United Arab Shipping

United Arab Shipping

UASC, or United Arab Shipping Company, is the world’s 18th-largest container shipping company, with 53 vessels with a combined capacity of approximately 400,000 TEUs. Founded in 1976, the Dubai-based ocean carrier serves Asia from Singapore, Northern Europe from Hamburg, the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent from Dubai, the Mediterranean and North Africa from Istanbul, and the Americas from Cranford, New Jersey, USA.

UASC, the largest shipping company in the Middle East, was established jointly by the six Gulf Arab states Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.

UASC was the 19th-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 186,944 TEUs, up 56.2 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 1.0 percent. It was No. 21 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 134,348 TEUs, up 17.8 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.

21 Nov 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. plans to join the EPIC Service between the Indian subcontinent and North Europe operated until now independently by CMA CGM.
UASC container ship
07 Sep 2014
CMA CGM, United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line will soon announce the formation of a new east-west vessel-sharing agreement, according to industry sources reached and news reports circulating Friday.
Weekly wrap-up: Top 50 container ports, carrier earnings and congestion
06 Sep 2014
Three container lines that have yet to declare their allegiance to an east-west alliance — CMA CGM, United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line — will soon announce...
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Aug. 29
29 Aug 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in trade lanes in the next two months, but any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Maersk Kampala
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.
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.
CMA CGM Corte Real at the Port of Long Beach
14 Jul 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line are the “most obvious” partners for CMA CGM after the French ocean carrier was excluded from the recently unveiled 2M alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., according to Drewry Maritime Research.
UASC ship al-Sabahia
23 May 2014
In the face of looming competition from new or expanded ocean shipping alliances among the biggest carriers, smaller lines are taking steps to ensure their own long-term survival.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
23 Apr 2014
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.
22 Apr 2014
Joseph J. Cortese, who retired last year as U.S. national sales manager at United Arab Shipping Co. after more than 40 years in the shipping industry, died April 20 at his home in Middletown, N.J. He was 67.
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...
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...