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.

Commentary

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

22 Apr 2017
Growth in car carrier ship capacity is balanced by uneven demand for vehicles and high-and-heavy cargoes.
22 Apr 2017
Rising cargo volumes deliver increasing profits despite the fragile economic situation in the European market.
06 Apr 2017
Wan Hai Lines bucked the industry trend of deep 2016 losses, posting a profit for the year, albeit a far smaller gain than in 2015.
05 Apr 2017
Authorities are planning to investigate the cause of a fire that broke out in the bow of a 13,800 twenty-foot e
21 Mar 2017
Cargo booking exchange platform secures funding of $8.5 million from GE and Goldman Sachs, among others.
08 Mar 2017
The undeniably grim outlook for global container lines in 2017 nevertheless could brighten.
22 Feb 2017
In an interview with JOC.com, APM Terminals’ Morten Engelstoft shared his thoughts on the global marine terminal operating business.
09 Feb 2017
Maersk Line managed to grab market share from its competitors during the brutal rate war of 2016, which could be useful as the carrier prepares to compete against the two new alliances from April 1.
08 Feb 2017
The Maersk Group said its forwarding and logistics arm still has some way to go to improve its performance.
08 Feb 2017
Container line consolidation and challenges in key markets put a dent in profit at APM Terminals.