Among the world’s largest trade lanes, the trans-Atlantic rarely grabs the headlines, but it can still spring a surprise. Final figures aren’t in yet, but the route grew faster than its larger east-west rivals and the much-hyped north-south trades through most of 2014.
09 Jul 2014
Trade between northern Europe and North America fell in May, but carriers are making moves to keep their utilization rates over 90 percent on both eastbound and westbound routes, Drewry says.
13 Jun 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect in July...
06 Jun 2014
Despite recent improvements, global container lines’ schedule reliability and on-time container delivery have been worse every month so far this year versus last year.
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
04 Jun 2014
Maersk Line said it intends to raise rates on shipments between the Mediterranean and North America, beginning July 1.
30 May 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
21 May 2014
The dramatic surge in the number of container ships scrapped in recent months is set to continue but will have minimal impact on the oversupply of vessels in the key East-West trades, according to Drewry Maritime Intelligence.
15 May 2014
Zim is teaming up with Hapag-Lloyd on the U.S.-Mediterranean route to increase port coverage and reduce transit times, in the Israeli ocean carrier’s second agreement with a member of the G6 Alliance in the past week.
01 May 2014
A temporary space shortage on the trans-Atlantic is looming thanks to implementation of the G6 Alliance in that trade lane.
28 Apr 2014
The opening of the enlarged Panama Canal in 2016 likely will trigger a “massive” surplus of 4,000- to 5,000-TEU container ships, many of which will have to be scrapped regardless of their age, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
25 Apr 2014
Full-year 2013 numbers are in for the U.S. containerized ocean trade, and, as expected, year-over-year growth in imports, exports and total trade was middling.