Container Lines

Business intelligence, news and analysis on the container lines that transport most of the world's trade such as CMA CGM, MOL, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, and others. JOC.com's coverage of container lines ranges from new services to leadership changes and in-depth analysis of pricing and volume trends that directly impact shippers' bottom lines and supply chains. 

The container line landscape is constantly evolving as market dynamics present new challenges to the industry. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

Government-owned or heavily supported container carriers still exist, and to me that’s the flaw in the industry’s business model.

News & Analysis

28 Apr 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific this week went up for the first time since mid-January.
28 Apr 2017
The House of Representatives — and soon the Senate, sources say — will hear the concerns of domestic tugboat operators.
28 Apr 2017
"Port Klang will be the big loser as a result of the alliance shifts.”
28 Apr 2017
The cost of the takeover was revealed for the first time.
28 Apr 2017
It has been a good first quarter for OOCL with solid increases in revenue and volumes on the east-west trades. Business appears to be looking up for Hong Kong's OOCL.
28 Apr 2017
Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have risen close to their 2017 highs, even as backhaul rates fall for the forth consecutive week.
28 Apr 2017
The next 12 months will be good for Japan's top three carriers that are predicting a profitable 2017/18 financial year.
27 Apr 2017
The move seeks to solve a core problem that underpins the industry’s slow pace in digitalizing processes.
26 Apr 2017
With the help of Microsoft, Maersk Line plans to roll out customer software applications in the third quarter that will help beneficial cargo owners track containers and manage cargo.
26 Apr 2017
Trading in Yang Ming stock on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was suspended last week.