Container Lines

Container Lines

In-depth coverage of container freight, including TEUs, iso containers, container standards and relevant issues.

The container carrier landscape is constantly evolving. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

The recent attack on a Egyptian Naval patrol boat serves as a reminder that Egypt’s relative calm should not be mistaken as a sign of stability, and that maritime interests tied to the Suez Canal are far from insulated from country's many security problems.

News & Analysis

24 Nov 2014
Carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement covering the eastbound Asia to U.S. trade have postponed implementing a massive general rate increase originally set to be implemented on Dec. 15.
24 Nov 2014
West Africa trade still points to a region with growth potential, despite a nearly 30 percent drop in exports caused by the Ebola outbreak, Drewry and carrier executives say.
24 Nov 2014
Maersk Line’s chief executive said the carrier would settle for lower margins if this meant more of its competitors were profitable, reflecting concerns that while the largest carriers are profitable the rest of the industry is struggling to keep pace.
24 Nov 2014
Increasing container dwell times are taking a toll at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, further exacerbating congestion at the busiest U.S. port complex.
24 Nov 2014
Emirates Shipping Line on Monday said it will expand its services connecting Asia and East Africa into two fixed-day weekly services that will ensure that “port delays do not impact the quality of service on either loop.”
24 Nov 2014
CMA CGM’s net income almost tripled in the third quarter as the French carrier’s container volume surged to an all-time high. The results support the trend in which the largest carriers in the world are also the most profitable.
24 Nov 2014
Evergreen Marine recorded an $80 million net profit in the three months ending Sept. 30. as the carrier added a second profitable quarter since joining the CKYH Alliance in March.
24 Nov 2014
The Philippine’ cabinet cluster on port congestion directed by cabinet secretary Jose Rene Almendras will gather for a port forum on November 27 in Manila as officials struggle to address the bottlenecks that have troubled the gateway since late February.
23 Nov 2014
Even at lower rates of growth in container volumes globally, ports will still have to absorb hundreds of millions of additional TEUs over the next decade, a challenge for marine terminals over and above the painful transition to an era of big ships.
Weekly wrap-up for Nov. 22
22 Nov 2014
Another week of the top stories on JOC.com focusing on the crisis-level congestion plaguing U.S. West Coast ports, although one story on Horizon Lines slipped into the Top 10.