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

How can alliances maintain enduring links with hubs if the alliances themselves are constantly in flux?

News & Analysis

The Ocean Alliance will get a new 45-day review period from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission after it submits responses to FMC queries.
25 Aug 2016
U.S. maritime regulators have more questions for the Ocean Alliance.
25 Aug 2016
A group of Asia-based container lines are teaming up to offer new joint services on the intra-Asia trade.
Traffic at Venezuelan ports such as Puerto de La Guaira‎, pictured, has plummeted in recent years because of the collapse in the price of oil and government mismanagement of the economy.
25 Aug 2016
It is hard to believe that Venezuela’s container import business could get any worse — but it has done just that in 2016.
Hanjin Shipping has until Sept. 4 to meet the conditions set by its creditors, and the South Korean government has expressed reluctance to bail out the struggling container line.
25 Aug 2016
Hanjin Shipping on Thursday submitted its plan to boost liquidity to the Korea Development Bank.
25 Aug 2016
APL’s tie-up with CMA CGM has allowed the Singapore liner to re-enter the India-Europe trade lane.
25 Aug 2016
The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.
24 Aug 2016
Tighter global emission standards on container ships are giving birth to a new vessel type designed specifically to ply the Irish Sea.
Containers from more than 30 countries and the U.S. that have recorded cases of the Zika virus are now subject to extra scrutiny from Chinese regulators.
24 Aug 2016
Many U.S. exporters are still confused about how to meet Chinese rules aimed at preventing the spread of the Zika virus.
It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
24 Aug 2016
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.
24 Aug 2016
Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.