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

“Contracts” in the container shipping industry essentially are loose handshake agreements put to paper, where there are no penalties for non-performance.

News & Analysis

30 Jun 2016
China Cosco Shipping says the Greek government is not living up to its side of the bargain in the deal they struck for the port of Piraeus.
30 Jun 2016
Tom Roth-Roffy, the aggressive investigator in charge of the National Transportation Safety Board El Faro inquiry, has retired midway through the investigation.
30 Jun 2016
A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.
30 Jun 2016
Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.
29 Jun 2016
United Arab Shipping Company’s shareholders voted for a merger with German carrier Hapag-Lloyd.
29 Jun 2016
The state of U.S. freight growth in 2016 and perhaps next year hangs on inventories.
29 Jun 2016
Zim Integrated Shipping Services might join the 2M Alliance.
29 Jun 2016
The impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is expected to be muted.
29 Jun 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine’s creditors have extended a suspension of debt repayments that was to expire Wednesday.
28 Jun 2016
How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.