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

There is still debate headed into the 17th Annual TPM Conference this year as to the strength of the trans-Pacific market. But what seems undeniable is a growing sense that the container market has begun to recover. The new era ushered in last year could be one of higher prices.

News & Analysis

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.
22 Feb 2017
Just over a month remains until the new alliances go live.
22 Feb 2017
An unfamiliar mood of optimism appears to have entered the container shipping industry, a feeling that has been absent for years.
21 Feb 2017
The announcement helps to fill critical gaps in market knowledge about port pairs and services of the new vessel-sharing agreements.
21 Feb 2017
Eimskip said it has 15 working days to reply to the preliminary objection.