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.
02 Jul 2014
The ink was hardly dry on Hapag-Lloyd’s merger deal with Chilean carrier CSAV when departing chief executive Michael Behrendt raised the prospect of acquiring an Asian container line.
02 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioners yesterday unanimously voted to allow CKYH partners and Evergreen Line to discuss cooperating in the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades.
30 Jun 2014
The major North European ports likely will face further congestion in the coming months as carrier alliances continue to have an impact on the reliability of service schedules, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
24 Jun 2014
The worst is over for the Asia-Europe container trade as slow-steaming and scrapping of old vessels begin to address excess capacity, according to a recent report from HSBC’s transport analysts.
19 Jun 2014
The G6 and CKYHE alliances that were to have competed head on with the P3 Network may be feeling an easing of pressure after China’s shock rejection of the vessel-sharing agreement, but both are pushing ahead with the expansion of their networks.
10 Jun 2014
06 Jun 2014
Despite recent improvements, global container lines’ schedule reliability and on-time container delivery have been worse every month so far this year versus last year.
13 May 2014
Hapag-Lloyd today pinned its financial future to the expansion of the G6 Alliance into the key east-west liner trades and its takeover of Chile’s CSAV, as its first-quarter loss widened and revenue declined.
09 May 2014
Zim yesterday announced the imminent launch of an enhanced service structure between Asia and the West Coast of North America after it agreed to expand its cooperation with the G6 Alliance.
05 May 2014
London Gateway has landed its first east-west liner service after the G6 Alliance announced it would call at the United Kingdom’s newest container port.
01 May 2014
A temporary space shortage on the trans-Atlantic is looming thanks to implementation of the G6 Alliance in that trade lane.