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 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.
08 Feb 2017
After posting a $376 million annual loss, Maersk Line believes rising freight rates in 2017 will have a dramatic effect on its profit.
20 Jan 2017
Vehicle buyers and dealers sought treble damages.
22 Dec 2016
Wilhelmsen and Wallenius on Thursday signed an agreement to merge the Norwegian and Swedish companies’ joint investments in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier.
13 Dec 2016
Maersk “will be like one company” offering container shipping, logistics, and port services.
08 Nov 2016
US containerized importers will turn up the heat in the last two months of 2016. 
03 Nov 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and DB Cargo have agreed to develop a joint-venture hub at Monfalcone to support European vehicle manufacturers’ exports to the Mediterranean and Asia.