This week’s top 10 stories on JOC.com makes one thing abundantly clear: All eyes are on the U.S. West Coast labor negotiation. The top three stories all centered around negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Several other stories stayed on the familiar topic of West Coast port congestion and the shakeups it has caused in supply chains. Several other business news items also crept into the list.
28 Nov 2014
There will be no speedy solution to the congestion that is creating bottlenecks at ports around the world as terminals battle to cope with growing trade and surges in container volume.
13 Nov 2014
The G6 Alliance carriers have added a call at the port of Charleston on one of its U.S. East Coast-North Europe services, increasing the frequency of weekly post-Panamax vessel calls to the South Carolina port.
18 Sep 2014
The emergence of four large alliances among the world's largest container shipping lines is creating a two-tier market that could doom smaller carriers to hanging on to niche trades or going out of business.
15 Sep 2014
New global alliances of container ship lines could produce a retaliatory surge in large-ship orders by competitors in 2016-2018, according to a research report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts.
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.
13 Sep 2014
A new carrier alliance entered the fray this week after weeks of feverish speculation.
10 Sep 2014
Container lines in coming years will continue to order larger ships and switch membership in vessel-sharing alliances in a desperate game of survival...
29 Aug 2014
Global schedule reliability has declined for the first time in six months, as carriers continue to deal with congestion in North Europe and the U.S. West Coast, according to a new report from SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.
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.
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.
13 Aug 2014
Following up on an announcement last week by DP World that it is not accepting U.S.-bound rail cargo at its Vancouver, British Columbia, terminal, Hapag-Lloyd advised customers that two voyages this week will discharge containers at U.S. West Coast ports.