Container Lines

Container Lines

In-depth coverage of container freight, including TEUs, iso containers, container standards and relevant issues.

The container carrier landscape is constantly evolving. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

What does it mean if the largest container line in the world is making money while most of its peers are less profitable or struggling? Where will it lead?

News & Analysis

01 Sep 2014
Hapag-Lloyd will begin charging an Ebola inspection fee on all shipments to and from West Africa from Sept. 21 as mandatory health checks on ships are expected to cause lengthy delays.
01 Sep 2014
Fesco Transportation Group’s revenue and earnings declined in the first half as a weaker rouble and lower ocean freight rates offset higher container volumes.
01 Sep 2014
Maersk Line has levied a congestion surcharge on all North American cargo discharged at the port of Sohar in Oman from Oct. 1 as the relocation of all commercial traffic from Muscat to Sohar leads to berthing delays.
01 Sep 2014
Small Malaysian container line and regional feeder operator PDZ released its full-year results, and once again the destructive impact of weak freight rates was evident in a carrier’s financials despite the line posting a pre-tax profit.
31 Aug 2014
Zim Integrated Shipping Services entered the final stages of a debt restructuring programme after posting a mixed set of first-quarter results where the carrier managed to reduce the size of its loss despite falling revenue.
Cosco Philippines
31 Aug 2014
Cosco Container Lines (Cosco) is placing an order for five 14,000-TEU vessels as it continues with an aggressive tonnage scrapping programme to revitalise both its fleet and its flagging profits.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
30 Aug 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties.
30 Aug 2014
Chilean container line CSAV cut back its losses in the second quarter, losing $58.5 million ahead of its merger with German carrier Hapag-Lloyd.
30 Aug 2014
The Clementine Maersk will skip the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, in its current rotation, citing congestion and “significant” delays following the CMA CGM Attila’s striking of the dock two days ago. The Maersk Line vessel will shift cargo bound for the Canadian gateway to the CMA CGM La Scala.
29 Aug 2014
NYK Line in May took delivery of the first post-Panamax car carrier built in Japan. Dubbed the Aries Leader, the new pure car carrier not only boasts a capacity of 7,000 vehicle units, but also a wide range of energy-saving technologies not found on other such vessels.