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.
09 Nov 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. is expanding its refrigerated container fleet as it targets new business in South America.
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.
28 Oct 2014
Flames raged aboard two container ships, one from UASC, another from Hamburg Sud on Monday after the ships collided at Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur.
21 Oct 2014
The Ocean Three Alliance of CMA CGM, China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co. has received U.S. regulatory clearance without the standard 45-day review by the Federal Maritime Commission, but Commissioner Richard Lidinsky isn’t happy about it.
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.
UASC
26 Sep 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. expects that as mega-alliances increasingly consolidate the container shipping market, freight rates will stabilize, which could be bad news for shippers.
24 Sep 2014
Hamburg Sud and United Arab Shipping Co.
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.
10 Sep 2014
A massive shift in market share on the east-west trades is in the pipeline as the order book of the Ocean Three (O3) and 2M alliances will see their combined megavessel capacity eclipse that of their more established G6 and CKYHE rivals.
Malik al Ashtar container ship of UASC
09 Sep 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Co. today ended weeks of feverish speculation by unveiling the "Ocean Three" alliance that will operate some of the world’s biggest container vessels on the major east-west liner trade routes.
China Shipping container ship
08 Sep 2014
The three container lines planning to link up in a new vessel sharing agreement — CMA CGM, United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line — will initially operate 18 separate services covering the four major east-west trades, sources say.