Ships & Shipbuilding

Commentary

Containerization, “the box that changed the world,” was the catalyst that allowed global trade to grow to where it is today. From 1986 through 2006, global trade quadrupled. It doubled again from 2000 to 2006. The link between the growth of containerization and that of global trade is no coincidence.

News & Analysis

28 Apr 2016
The decline in global piracy continued into the first quarter, but attacks are rising in some parts of the world.
28 Apr 2016
The struggles of South Korea's largest container lines have created a new top shipowner in the country.
27 Apr 2016
The fleet of idled container ships has shrunk slightly as several large vessels laid-up have returned to service, according to Alphaliner.
26 Apr 2016
The voyage data recorder from the El Faro, which sank on Oct. 1 in the Bahamas, killing its 33-member crew, was located early Tuesday morning — a development that lately had seemed unlikely to happen because the equipment’s batteries were believed to have expired.
26 Apr 2016
Yildirim Holding is mulling investment in U.S. ports as the Turkish transport and industrial conglomerate pursues its bid to become a top 10 global terminal operator.
21 Apr 2016
Greek container ship owner Costamare boosted net income by a third in a flat first quarter that saw charter rates slump to historic lows.
20 Apr 2016
Mega-ships have a detrimental impact on supply chains by reducing capacity for just-in-time production and forcing factories to increase safety stocks, according to the transport procurement head of a major global shipper.
19 Apr 2016
Container lines can reserve transits for vessels of up to 14,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units through the Panama Canal, providing carriers with the ability to gain greater economies of scale, which may or may not be passed onto shippers.
18 Apr 2016
U.S. federal safety officials on Monday began a second effort to locate the data recorder of the sunken El Faro in an effort to solve the mystery of the deadliest U.S.-flag vessel accident in more than 30 years.
14 Apr 2016
Captain Timothy A. Brown, president of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots for 21 years before retiring at the end of 2012, died Sunday at the age of 73.