
Container freight rates will stabilize and may trend upward over the next few years despite the existing overcapacity of vessel space because of the expansion of existing carrier alliances and the creation of new ones, according to Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.