International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News relating to the import and export business, including customs, current economics and more.


The transloading trend is placing severe pressure on the largest container gateway in the Americas, where the adjacent Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handled a combined 14.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units last year.

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2015
The potential acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines by CMA CGM would mark the biggest consolidation in container shipping based on the capacity of the targeted carrier, according to Alphaliner.
22 Nov 2015
CMA CGM moved a step closer to acquiring Neptune Orient Lines after entering into an exclusivity agreement with the Singapore carrier that could see a formal offer made in early December.
William Dunavant at JOC Inland 2015
22 Nov 2015
William B. Dunavant III on the future of American agriculture shipping.
16 Nov 2015
There is little prospect of a bidding war for NOL between prospective suitors Maersk Line and CMA CGM as the risks involved in acquiring a loss-making line in a weak market will lean heavily on the sale price, Drewry believes.
10 Nov 2015
Difficulties in estimating Neptune Orient Lines’ valuation, its unprofitability and the steady loss of market share by its APL container division will make a proposed sale of the Singapore-listed company no easy task.
09 Nov 2015
Acquiring Neptune Orient Lines would enable either Maersk Line or CMA CGM to strengthen their trans-Pacific business and mitigate each’s weakness in the Asia-Europe trade lane, according to a shipping analyst.
06 Nov 2015
CMA CGM declined to comment on reports it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the Singapore-listed owner of ocean carrier APL.
06 Nov 2015
Damco’s recovery gathered pace in the third quarter with the Maersk Group’s freight forwarding and logistics unit swinging to a $20 million profit from a $68 million loss a year ago.
06 Nov 2015
APM Terminals’ profit halved in the third quarter due to a sharp decline in imports of containers into oil-producing countries in West Africa, Russia and Brazil.
06 Nov 2015
Maersk Line's profit plunged 60 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier as rising overcapacity and lower cargo volumes depressed ocean freight rates to historic lows.