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

13 Jun 2017
A year after the implementation of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirement, the once hot-button fears about the regulation have disappeared, but doubts on the accuracy of declarations linger.
07 Jun 2017
Heavy-lift specialist Mammoet has completed the lifting and positioning of the two largest units of an $8 billion Sasol ethane cracker and related plants that will add to exports of polyethylene resins from the US Gulf region.
11 May 2017
The global terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group also said it lost services in the alliance reshuffle.
11 May 2017
Rising rates were not enough to beat surging bunker fuel prices in the first quarter that dragged Maersk Line into the red.
10 May 2017
DFDS’s first-quarter earnings increased more than 10 percent on rising sea freight volume on its North European roll-on, roll-off routes.
27 Apr 2017
The move seeks to solve a core problem that underpins the industry’s slow pace in digitalizing processes.
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