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

More than 75 percent of all carriers that I have seen in my 44-plus-year career are gone, failed mostly when their governments decided to remove the life support system — money. 

News & Analysis

02 Dec 2016
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates are sliding on the wind down of the peak season.
02 Dec 2016
Container shipping lines are “playing poker” with ports as their push for lower handling charges puts future terminal investments at risk, Drewry Shipping Consultants said.
02 Dec 2016
Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have taken a sharp turn upwards, rising by 20 percent over the previous week.
01 Dec 2016
Risks surrounding rapid changes in carrier and terminal industries are a source of confusion for ports and shippers.
01 Dec 2016
As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.
01 Dec 2016
Maersk Line ended weeks of speculation with an announcement that it had reached an agreement to buy Hamburg Süd.
30 Nov 2016
Fitch Ratings said Wednesday it expects Maersk Line to fulfill a long-anticipated takeover of a rival.
30 Nov 2016
US federal safety investigators in mid-December will make public key information pertaining to the 2015 sinking of TOTE Maritime’s El Faro.
30 Nov 2016
Fesco’s revenue and profit is still collapsing.
30 Nov 2016
Shippers on Asia-Europe are struggling to predict the market as they engage with container lines in annual contract discussions.