Trade Lanes

An overview of container trade, container lines and shipping line news.

Commentary

The extent to which beneficial cargo owners are controlling the discussion in trans-Pacific contract negotiations is becoming more evident, and that leverage is greater now than at any time since the 2008-09 recession.

News & Analysis

25 Jun 2016
The larger locks of the Panama Canal open on Sunday, but what impact will they have on global trade and container shipping?
24 Jun 2016
Spot rates on Asia-Europe turn around as carriers prepare for big July 1 increases.
23 Jun 2016
The general rate increase strategy does not appear to be a complete waste of time.
22 Jun 2016
Industry executives are urging exporters to honor the bookings they make.
21 Jun 2016
Container lines are postponing peak-season surcharges on the trans-Pacific.
20 Jun 2016
Container lines are facing “peak season blues,” according to shippers surveyed by Drewry Maritime Research.
17 Jun 2016
Spot rates on the trans-Pacific fell for the third straight week.
17 Jun 2016
Carriers banking on hefty July 1 rate increases to boost profitability over the peak season.
14 Jun 2016
Container lines keep cutting capacity even as the season for back-to-school restocking kicks into gear.
14 Jun 2016
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines launched a new direct regular container service to South Korea.