International Freight Shipping

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


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

16 Oct 2016
Deepwater Wind’s $300 million, 30 MW project three miles off Block Island, Rhode Island, is small compared with big onshore and offshore projects at other locations, but it’s seen as a breakthrough for the US market.
12 Oct 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and its Eukor Car Carriers affiliate have agreed to pay civil penalties to settle US Federal Maritime Commission allegations of wrongdoing.
11 Oct 2016
Steel is the world’s most important industrial material and has direct and indirect impact on breakbulk volumes.
Damco's new CEO Klaus Rud Sejling has held positions within the Maersk Group across its transportation and energy divisions.
27 Sep 2016
Damco has named a long-time executive as its new CEO as the company’s parent Maersk Group reorganizes itself.
APM Terminals has a new leader for the first time in 12 years.
22 Sep 2016
Morten Engelstoft is to take up the position of CEO of APM Terminals as part of a set of changes in the executive management of the Maersk Group.
22 Sep 2016
Maersk Group will be reorganized into two separate divisions, with the synergy efforts expected to deliver cost savings of around $600 million over the next three years.
06 Sep 2016
Wilhelmsen and Wallenius have unveiled plans to merge their three jointly owned ocean car carrier and roll on-roll off lines.
05 Sep 2016
CMA CGM has completed its acquisition of NOL and its liner unit APL.
The NYK Iris Leader transits the larger locks of the Panama Canal. Ships move through the new locks with the help of tugs. The old locks rely on locomotives to pull ships through them.
03 Sep 2016
The Panama Canal’s expanded locks have opened a new path for roll-on, roll-off carriers.