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

Shipper concerns over fewer choices and options because of the significant changes that occurred to ocean carriers during 2016 is just one issue that will be echoed throughout the 17th Annual TPM Conference opening Feb. 26 in Long Beach. 

News & Analysis

26 Feb 2017
Trans-Pacific ocean carriers’ newfound discipline on capacity could yield higher rates from shippers in the coming year — if they don’t fold under the pressure.
25 Feb 2017
The largest pain point yet to resolve in refrigerated shipping is the lack of data and transparency in managing the end-to-end cold chain, the former head of Maersk Line's reefer business says.
24 Feb 2017
This development could signal that carriers will exert more discipline than last year as they negotiate service contracts.
24 Feb 2017
Eimskip says more acquisitions are on the way in 2017.
24 Feb 2017
After recording seven straight weeks of declines, spot rates on the China-Europe route have increased.
23 Feb 2017
Eimskip aims to make weekly visits by 2020.
23 Feb 2017
APL product aims at shippers with day-definite intermodal shipment needs.
23 Feb 2017
It’s the first of what the small East Coast port hopes will be two new services coming to the gateway as ocean carriers and their alliances sort out port coverage this year.
23 Feb 2017
The Ocean Alliance appears to have filled in the missing pieces of its network schedule, releasing the full port rotation and terminal call details.
22 Feb 2017
Matson's premium China-Long Beach service should be a bright spot in 2017.