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.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

Commentary

After securing some of the lowest trans-Pacific contract rates in years, U.S. importers are feeling tinges of anxiety, and with good reason.

News & Analysis

27 Jul 2016
Linea Peninsular has added a weekly container service to Port Tampa Bay.
CMA CGM has been investing in Traxens container monitoring solutions, one of which is pictured, since 2015.
27 Jul 2016
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has joined CMA CGM as a co-investor in Traxens.
26 Jul 2016
Automating the freight booking process may be a little closer with the launching of an online marketplace for China-U.S. shipments.
26 Jul 2016
Hanjin Shipping confirmed it remains in negotiations with tonnage providers for lower rates, but wouldn't say much else.
Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
25 Jul 2016
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.
25 Jul 2016
The Brexit will slow U.K. containerized trade in the short term.
23 Jul 2016
U.S. exports continue to struggle amid low freight rates and the strong dollar. 
22 Jul 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line moved more containers in the second quarter of 2016 than the same period a year before.
OOCL, its G6 Alliance partners and other ocean carriers can't seem to find the magic formula needed to bring trans-Pacifc capacity in line with demand.
22 Jul 2016
Container lines in the eastbound trans-Pacific this week were unable to hold on to their rate increases of last week.
22 Jul 2016
Asia-Europe spot freight rates continued their steady march down from the year’s high reached on July 1.