Trans-Pacific

Trans-Pacific volumes have been respectable this year, but they have still been unable to catch up with capacity introduced by container lines in the recent past.
26 Aug 2016
Vessels carrying peak-season imports from Asia are filling up.
20 May 2016
Carriers throw GRIs, rate restorations, peak season surcharges and even "structural revenue recovery programs" at shippers as spot rates fall.
18 May 2016
An analysis by Alphaliner has determined the capacity shares of the three major shipping alliances on major east-west trades after news of the THE Alliance broke.
17 May 2016
Matson Logistics is offering an express less-than-containerload service connecting China with the New York metropolitan area.
13 May 2016
General rate increases on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades failed to take hold.
13 May 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine is working to assure the shipping public that it will continue to remain operational after the revelation that the South Korean carrier had been left out of the world’s newest shipping alliance, THE Alliance.
THE Alliance Mitsui O.S.K Lines, NYK Line, "K" Line, Hanjin Shipping , Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming Line
13 May 2016
The line up of the new alliance aimed at competing with the 2M and Ocean Alliance has been announced.
12 May 2016
Containerized imports at the Port of Los Angeles increased as trade flows in the trans-Pacific appear to be returning to normal seasonal patterns.
09 May 2016
Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou gives his thoughts on how the carrier is adjusting to the changing contract to spot market ratio on the major trades.
06 May 2016
There is not much in the container line tool box to address low rates. Carriers are loath to idle too much capacity or blank too many sailings lest they lose market share, and general rate increases that are regularly imposed never stick for long.
05 May 2016
Matson expects its operating income from ocean transportation this year to drop 15 percent to 20 percent from 2015, when its niche China-to-U.S. service benefited from larger rivals’ problems at West Coast ports.
03 May 2016
Pacific International Lines is looking beyond today’s bleak business climate and is aiming to make a splash later this month.